View Full Version : Look what I made today!

April 05, 2002, 23:39
It's not a FAL but it will help me get there. I was bored at work today and didn't feel like buying a wrench so I made my own. Next is a barrel vise. Now I'm just waiting for my Grade 3 from Dan's, should be here next week. What do you guys think?
All comments welcome.

Edited cuz I can't spell!

[ April 06, 2002: Message edited by: Sydwaiz ]

April 05, 2002, 23:43
It looks like you did an excellent job. Nice attention to detail. The one I made works but is not anywhere near as pretty.
How long did it take fron start to finish?

April 06, 2002, 01:11
Thanks. It took about 5 hours. What took the longest was hand grinding the shape to fit my Entreprise receiver and the square hole for my breaker bar. I had to EDM the hole because I didn't have a broach available. I figured I would make it so a variety of handles could be used ranging from a breaker bar to a bolted on handle to a large pipe. Having a family owned business sure has its advantages! :cool:

April 06, 2002, 02:23
Originally posted by Sydwaiz:
<STRONG>Edited cuz I can't spell!</STRONG>

Hookt on fonex wurkt fer me!


April 06, 2002, 02:32
That's a beauty, Syd,... I've had almost as much fun making my tools as I have building the rifles.

April 06, 2002, 04:21
That's a beaut! Nicest one we've had on the Files...probably the most expensive one(theoretically) too.

Don't forget a wrap of masking tape under the wrench, "just in case", to prevent marks.

April 06, 2002, 10:21
Great job Syd...lookout Elliott!

April 06, 2002, 10:53
Looks great! Nice work.

April 06, 2002, 13:18
Cannot use it - scratch the finish!!!