Search found 15 matches

by LostInSpace
Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Just For The Heck Of It
Replies: 7
Views: 1863

Re: Just For The Heck Of It

Circle clip (snap ring) pliers.
by LostInSpace
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: DIY firestarter
Replies: 16
Views: 8347

Re: DIY firestarter

zelph wrote:I use a single edge razor blade as a striker. It fliks a good spark just where you need it.


Thanks for the idea. I'll try that. Isn't carrying a single edge razor blade on your key ring a little dangerous? :lol:
by LostInSpace
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Just for the heck of it
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

Re: Just for the heck of it

This is a cylinder wall hone. You use it when you replace the piston rings in a motor.
by LostInSpace
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: DIY firestarter
Replies: 16
Views: 8347

Re: DIY firestarter

I've also used the ring solderless terminals. They did'nt hold very well. They are made of copper and hove no "spring" to them. Meaning they are'nt under tension once spread apart. The're kinda dead!!! :) If the terminal is large enough, you may not have to spread it apart. I think an 8-g...
by LostInSpace
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: Tea Lite Candle Holder
Replies: 7
Views: 2496

Re: Tea Lite Candle Holder

Does the burning of candles produce carbon monoxide? This might affect you decision to use a candle in a tent.


Small flame produces small amount of carbon monoxide but not enough to be a health hazard in your ventilated tent.
by LostInSpace
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Homemade Stove Ideas
Topic: DIY firestarter
Replies: 16
Views: 8347

Re: DIY firestarter

You might try crimping the flint in a piece of 1/4" ID copper tubing. A lighter solution would be to use brass tubing of the appropriate ID. You can get various sizes at hobby shops. The brass tubing is lighter than copper. A good way to get a really tight fit is to use a swaging tool. Boatyard...
by LostInSpace
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: What is it used for?
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: What is it used for?

Skidsteer wrote: Hmmm...It appears Pure Mahem had the first right answer if not the correct spelling....


True!

Once I got rid of my '88 F-150 I no longer have a need for a brake spring tool. Can anybody come up with another use for one of these? Any modifications that would give it some other purpose?
by LostInSpace
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Weird looking tool!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5098

Re: Weird looking tool!!!

Lost In Space has been silent since the post was made. Maybe he is truly lost in space. Yes, Lost In Space ... spaced out this week! PM is on it's way. May be stuck in the out box. I have been looking for pictures of a farrier's lasting pliers, but have been unsuccessful. Once I gave up on women wi...
by LostInSpace
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: What is it used for?
Replies: 11
Views: 3051

Re: What is it used for?

Pure Mahem wrote:It's a tool for removing and installing springs when you change break shoes.


No! Brake shoes, not break shoes! Ha ha ha. I couldn't resist. :mrgreen:
by LostInSpace
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Mystery Tool - What is it??????
Topic: Weird looking tool!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5098

Re: Weird looking tool!!!

On second thought, it's a farrier's hammer lasting pliers.

Go to advanced search