Greetings to all lovers of homemade products and those who just looked at the site in search of interesting ideas that you can take note of. This is exactly the one I want to share with you today. More precisely, not personally, I am only an intermediary, but one craftsman from far abroad. If you have an old, out-of-order geyfer clamp (popularly clamping pliers), or it somehow fell into your hands, do not rush to throw it away, after a small upgrade it can turn out to be a very useful tool in the garage or workshop. Are you interested? Then you are welcome, read, study, watch (video as usual, below) and take note.
* old geyfer clip,
* metal circle with a diameter of about 50 -55 mm.
* drilling machine (you can drill),
* grinder with a set of cutting wheels,
* welding machine,
* files, round and flat,
* grinding machine (grinder).
The photo below shows the materials, or rather the base – pliers and round timber. Its diameter can be different, it all depends on what you plan to unscrew with a new tool in the future. For smaller nuts, you can use a smaller diameter round timber, for larger nuts, it is better to take a larger round timber.
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The author sets the round timber vertically and uses a marker to mark it. The whole point of the revision is that you need to replace the old clamping jaws with new ones. Their thickness should be slightly larger.
Then, holding the round timber in a vise, the author proceeds to sawing off the necessary workpiece. Here the grinder is used. True, if you have a circular cut-off machine at hand or even better a band saw, things will go much faster, and with minimal losses.
Having cut off a penny of the required thickness, the author polished it along the planes and trimmed it around the circumference. Then he pasted a template on it, on which the outlines of the lips and holes were drawn. There are only three of them – two with a diameter of 8 mm and one with a diameter of 10 mm. The author performs crimping on the marks and starts drilling.
Step 5 .
Next, the author cuts off the excess along the contour with a grinder and cuts the workpiece in half. He breaks off the excess with ticks. Then both halves, the author alternately squeezes in a vice, and gives the desired shape to all surfaces. For this he uses flat and round files. Grinds on the outer surfaces with a grinder.
Step 6 .
Now you need to give the sponges tenacity. To do this, the author first grips one part in a vice and where there is contact between the sponge and the nut, the engraver cuts grooves like in a vice.
The author does the same with the second workpiece.
And so the new details are ready. The only thing left is to fit the old instrument under them. To do this, the author puts the details on the tool, as shown in the photo and marks the border with a marker. Then the author clamps the tool in a vice and cuts off the excess with a grinder.
At this stage, the author joins the tool with new parts and welds them on two sides and edges.
Next comes the processing of welded seams, first the scale is removed, then the seams are carefully processed with a grinder and then everything is ground on a grinder.
At this stage, the author demonstrates his new universal tool in action. He copes well with nuts.
Further, the author complicates the task and experiments with burnt nuts on some equipment. And the tool copes with them perfectly. This means everything is working as it should.
That's actually everything is below, as the video of the process promised.