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Bolt Makiing Tool
North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
Historicus Forma: 783 posts
Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 12:31 PM UTC
Here is a quick technique that anyone can do to make a tool to help make bolts. It''s easy and customizable for your own spceific scale and project.

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South Australia, Australia
Joined: March 28, 2005
KitMaker: 353 posts
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Posted: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 03:45 PM UTC
VERY clever. They do look pretty nice
California, United States
Joined: April 01, 2002
KitMaker: 4,287 posts
Historicus Forma: 164 posts
Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 11:55 PM UTC
looks nice, but seems like an aweful lot of work when I can buy hex shaped rod and slice away for probably less than all the materials needed, and the rod doesn't take up much room on my bench. Nice idea though. "Q"
Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
KitMaker: 546 posts
Historicus Forma: 15 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 06:10 PM UTC
good to have alternatives for those times when creativity strikes
Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
KitMaker: 1,917 posts
Historicus Forma: 25 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 07:59 PM UTC
A good idea to use an allen wrench/ hex key to create that mold. I might do something like that sometime.
Thanks for posting!
-Sean H.
Staff MemberManaging Editor
Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 21, 2002
KitMaker: 7,772 posts
Historicus Forma: 172 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 07:56 AM UTC
This is a neat feature. Sean, good idea!