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Homemade Gantry crane

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Hi, dne’ here, for a long time, I’ve had the hankering to have a Gantry crane.(See the definition below). I must admit that a Gantry Crane does take up quite a bit of room, but if made correctly, or bought, they should roll fairly easily despite their weight and size and provide a lot of […]

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Singer sewing machine 241-12 (vintage)

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C’mon Dne’, a sewing machine? 😉 Dear friends, who says classic and vintage has to be only related to Cars and Trucks? This particular sewing machine from the ’50’s(?) is a classic! It’s incredibly heavy, and incredibly heavy-duty! Whatever one can put beneath the foot, it will sew! Only heaven knows how many yards this […]

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HF Paint Shaker (pneumatic)

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  HI Classic Car enthusiast fans! Just a short mention of my new, now used, Harbor Freight Tools paint shaker!  I had a gallon can of 2k primer that had sat on a shelf, and it had a slight leak, so I took it to the paint store where I buy my automotive paints to […]

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Harbor Freight Tools transmission jack

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Hi, Dne’ here with another blog!  As a DIY’er, I need to do things as cheaply as possible, however I’d rather use the descriptive phrase of “lesser expensive” vs than the word cheaply! 😉  I needed a tranny jack to remove a transmission from a 73 Chevy Impala~ omg! that was a harrowing experience! The […]

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The Hand Impact

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  Hi! Dne’ here;)A few days ago, I encountered some rusty frozen Phillip screws that hold my plastic bumper to my Geo Tracker. This is one of those times when specialty tools, rarely used, lying in the tool box comes in handy and saves the day! I bought this hand impact when I had my […]

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Snap-on flywheel turner

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Hi gang! Sometimes there’s a tool in your toolbox that you may use once in a great while~ here below, I needed to turn the flywheel to connect the flywheel to the torque convertor. This tool by Snap-on works wonderfully! I’ve had this tool for years and I’ve only needed on rare occasions!   There […]

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MaxJax lifting pads and locking mechanism

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G’day mates! I love the Aussie accent! ; ) I can put on a pretty good Aussie accent, but I have no Aussie in me! lol Now what’s this accent thing have to do with Classic Cars and Tools! nothing, just having a little fun ; ) I wanted to share a little information about […]

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Fresh air breathing system

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If you smell it or breathe it, it’s too late! It amazes me some time, people will spend a great deal of money on paint sprayers, only to buy a 30 dollar paint respirator! The chemicals being sprayed or brushed are very caustic! The lungs are very vulnerable to chemicals! Cancer causing, maybe not now, […]

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Craftsman oilless air compressor not pumping

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Hi friends! Dne’ here! My brother “Robo”, bought one of the oilless air compressor went out. He uses this compressor at his car wash to run his foaming brushes. You know, when you turn on the brush at a coin operated car wash, the foamy soap comes out? The compressed air makes this happen! Didn’t […]

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Mini shop crane

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Hi! Dne’ here! ; )  If you’ve searched through my site, you’ve probably seen My Little Mule, or a small shop crane, in my Tool section? Have you not? Well, this is My Little Mule II ! My other Little Mule is busy at the moment! Once again, this is a used Hoyer lift or […]

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