Some of my homemade tools

4' Sheet Metal Bender

Made from scrap steel, some allthread and a couple of springs.


Washing Machine Motor Belt Sander

Had to make a shroud for the motor to keep metal flakes out of it.
Used an old idler puller from a car and a Harbor Freight wheel in the front.
The main wheel was found at a scrap yard and then bored and tapped with a set screw.
Total build cost was about $20.

Belt Sander from Broken Grinder

This old grinder was tossed out by a company because one of the wheels broke off.
I needed a sander when some scouts were working on making homemade knives.
This one is perfect because it spins at 3,450 RPM.
Cost to add a belt sander was about $5.