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What's the absolute most hokey thing to come out of your shop?


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#1 Greasy6020 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 12:03 PM

So, what is it? It can be anything, made any time...

Mine would be the sleeve hitch I dreamed up and built while under the influence of some cold meds. It is composed of a rusty bear trap (lever binder, whatever your area calls it) that I found way in the back of the shed, by grandpas threshing machine, a door hinge, some pieces of scrap lumber from deck construction, trampoline springs I borrowed from my buddy, screws and a piece of pipe strap.

How hokey can you get?

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 12:37 PM

It's okay to pretend until you grow up and get a real one.


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 12:43 PM

It's okay to pretend until you grow up and get a real one.


Well it works... I wouldn't plow with it, but it works for the cultivator.

I can only imagine you were trying to be funny right?

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 02:41 PM

Of course!


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 03:42 PM

Of course!


Ok no worries.

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 04:39 PM

Since you said anything it would have to be a 92 Saturn car my son dragged home --- I had the pleasure of pushing the pos out of the garage and watching the scrap man haul it away.


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Posted September 26, 2016 - 04:46 PM

I got this sleeve hitch along with a bunch of other stuff on the weekend My best guess is that it is for a 2 wheeler or for 4 wheelers not set up for a sleeve hitch. You would have to work out your own lift lever, but it should just bolt up to your drawbar, similar to what you have now. I got 4 other, more conventional  sleeve hitches as well. I haven't put up an ad for them yet, but they are all for sale. PM me if your interested.

 

As for Hokey things I have built? I am sure I have built some, but probably when I was about your age and I don't remember them. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

 

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Posted September 26, 2016 - 07:59 PM

I grew up poor in a farming community that didn't have many good paying jobs. I don't slap 'hokey' labels on nuthing.
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Posted September 26, 2016 - 08:41 PM

It's more like making do with what you have. When it is late at night and the stores are closed, it is surprising what all can be built or fixed.
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Posted September 27, 2016 - 04:47 PM

It's more like making do with what you have. When it is late at night and the stores are closed, it is surprising what all can be built or fixed.

 I keep a pile of "scrap" lumber and a similar pile of steel for just this reason. A few years back I needed to build a shed for my pigs to be able to get out of the weather. I spread out what I had for lumber near where I wanted the shed built, separating it into piles of similar sizes. I then assessed what I had and started building It is 10' x 89-1/2" because I had two 4x4's that came out of something or other that measured 89-1/2". Including plywood, new roofing steel and some 2x4's to strap the roof I have about $300 into it. Even the eavestrough on the back was salvaged from a reno job I did. It is sturdy enough to survive housing pigs for four years so far and I have chained onto it and dragged it to a new spot with my truck a few times as well. Making do with what you have doesn't necessarily mean it has to be poorly built. I guess if Greasy 6020 is able to pull a cultivator with that setup, then it is a lot stronger than it looks, just hokey looking.

 

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