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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Well it isn't much and the welds look really bad and it is a little crooked even though I tried to weld it straight but the important thing is ... IT WORKS !  It works great !  I just tried making 3 tucks to see how it went and all 3 were exactly the same, exactly where I wanted them and were just the size of tuck I wanted.  What a great tool.  I made this tucking fork from steel rod from an old shopping cart a friend gave me.  A little cutting, grinding and welding and now I can get back to my track-T nose.  I love this stuff.  But I sure hope my welding improves soon.  I need a lot of practice.IMG_6239.JPGIMG_6240.JPG



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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONT

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When I got into this game in 1960, I belonged to the Strokers car club which had it's club house in the lower level of a large barn. The upper level of the barn was used by a local appliance store to store it's trade-ins. These machines were a constant source of odd parts and metal to build our hot rods. Today that appliance storage is called Summit. Jim, I have seen you make many parts and tools out of non car related supplies. You are really a renaissance hot rodder. Good work.
Warren

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Right on Jim.

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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It may be hard to believe but I tried to do a roll of dimes or quarters when I welded it. I just can't seem to stay on seam yet and I think I saw 'the bubble' once. I just need a lot more practice I think. But on the up side, what a boost to my moral to get this kind of support. Maybe someday I'll be good enough to actually be able to help somebody else with their build.

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Jim, you built the tool and it does what you want. There's nothing wrong with that, good on ya. I have an old hammer my Dad made about 60 years ago, just a 14" square head bolt threaded into a 2lb hunk of solid copper. Works great still to this day - plus, since he's not with us any longer I think of him every time I put it in my hand. You're home-made tools may do the same for someone else one day, family or friend.

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When I started my mechanic’s apprenticeship many years ago, I spent some time in a welding shop for training. The first thing they had me make was a chipping hammer and I still have it. I have others I bought but I use that one too. It still works great and it reminds me of the “old” days, the ones that are getting older by the day. Your tucking tool is a great inspiration to build one – thanks for posting.

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I started in the auto trade in 1963 and the fellow who trained me had been in the trade since the mid 20s. He showed me how to make a few tools i would need and they are still in my toolbox to this day and they still get used.

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My dear old Dad made tool boxes for all his stuff.
I have one or two left.

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PETERBOROUGH, ONT

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Thank you everyone for your kind words and these stories are great to hear. Sounds like there are a lot of old tools and a lot of memories to go with them.

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Cuddles wrote:

Thank you everyone for your kind words and these stories are great to hear. Sounds like there are a lot of old tools and a lot of memories to go with them.


           Who are you calling a old tool ???



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toomuchjunk wrote:
Cuddles wrote:

Thank you everyone for your kind words and these stories are great to hear. Sounds like there are a lot of old tools and a lot of memories to go with them.


           Who are you calling a old tool ???


   We prefer the term  Well used. 



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51 Styline wrote:
toomuchjunk wrote:
Cuddles wrote:

Thank you everyone for your kind words and these stories are great to hear. Sounds like there are a lot of old tools and a lot of memories to go with them.


           Who are you calling a old tool ???


   We prefer the term  Well used. 


 ..........Well Used.........you mean like massaged?.........



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