15 / 05 / 2017 | Videos

Making hydraulic cylinder


Our previous project gave us the chance to hold and modify longer pieces on the lathe. Using the particular construction, we decided to make a hydraulic plunger, which will be placed on a future construction that we are planning to make. The plungers and generally, the hydraulic systems are very useful tools as it is required great power and loads. These plungers have multiple uses in various machines and tools. The procedure of making a plunger is relatively simple.

First of all, to create our own plunger, we took a tube of 80mm x 60cm length, the suitable dimensions for the particular purpose. On the one edge, we made a thread while at the other end of the cylinder, we conglutinated a metallic cap. Also, from the one to the other end of the cylinder, we conglutinated two inputs, from which the oil passes through with pressure moving the axis of the hydraulic plunger forward and backward.

Regarding the axis of the plunger that we used for our construction, it has 45mm diameter and 65cm length. We placed thread in both its edges. On the one edge, the component that is moved forward and backward in the cylinder is connected to it while at the front, we made a thread to be able to connect it to the machine that we are planning to make in the future.

To sum up, even if our plunger gets damaged because of its use, it will be easily repaired and the damaged components can be replaced too. Although, it is a very simple construction, the hydraulic systems will give us the potential to make plenty extreme constructions in the future.

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07 / 05 / 2017 | Videos

Making a steady rest for metal lathe


The particular video was not only interesting but also it was necessary to be made as the tool that we created, this time, will provide us further help in the following structures. The tool that we created is a steady rest tool for our lathe. When we bought the lathe, we felt insufficient without having this tool so we decided to make one. It is very useful as it supports long pieces that we want to work on and it reduces the declination of being precise. Also, it prevents the thin pieces to be bend during the work on them and it provides many other benefits too.

We started making it by taking the measures of the lathe so that our component would be placed precisely and be able to be locked at the point we want. Therefore, we made its base, in which we placed two rings having 4cm distance between them. Separating these rings in 120 degrees in other words dividing them in three parts, we spotted the points to put the rails between the rings. These rails, on which the guided parts were placed, are moved forward and backward when we want to in order to be able to support pieces in various diameters. 

At the internal side of the movable parts, we placed a bearing so that the parts that we support to be able to spin smoothly. The only disadvantage that we have noticed on our structure is that we didn’t make it to open and close so that it can be only removed by removing the piece of the lathe. Closing, it is quite sufficient and a perfect tool for the purposes we need it, after all.

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25 / 04 / 2017 | Videos

Angle Grinder Hack 6



This time the 6th angle grinder hack by the make it extreme aims to give a solution to the problem caused by the branches and leaves gathered after the pruning. Our main aim of creating the particular hack was to make a machine that will be mobilized by an angle grinder and it will cut the leaves and branches into small pieces in order to enable throwing them into the bin later.

Initially, using the lathe, we made an axis, on which 12 small chains were placed. These chains are similar to the ones used for cutting the trees with the only difference that the ones that we used are very tiny. We also made a metallic box having both an entrance and exit and it covers the chains and the axis that is supported by two bearings located at the sides of the metallic box.

Finally, connecting the angle grinder on the axis, the axis with the chains revolves with 11000 spins (rpm) and the chain’s teeth cut any wooden item inserts in the metallic box and because of the speedy spinning the wooden object exits like a sawdust. Therefore, the branches take much less from our space now and there is no need burning them.































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19 / 04 / 2017 | Videos

Make it Extreme's metal vise



Extremely essential is the tool made in this week’s project and it could not be anything else but a ‘heavy duty metal vise’. Starting with its shape, we kept the common shape of the vise applying a few modifications giving our own shape and size considering it as the ideal one for our workshop. Already having 2 big bars that we used in a previous video, the one showing the electromagnetic climbing of a Spiderman, we decided to modify them and use them in this tool too; each bar is 12 cm wide and 16 mm thick. 

Firstly, we used a metallic flange of 10mm thick and 30cm diameter as a base. Then, we conglutinated many pieces of bars together and we formed the trunk of the vise which has a rectangular hole at the center, in which the mobile part of the vise is dragged. The immobile piece of the vise at the front part has a socket, where grabbers in various shapes are applied and therefore many options are provided to us according to the reason we want to use it and the shapes of the materials that we use to work with. 

Also, another socket was created at the mobile part of the vise located exactly at the same height and width with the immobile part of it as a result when the mobile part shuts, the object which is located between them is immobilized. The mobile part is dragged through the hole that exists at the centre of the immobile part by spinning an axis using a thread. The advantage using this method is that we have very few flaws and more power in holding it as well as we manage to be millimetric precise in our work.

The axis with the thread that we made on the lathe, was made by stainless steel to avoid creating rust and flaw in this particular, functional piece. Therefore, when the thread is revolved on the right, the mobile part of the vise moves towards the immobile part and the vice versa. 
Finally, to achieve enough strength, we made a big lever that gives us the advantage of power to spin the axis with the pashas exerting more strength and in extent holding anything placed in the vise using more power. The total weight of our vise is 204 lbs-92.7kg.


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09 / 04 / 2017 | Videos

Make it Extreme's Fat Bike


This week’s project takes us back to our childhood memories as we have made a bike. We have not applied any special modifications regarding the functional parts of the bicycle compared to a common bike made in a factory. However, there are quite a few extreme variations regarding its design that make ‘our’ bike of the make it extreme team seem unique. We got inspired by the fat bicycles that exist in the market. These bicycles are called ‘fat bikes’ as they have wider wheels than the common bicycles. Therefore, our general idea was to make a fat bicycle that all his parts would be ‘fatter’ than all the other common bicycles.

First of all, we removed the tires from an immobilized car to use them on our construction. At the frontal wheel of our bike, we placed a bearing and we adapted it on a single prong which is attached to the wheel that is being moved and stabilized by the bearing which is placed at the beginning part of our bike’s frame. The bike’s frame is made with a tube of 4 inches thickness while the frontal prong and the scissors placed at the back are made with a tube of 3 inches. The scissors at the back is the part that is connected with the back wheel of the bike. We placed an axis with a gear at the back wheel of our bike that is moved supported by the pedals through the chain.

Although, the construction of a bike sounds simple and usual, it requires accuracy and patience as there are a lot of pieces needed to be made and placed, where the lathe is located. Also, the frame must be precisely made on a straight line to prevent any problems that might be arisen during riding the bike. Even though, we thought that our bike would be very heavy during riding it, we got amazed realizing that it was actually comfortable and light as well as it was pleasant driving it. Finally, we painted it in the racing colours of Repsol Honda like we did in our previous construction of scatekart.








































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