01 / 11 / 2021 | Videos

Prototype alucobond panel engraving and folding tool



Aloucobonds are sandwich panels made by three sheets of material. Its two outer sides are consisted of aluminium sheets and at its inner side there is a kind of plastic core. Therefore, the material is light and very resilient as a result to be used for various creations like the "dressing" of the buildings, for decorations, panels and other things.

The make it extreme team made up a tool that would be cheap, useful and fast in order to be able to carve the material and create angles that are necessary to place this material. Thus, we decided to make a cutter that will be placed on the angle grinder and it will function easily and quickly.

First, we created an aluminium disc on which we placed four carbide inserts that are very hard and especially for cutting this particular material. To set the depth that the cutter will insert the material, we made two aluminium wheels at both the right and left side of the cutter. These two wheels roll on the material keeping the cutting procedure stable and on a straight line as well as they set the cutting depth.

A protective cover for our protection is the part that fulfills this unique idea. The usefulness of the material as well as its cheap cost to create it makes it an amazing and necessary tool for everyone. After using it, we realized that the creation with the number 0127 is one of the most useful and certainly one of the best angle grinder hacks.

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22 / 10 / 2021 | Videos

Sheet Metal Roller Bender



The tool that we have made this time is very useful as using it we can bend metal sheets and create corners without using heavy equipment like the hydraulic sheet metal bender. Needless to say that we cannot use it to bend thick sheets but we can easily move it and take it to our outdoor activities.

First of all, to create this tool we made two aluminum brackets. On the one bracket we screwed two circular stainless steel axes of 22mm thickness. These axes slip in the second bracket thus the length of the steel is controlled and regulated in order to be able to bend it. On the one stainless steel axis, we placed 5 20x37x7 bearings shaping a metallic roller. While on the other axis, we placed a die with 10 degrees inclination. Thus, when the sheet passes between the roller and the die and in combination with the user’s strength, the sheet is forced to bend.

Regarding to the additional rollers that we used on the first bracket, they have the ability to hold still the length that we bend in order to be accurate and at the same shape with the other. The inclination of 10 degrees of the die prevents the frontal part to be moved in up to 90 degrees in order to avoid the deformation of any part that we do not need to modify.

Finally, we must admit that there are many similar tools like this in the market but we are very pleased that we have managed to make our custom made tool exactly as we wanted it. In this way, the creation 0126 joined our collection and we are amazed by its excellent performance and outcomes.

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12 / 10 / 2021 | Videos

Making a simple Dining Table



After a long time, we have finally decided to make a piece of furniture for the house and it could not be any other than a dining table 4.

Our creation is relatively easy in order to help other people to make this table by themselves as well. Firstly, we made a metallic frame with square tubes of 2mm thick. The legs were created with square tubes of 70mm x 40mm while the frame which was welded to the legs, was made with square tubes of 40x40x2mm thick. The frame was painted in matte black colour. The wood used for the table is a wooden plate, which was made by various kinds of wood that were welded together. The wood used was taken by pine trees. 

Finally, after treating the wood, we painted it with water soluble, colourless varnish. Therefore, the 0125 project ended giving us a simple but fine outcome.

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01 / 10 / 2021 | Videos

Angle Grinder Hack 8



After so long we are returning back in making angle grinder hacks with the difference now that we are turning the angle wheel into a useful multi-tool. Using an easily adjustable construction, our angle grinder turns into a multi-tool. It is an affordable solution as buying a multi-tool is quite expensive. 

The benefits that we get modifying it is that we are able to cut precisely the shapes of the materials which are in various angles on a wood, metal, plasterboard for placing the plugs, switches and many other things. Another advantage is that with this tool we can cut and rub objects something which was not applicable to be done by the angle grinder.

Therefore, choosing to use multiple accessories that are located on the multi-tool, the angle grinder is turned into an exceptional sander that is able to rub places with angles which would not be easily accessible to common sanders. Making a cam we transform the rotating motion of the angle grinder into a reciprocating motion copying the motion of the factory’s multi-tool. Regulating the speed of the angle grinder, we can control the regressions per minute from 6000-22000 increasing the performance and the usability of the tool.

Beside the usefulness of this creation, we got an extra benefit from the various knowledge we have gained during making it and the pleasure we got creating it. In this way, we completed our creation with the number 0124, which is ready to function and the outcomes are amazing.

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22 / 09 / 2021 | Videos

Machining a stainless steel Venturi forge Burner



The Venturi Gas burners are constructions that mix the gas with the air before their burning. These burners are used in many metallurgy's tools like the ovens for melting metals or blacksmithing ovens as well as are used for many other functions. 

They are generally cheap and easy to be made and we have already made and placed in many of our creations. The only difference this time is that our creation is completely constituted from stainless steel and it was made by using lathe and milling machine. Compared to other cheaper and simpler constructions this particular burner has better performance as it is more precise in regulating the mixing of the gas with the air. The regulating is performed by opening and closing the entrance of the air by using a petard with a small fold step. In this way, rotating the petard the entrance opens or closes very slowly therefore the accurate regulation of the air and the gas is controlled easily and quickly. 

Finally, even though our creation with the number 0123 is simple, it is also useful and necessary.

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