24 / 05 / 2016 | Videos
Homemade Metal Bender
Taking into our consideration, our subscribers’ requests asking us to make a metal bender, we could not just by making it! Therefore, the next structure by the make it extreme team with the number 0036 is a genuine idea of a metal bender to satisfy our needs.
First, we made an horizontal, reticulated frame of square tubes of 60mm thickness x 60mm x 2mm, which has been placed on a basis. The basis of our machine as well as the horizontal frame are both motionless. A second frame with the same requirements of a structure includes our horizontal frame and it moves upwards and downwards within two metallic channels that we made. The motion of the moveable part is vertical in the motionless frame. Any moves occurred in the frame are supported with the use of a hydraulic jack that exerts pressure up to 6 tones. This jack moves with the help of a lever that has been attached on it. Thus, moving the lever, the moveable metallic frame moves vertically on the horizontal framework with the potential to exert pressure of 6 tones. Then, we placed two metallic axes of 38mm thickness at the frame which remains still and another one the same at the moveable frame. In this way, placing the metallic object between the two axes and moving the lever of the jack, we make the object incline and bend.
At the two edges of the three axes, we placed screws and we made special channels for wedges in order to be able to put attachments according to the shape and the thickness of the metallic objects that we need to bend. Taking benefit from our structure, we made a wheel that is placed at the central axis which is located at the moveable frame. As a result, giving the inclination that we prefer and orbiting the wheel continuously, we manage a constant inclination at the metallic objects that we want to bend such as tubes, square tubes, knife blades and others. Both sides of the axes have been modified as the one side can be used for a new machine in the future.
Also, we made special attachments for the edges of the axes made of metallic, perforated axes and plastic for bending the tubes and aluminum. Therefore, we achieved to bend iron at the center of the metal bender as well as at its edge. At the central point of the metal bender, objects of a larger diameter are placed as it is supported by both sides with omega bearing while at its edge smaller in size objects are put for bending but in various shapes and kinds.
Also, at the edges, we can achieve a larger inclination and make circles and arrows smaller in diameter. Furthermore, we designed our structure to function vertically and horizontally according to the available space that we have and it has been implemented having the perspective to transform our structure into an automatic machine in the future using a motοr if necessary.
It is highly recommended as it is very simple and useable as well as useful to thousand other structures and essential for us and to many other humans.
Finally, it should be mentioned that at the sideways of the metal bender, wheels can be placed to move it easily. Also, it has been painted in green and black colour.
14 / 05 / 2016 | Videos
The particular structure is for the lovers of natural wood in combination with metal that we used to create a dinner table.
This dinner table is distinctive due to the large sizes of the materials used as well as for the metallic frame and the pieces of wood. Its metallic frame is consisted of square tubes of 100mm x 40mm x 2mm, 2.20m length, 80cm width and 63cm height.
As for the wood used for the particular table to cover its frame, is from a Cypriot Pine tree that was uprooted due to bad weather conditions and soil erosion five years ago. The two pieces of wood used for the frame are 1m width, 2.20m length and 12cm height.
The metallic frame of our dinner table was coloured in matte black after it had been made in grains in order to achieve a better adhesion of the paint. Then, these two pieces of wood were connected and glued together on their two processed surfaces that were straightened to reach the best possible outcome of welding without any spaces. To empower the welding of the two points of the surfaces that were connected, we increased not only the quantity of the glue used but also we placed more layers of wood. The two edges of the table remained to the shape of the tree. Regarding the ending of the wood was made with colourless wood varnish.
What makes this dinner table to stand out is the use of IROKO wood that was placed at the two edges of the table. Also, on the top of the table, a small, rectangle shaped piece of IROKO wood was placed to carve our team’s logo and the name of our channel on youtube as well as the structure’s number.
This table was made to last for many years as the large sizes of its materials make it perennial. Additionally, on the bottom of its legs, we placed small floor mats to avoid damaging them in case of moving.
The only disadvantage that we can point out for our structure is its excessive weight as it weighs about 240kg. However, this should not be considered as a serious problem as it was made for a specific place at home and not to be moved around.
In the end of the day, another special structure has been completed and it is ready to be added in our collection!
06 / 05 / 2016 | Videos
It's possible to use the angle grinder as a strimmer
The third angle grinder hack from the ‘make it extreme’ team was created to help us in garden chores. Therefore, we turned the angle grinder that we made into a strimmer!
The particular idea was raised by a very affordable hack as with the use of two plugs, a switch and some scrap metallic pieces, we achieved to make a grass cutting machine.
What we needed for the base of the angle grinder was a piece of metallic plate as well as for the protective cover, which protects us while cutting the grass as well as other things like small pebbles and things that might be contained in our garden hidden by the grass.
For this purpose, we added an aluminum tube to fill the gap between the height of the user and the ground in order to make our tool easy to use and keep the user’s posture in a straight line so that his back won’t get hurt.
The reason of using an aluminum tube is to keep the weight of the tool reduced. Then, we created the handles of our machine at the points, where the user will place his hands when he uses this tool. At the edge of the one handle, we made an electric switch for the user to activate and deactivate the machine whenever he needs it or not.
At the back side of the structure, a socket was placed to put the plug of the grinder so that we won’t need to alter anything on our working tool. Thus, once we place the special strimmer line that is used for the factorial strimmer in our grinder, our tool is complete.
Activating the grinder, the strimmer line orbits rapidly and cuts the grass that is placed inside. Moreover, in order to make our machine relaxed for the user, we made a belt that can be put on the shoulders and connected with the machine so that the belt and the user’s shoulders will support the weight of the tool to ease the arms and the hands of the user.
Finally, spending a very little money and a very few materials, we made an extremely useful tool for our garden.