Introduction: Indestructible Thumb Detecting Shop Stein
90% Awesome. 99% if you bevel the edge and clean out the hydraulic fluid prior to use, sissy.
Step 1: Git Your Grubby Hands on a Used Filter.
This one is from a monstrous old piece of gear that runs on the tears of orphans. (+1 shop cred)
It is made from 100% genuine stamped and drawn mild steel. (+1 shop cred)
It is painted the correct colour (+5 shop cred)
Bang it flat on the downward end using a store bought thumb detector. (+10 shop cred for homemade hammer)
Step 2: Remove Filter Media
Use a hacksaw and the final shreds of your patience to remove threaded end of filter (-1 shop cred)
OR call your mother over to hold your hand while you zipcut the lid off. Beware of explosions! (+1 shop cred)
Scoop out brains (+1 shop cred for not blowing yourself up)
Step 3: Bash Steel Flatbar Into Submission
Shape a handle from heavy steel. (+1 shop cred)
Test fit (-2 shop cred)
Grind off paint where handle will be attached, because you can't stick weld (-1 shop cred)
Step 4: Use Craptacular Hand-me-down MIG Welder to Affix Handle to Carcass
Mig weld handle without burning through filter (+1 shop cred)
Pat yourself on back. For the next two weeks, proclaim to all within earshot: "I'm a WELDER!" (-300 shop cred)
Recall; "a grinder and paint makes the welder I ain't!" (+1 shop cred)
Step 5: Commission Thumb Detecting Fluid Receptacle
Smash carpenter's threaded nail into dead tree carcass. (+1 shop cred)
Smugly aside to all and sundry that steel is far skookumer to material grown on trees. (+ 1 shop cred)
Enjoy a frosty beverage from your hand crafted liquid filled indestructible hammer. (+1 shop cred per beverage)
Step 6: Scoring.
I also make youtube vids whilst I knock around the shop. I'm told they suck, I'm ugly and I don't read good neither. But hey, if you can't have a laugh in your own workshop, you're trying too hard.
Or not hard enough.
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Please be positive and constructive.