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Deck Wrench

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:25 pm

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I am stripping and re-decking a big cedar deck and I was at the carpenters candy store today and saw deck board strippers. The best one they had looked like a flimsy POS and they wanted $100 for it so I came home and built this sucker out of 1 1/2"- 1/2" wall hernia pipe and sacrificed a couple chinesey pry bars. The hook will dig into the wood so it won't slip and the leverage pops the board right up. My laborer is gonna have muscles in his shit wielding this bad boy all day cause it probably weighs more than he does :lol: Check out the mig like tig action going on there too. 8-)
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby cherwolf » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:48 pm

Love to read, when a weldman goes to a shop, sees what they are selling, gets upset with the world, goes home and welds the same stuff and even better, just because he can.
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:39 pm

When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When you're a welder, everything looks like whatever the hell you want it to be!

(Stolen from facebook.)
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby Popeye the old miner » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:33 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote:When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When you're a welder, everything looks like whatever the hell you want it to be!

(Stolen from facebook.)
(Seems extra appropriate for exnailpounder.)

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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby motox » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:51 pm

needed to cut tapered legs for a wood project.
looked on line and everything looks cheesy.
built this one from 1 1/4 alum sq tubing and
1/8" flat stock
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby LtBadd » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:18 pm

motox wrote:needed to cut tapered legs for a wood project.
looked on line and everything looks cheesy.
built this one from 1 1/4 alum sq tubing and
1/8" flat stock

Very nice, when does the production models hit the shelves? ;)
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby AndersK » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:31 am

LtBadd wrote:
motox wrote:needed to cut tapered legs for a wood project.
looked on line and everything looks cheesy.
built this one from 1 1/4 alum sq tubing and
1/8" flat stock

Very nice, when does the production models hit the shelves? ;)


The Chinese has probably already stolen the idea and started production.
Nice work Craig, looks like factory made.

Jeff, you could probably pry open the deck even if it was welded with that thing, looks like brutal force :mrgreen:
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby Farmwelding » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:41 am

Knowing Jeff, he could probably just pry the things with his bare hand and one tied behind his back. He just built the tool to get out of the house and weld something :lol:
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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby Coldman » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:01 pm

He'll probably end up using it as a dinner fork. :)


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Re: Deck Wrench

Postby LtBadd » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:24 pm

Coldman wrote:He'll probably end up using it as a dinner fork. :)

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