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Old 04-15-2009, 12:30 PM   post #1 of 20
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Default Some of my homemade contraptions

hey guys, I really like reading this section of MTF and gathering info for future projects. Below is some pics of projects I have built over the years.

This spring I built this sleeve hitch and modified an old tiller for the garden. It still needs some fine tuning but works well.





A couple years ago a friend and I built this pull behind mower. Its 48" cut with a 12hp briggs. I pull it with a DGS6500 Craftsman 54" cut. Together they laydown around 100" per pass.





I needed a new wood stove for the garage a while back and built this one out of 24" dia pipe. It is not much to look at but you dont have to squat down to load it and a trap door dumps the ashes into a 5 gal bucket.




My driveway is pretty long and the gravels tend to wash out from time to time. so I built this drag out of 8" beams. Its very simple but works really well. I need to install an electric winch on the pig pole so i dont have to get out to raise the drag for backing up.

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Old 04-15-2009, 12:38 PM   post #2 of 20
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that stove is awesome. I like your use of a grinding wheel as a knob, or is that the draft control?

I plan on mount a old tiller to my sleeve hitch like you have. Good job.

that drag looks like it should get it done.

Thanks for sharing your work.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:40 PM   post #3 of 20
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nice work
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:47 PM   post #4 of 20
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thanks, and yes that grinding wheel is the draft. It works good and does not get too hot to touch.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:53 PM   post #5 of 20
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I also like the stove. Good job on all.
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I wish I had that kind of ambition left in me. Reminds of my younger days. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:03 PM   post #7 of 20
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Very ingenious, cost-effective and well-made. I like the way you think and do things dude!
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Love the wood burner. Given the over all shape you could add some fins to the upper area where it transitions to the chimney. It would then look like an old aerial bomb and the fins would also radiate heat.

The drag is pretty slick. Did you make the derrick for it too or was that off of something else?
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:16 PM   post #9 of 20
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Love the wood burner. Given the over all shape you could add some fins to the upper area where it transitions to the chimney. It would then look like an old aerial bomb and the fins would also radiate heat.

The drag is pretty slick. Did you make the derrick for it too or was that off of something else?
thanks, and that is a good idea about the fins. My friends call it the missle. haha! I built that derrick out of an old bent piece of pipe i found on a job. Its a big help. it slides into my reese hitch reciever.
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Great thread!...I love the homemade contraptions part of MTF ,its a favorite of mine,since I cobb a lot of things together out of leftovers and scrap too!..
I like the stove,reminds me of one I made from 275 gallon oil tank,my friends called it "the moose" because I had a "T" and two pipes like truck stacks for the exhaust on it--looked like a big brown moose out in the yard when I'd use it to burn brush--I had it on wheels so I could tow it around with my tractor,used it in the garage and outside!..

I see a neat quonset building in the background of the derrick photo!..any info on that,I dont think I've seen one quite like that with the ribs on the siding going horizontal before..I have a home made wrecker unit that bolts in a truck bed similar to your derrick too!..
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:36 PM   post #11 of 20
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Great thread!...I love the homemade contraptions part of MTF ,its a favorite of mine,since I cobb a lot of things together out of leftovers and scrap too!..
I like the stove,reminds me of one I made from 275 gallon oil tank,my friends called it "the moose" because I had a "T" and two pipes like truck stacks for the exhaust on it--looked like a big brown moose out in the yard when I'd use it to burn brush--I had it on wheels so I could tow it around with my tractor,used it in the garage and outside!..

I see a neat quonset building in the background of the derrick photo!..any info on that,I dont think I've seen one quite like that with the ribs on the siding going horizontal before..I have a home made wrecker unit that bolts in a truck bed similar to your derrick too!..

The moose, sounds pretty cool. I would love to see a pic of that, 275 gal is huge! My quonset building I got used and am not sure where is orginally came from. I really need to get some paint on that thing this summer.
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Nice work. I really like the stove as well, must keep you toasty in the cold months. Thanks for posting.
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You have done well. Thanks for the post.
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You are quite the fabricator! You should be proud. Thanks for sharing.
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Nice job on all of your stuff. That stove must have taken some planning. And work. I see you took the pipe and cut out V's to get the taper at both ends. Nice work. It looks like a stove that if you had to buy it you could never afford it. Not having to squat down is a real benifit.
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