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Head Turd Polisher Administrator He who has the most nuts, wins! Posts: 55,891 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« on: July 03, 2013, 06:52:32 PM »
Some time ago I found this on the ground at work- its a link from a chain that drives a gantry crane.  Its solid steel and reasonably thick- as you can see compared to my Wenger Swiss Clipper and Fauxton.

My motive for grabbing it was firstly because it's kind of cool and secondly because I thought it would make a nice one piece multitool- although certainly a heavy one!

Anyways I thought it might make for an interesting brainstorm here.  Also if anyone had any specific ideas or desire for making something out of it, when we are done discussing it I could send it on to that person to make their masterpiece.

So.... anyone have any thoughts?  :D

Def

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 11:32:15 PM »
I reckon there's an Atwood or two trying to get out, should be some tough steel  :think:

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013, 11:58:39 PM »
Oh that must be one of the new leatherman one piece tools, I can tell by the rust.   >:D

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 12:11:05 AM »
 ^  :D

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 01:10:15 AM »
In case anyone is wondering, this is the kind of crane the piece came from.



Those look like some good ideas so far.

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 05:49:02 AM »
Pity the link pin hole isn't a bit smaller so it could be filed into a 1/4" hex. 

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 10:03:06 AM »
Pity the link pin hole isn't a bit smaller so it could be filed into a 1/4" hex. 

+1

You could add some gears, brass and do something Steampunk (Neil would really appreciate it)   :whistle:

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 10:08:34 AM »

Grant are you sure you want to walk under those things if bits are falling off?  :ahhh

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 11:42:38 AM »
You get used to the bits and pieces falling off.  That's why we wear the plastic hats.   :ahhh

I'll have to check when I get to work today, but the holes may be small enough to file into a hex wrench.

Def





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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 12:54:30 PM »
Grant you spend your days wondering round picking up rusty bits of metal.  Are you sure you are not tony?
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 02:01:36 PM »
I am certain I am not Tony.  We have totally different criteria for the rusty metal bits we pick up... :P

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2013, 03:08:22 PM »
I like it!
It has some potential :-)
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2013, 08:01:46 PM »
I am certain I am not Tony.  We have totally different criteria for the rusty metal bits we pick up... :P

Def

I think I shall take that as a compliment  :D

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 03:38:38 AM »
Not being me makes a lot of people happy.   :whistle:

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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 09:51:33 AM »

I had to read that twice  :think: :D

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2013, 05:11:10 PM »
Pity the link pin hole isn't a bit smaller so it could be filed into a 1/4" hex.


maybe cut down a cheap 1/4" wrench and weld it in, and then grinding it back it down into the hole.




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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 12:27:33 AM »

maybe cut down a cheap 1/4" wrench and weld it in, and then grinding it back it down into the hole.


I like the way you're thinking...

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« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2013, 05:31:46 AM »

maybe cut down a cheap 1/4" wrench and weld it in, and then grinding it back it down into the hole.


I like the way you're thinking...

Why make one if you can get one :)

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2013, 02:29:50 AM »
That sounds like the antithesis of what modding is about...   :ahhh

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2013, 04:13:49 AM »
That sounds like the antithesis of what modding is about...   :ahhh

Def

Sorry, I referring to the PART. You know how I feel about modding ;)

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2013, 11:02:39 AM »
Yes, that's why I was confused!  :D

Def

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2013, 03:09:00 AM »

Grant are you sure you want to walk under those things if bits are falling off?  :ahhh

I would personaly be much more worried about being the one driving/piloting (due to the lack of a better word) the crane. I would not like to be be up there when my crane is falling apart!  :ahhh
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2013, 12:33:45 PM »
It's only the bits and pieces that fall off.  The frames are pretty secure, otherwise they couldn't lift containers with them.

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2013, 01:02:10 AM »
It's only the bits and pieces that fall off.  The frames are pretty secure, otherwise they couldn't lift containers with them.

Def

Had it been some random bits falling off I could agree but this is a chain master link side plate, as in one of the pieces that holds the chain together.  I wouldn't worry about the frame either, I'd worry about about what they are trying to lift with that chain...   :ahhh 
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2013, 02:27:33 AM »
That link is just from a drive wheel, not a lifting component.  The worst that would happen is the wheels would stop turning and the crane would get stuck in a line.

Def

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2013, 03:12:32 AM »
Put the link in a sock and use it as a weapon :evil:
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 03:23:27 AM »
Put the link in a sock and use it as a weapon :evil:

Cheers Steve :rant: I was just going to suggest making a knuckleduster!

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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2013, 10:42:47 PM »
Put the link in a sock and use it as a weapon :evil:

Cheers Steve :rant: I was just going to suggest making a knuckleduster!
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2013, 08:45:25 PM »
That link is just from a drive wheel, not a lifting component.  The worst that would happen is the wheels would stop turning and the crane would get stuck in a line.

Def

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Phew!  Good to know.   :tu:
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Re: Looking for ideas- and maybe more!
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
Here is the machine this chain link is from. Or part of it anyway. The tire alone is about six feet tall.

Def

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