08 / 04 / 2022 | Videos

Making a scrap wire stripping machine



The structure numbered 0131 is a wire stripping machine using old cables for recycling purposes. It is well-known that pure copper that is included in the cables can be sold and having this in mind, we considered it wise to make a cable stripping machine.

The theoretical part of the structure is simple as the cable is placed on a power wheel which enables the cable to move forcing it to pass under a cylindrical blade which cuts the plastic cover of the cable. Also, the power wheel moves through an electrical motor and a speed reducer. The speed reducer increases the power of the power wheel of the cable and reduces its speed providing quality and controlled function.

Regarding the cylindrical blade, it has the ability to increase and reduce the height in order to be able to process cables in various diameters. Additionally, on the machine, we added two cylinders, which enable the separation of the plastic cover from the copper after cutting.

This is a very useful structure and we are pleased that we made our own version of a cable peeling machine.

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20 / 02 / 2022 | Videos

Making a hydraulic sheet metal box and pan brake machine


On this video, we present the making of a unique, hydraulic press that can be used during the making of metallic boxes and baking pans. This structure owns the number of 0130 in our collection and it weighs approximately 500kg. It took us about a month to complete it. Even though, this kind of press requires much detail, its function theoretically is relatively simple.

On its upper surface, there are the metal dies which are the ones keeping the iron plate still in order to be able to bend from a particular point. While the upper part is keeping the iron plate still, the lower part of the press is moving to push the iron plate to bend. The part, where the dies are located is connected to the part that moves to bend the material. It is made in such a way so that the part which keeps the iron plate to exert more strength than the part which pushes the iron plate to bend. In this way, the more strength is required to bend the material the more strength to resist we get.

If our machine is set accordingly, it is able to bend materials of various thickness. Our press has 19,6 tons strength as it can keep two hydraulic pistons of 80mm thickness. The iron plate can be placed at the back of this machine in order to bend the material while moving forward and vice versa.

Our machine has also the capability to bend boxes from 2cm to 100cm and up to 20cm long. Even if this creation is unique; it is completely functional and it is an amazing tool that is very useful to us.

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31 / 12 / 2021 | Videos

Making a wire measurement tool



On this video we present the making of a tool which is used to measure the length of a rope or a cable. This tool is very useful in stores that sell things like these as it helps the user to cut precisely and quickly a piece of it. Also, it is very useful in cases where we need to cut cables, which have been measured in order to pass it through the tubes easily and avoid any waste.

First of all, we started our tool by taking a mechanical, 5-digit counter. Then, we placed a wheel on it with diameter 31,83 which means in each rotation moves 9,94 cm. Therefore, we know that at 10 rotations, we have covered 1 metre distance.
Above the wheel that makes the measurements we put a roller that was connected on a lever which has a spring to constantly push the material that is being measured.

The reason why we made this mechanism is to avoid losing in measurement and to be able to measure materials that vary in diameter. Eventually, all the mobile parts of our tool have been stabilized on a basis so the project 0129 came to the end having a great success.

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04 / 12 / 2021 | Videos

Make it Extreme's Almond Crusher



In this video, we present to all of you a structure of a pioneer machine, useful for cracking the almond’s shells. Without spending a lot of money making it, this machine can crack easily many almonds making our life much easier.

Firstly, we picked a 12v motor, taken by the mechanism used in windshield wipers of an old car. Then, we put a cam on the motor. Afterwards, we made two metallic structures, which were connected with two bearings on each one’s side.

Therefore, these two metallic structures are able to open and close on the one side. Thus, as the cam moves the one part opens and closes on the other. On the upper side of the piece we placed a piece of a gear rack, where is the point that crashes the almonds’ shell.

Furthermore, the almonds pass between these two metallic points and while the upper part is opening and closing, it is crashing the almonds and the crashing almonds are coming out of the exit of the machine. Thus, with the help of the air produced by the movement, the flow of the almonds towards the jaw for their crashing as well as their flow towards the exit is processed smoothly and constantly.

Also, we created a metallic jar to put the almonds inside from which an automatic door opens and closes by the movement of the cam in order to move each almond separately for crashing and not all together at the same time.

Another innovative point on our machine which is placed where the cam causes motion is a metallic chock, which its role is to start the motion in various heights so that the machine to be able to crack almonds in different sizes as a result the inner nut to remain unaffected.

To sum up, we hope that we have helped and inspired other people to make the same machine in order to make their life easier and feel pleased like us with the use of such a useful tool.

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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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