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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Today I went by the salvage yard and there was a piece of 1" square stock five feet long laying there and a piece of 2" x 2" x 1/4" square tubing about a foot away and both looked like they needed a home .So, I picked them up and gave the guy $10. I've been trying to figure up something to build and I came up with the idea of building a tool bar I could change out with different tools. I just don't know where to start like what would be good to mount on it, how to build the clamps to hold the tools etc., etc. Any ideas? I know I've seen some on here but can't really remember much about them. Just a thought but if I can't come up with anything I'll just add it to the stock pile.

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Posted December 03, 2012 - 10:53 PM

What kind of tools? Cultivator? Rippers? Discs for hilling?

I think the first step in a ground up build would be to figure out a common tool shaft. If you make them round, you can fine tune things and also hill or dig with a set of disc blades.

1" solid steel rods were common on some of the older equipment. Some were bigger. Might look around & see what you have in the scrap pile.
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Posted December 03, 2012 - 11:56 PM

I was thinking about a couple of sweeps or spring too harrow or cultivator points. I just want to build something.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 03:11 AM

:wewantpics: :wewantpics: :picsoritsnotyours: :camera:
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:07 AM

heck you could go in any direction with that....I'm thinkin maybe a straight bar with cultivator points spaced out??
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 05:37 AM

Ronnie, that sounds like good material to start with. If the tool (sweep, etc.) had a round shaft, you could make clamps fairly easily. Here's a little something I made up that could work.Ronnie.jpeg
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 06:47 AM

Sounds like a nice project ! I can't remember but isn't the Sears tool bar 1" square ? Maybe you can get clamps from one of them , here's what I'm talking about , Al
http://gardentractor...ator-assembled/
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 07:03 AM

1" shaft collars are pretty cheap, and could be welded to the red bracket, for the tool shaft to go through. The shafts could
be dimpled, so you can adjust your tool hieght, and lock in place with grub scews. Or cross drill right through the collar and shaft
and bolt/nut.

The bracket could be secured in place, by drilling a 9/16" hole through the face, and welding a 1/2" nut there.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 07:11 AM

I guess the main thing would be figuring which tools you want on there and what shank they have for attaching to your bar. It would be nice to make this in a vee configuration that is adjustable for width.
Will, good ideas. I just drew that up as it's easier to explain my thoughts that way.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:19 AM

:wewantpics: :wewantpics: :picsoritsnotyours: :camera:


The pictures are still in my head rolling around like a bb in a boxcar Wolfgang.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:32 AM

That's what I was thinking about Alan. I think round stock would be easier to make the clamps for. I would have to go to the shop I used to work at to cut the rectangle holes on the water jet table and make sure I could work it in and not get in their way. I could drill the 3/4 in holes like Kenny shows here. If I can find some of the rectangle clamps for the right price I might just buy them and go that way though, I'll see. OK, now to get some honeydos out of the way and then see what I can do. I'll be sure to take pics. and post the build.
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Posted December 04, 2012 - 08:41 AM

The holes for the clamps should be slightly tear dropped in shape, at least that's what all the manufactured ones had.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 09:05 AM

MH 81 covered most of my wanna haves for a toolbar and yes I intend to build one for my Ford.
A couple things he did not mention are a Corn Planter(I think the John Deere planter heads(70 & 71 I think) fit a 2X2" bar. And with the right plates you can plant a lot of other things.
And a Middlebuster/Potato digger. Honestly the uses would be limitless.
Agri-Supply seems like a good source for clamps and shanks.

This link might give you some ideas. Scroll down to the gardening packages.(these people are closer to you than me. I found them monitoring the Bayou Gardener site.
http://www.stevenstr...implements.html.

Edited by JD DANNELS, December 04, 2012 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 12:29 PM

The pictures are still in my head rolling around like a bb in a boxcar Wolfgang.

Oh, forgotten: when it's done. But it will be a toolbar - nothing like a storage rack?

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Posted December 04, 2012 - 12:33 PM

The holes for the clamps should be slightly tear dropped in shape, at least that's what all the manufactured ones had.


Dagnabit, I've looked all through my drill bits and can't find one of those 3/4" tear drop bits. :rolling: I'll bet if I drill that hole and then use a burr to elongate it a little that might work. Now to get that burr out from under my saddle.
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