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.

You win!

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.

www.youtube.com/AvE

Comments

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SerenityMidwest (author)2017-03-29

How do you cleanup the filter so that when you sip your tasty beverage of choice you don't die?

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bmaverick (author)2016-03-31

GREAT Stein! I have to do this with my John Deere filters. This way, I can keep buying them, use them and make steins to sell at the farmer's market! Thus, the filters would be essentially FREE! It's rater easy to find John Deere green and yellow paint!

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bmaverick (author)bmaverick2016-03-31

PS, I would have voted on this one, but it's not in any contest.

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Instructables judges hate my contest entries, likely because of salty language in vids. So I gave up on contests.

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Contests get in the way of good ideas.

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Ya, I make a bunch and give them away. Guys offer to buy them all the time, but I'd rather give them away. You'll do well at a farmer's market.

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gmnorris (author)2016-07-19

I was gonna say how fake the shop cred is but then I saw the "I'm a welder!" one. I did exactly that after I first welded.

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Jacob_Estrada (author)2016-05-18

"Use craptacular hand me down MIG welder to attach handle to carcass"

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OmarM63 (author)2016-05-10

This is the greatest thing I have ever read!

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DavidL8 (author)2016-03-31

Wait wait wait..

Wait.

AvE means Arduino vs Evil!?

Mind blown.

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BiscuitMaker (author)DavidL82016-04-17

WOAH

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Jan MaartenO (author)DavidL82016-04-07

the same here for me!

Hail AvE!

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Hahahahahahahah.

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metalnut (author)2016-04-08

Good thing the frosty beverage comes after trying to mig weld the mild steel handle to the 30+ gauge filter can. lol Nice job tho!! Great idea! Do ya know if Lincoln makes any super glue to go with the mig welder? Never mind, if I just let the puddle splash over on the can I think I got it.. :-)

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123bugmenot (author)2016-04-07

That sure is a skookum choocher!

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123bugmenot (author)2016-04-07

That sure is a skookum choocher!

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garthwil (author)2016-04-06

"Steel is far skookumer to material grown on trees."

This Killed Me. +10

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xvicente (author)2016-04-06

thumb detector. +1

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xvicente (author)2016-04-06

thumb detector. +1

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burnerjack01 (author)2016-04-02

I'll give +20 just for the "thumb detector" crack! Hilarious!

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maspeir (author)burnerjack012016-04-06

Watch his videos! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil?&ab_channel=AvE

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maspeir (author)2016-04-06

I was thinking, "This has GOT to be Ave!"

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pypotheto (author)2016-04-06

dude i was gonna comment that you watch AvE too much! hahahahaha.. you rock man, i always laugh watching your videos and have learned many things :)

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GeorgeMcKnight (author)2016-04-05

Ideal if your beverage of choice is paraffin.
Better suited to a general carrier of non ingestible substances, bits n bobs, or brush/tool cleaning pot.
Great idea though, hence the ♥ 'Favorited'
YouTube link is bust...would have liked to see more in action

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quas1mod (author)2016-04-03

Ingesting rust is harmless. The only side effect is a possible increase in manliness. Used filters are free, just go to the nearest place that shows up on Google Maps when you search for "truck repair and service". Like AvE said, get the yellow filters. The other colors are inferior, and probably came off a lawnmower. Your friends will point and laugh. Anyone worried about possibly getting a theoretical molecule of used motor oil in their mouth probably shouldn't own something like this. It would be like telling a lie.

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ehickman1 (author)2016-04-01

An idea to address the health concerns with drinking from something like this is to use a new filter and to coat with a food grade epoxy or paint on the inside and lip. That particular cat filter is about $40 and looks like it can hold half a pot of coffee. A smaller, cheaper filter could be used and then painted Cat yellow, John Deer green, or whatever scheme you want. Pretty awesome idea.

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State50 (author)2016-04-01

All the oil containers I've seen have gone out of their way to print "Not to be used for potable water". Even if you could get rid of all the 18 billionths of a part contaminant per liter of drinkable fluid, the mild steel is problematic, and a food-safe coating is problematic. Sure it looks great, and is useful for cleaning paintbrushes or soaking dirty parts in solvent, or putting on a stove with water and testing the cut-in temperature of the auto's thermostatic fan switch, but for me at least, it's too risky to use for drinking purposes.

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mnpazan (author)State502016-04-01

Gotta agree. Cool-looking cup idea if you're a mechanic or a car guy, but I definitely wouldn't trust it not be be full of cadmium or lead or any of another thousand such things commonly used in machinery.

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WATER?! By God man; that'll rust yer pipe!

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anapsix (author)2016-03-31

The YouTube link in Step 6 is no good. Results in 404.

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hackney1 (author)anapsix2016-03-31

Try searching utube for the AvE channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/arduinoversusevil/

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anapsix (author)hackney12016-03-31

Thanks for the tip!
I wanted to alert the project creator what the link is no good

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Thanks for the heads up! I think I'll leave it 404. Because, oddly satisfying.

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Yeah, don't want an indestructable to be too helpful.

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:)

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Switch and Lever (author)2016-03-31

When I saw this in the newsletter and it said Thumb Detecting I knew it had to be you. Was not disappointed! Haha!

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I'm in ice jail, youtube is blocked but they left instructibles open. Muhahahahaha.

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skill3 (author)2016-03-31

I'd recognize those maple syrup encrusted sausage-like fingers anywhere.

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arduinoversusevil (author)skill32016-04-01

Rumors of my instructibles rage quit are greatly exagerated.

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inchman (author)2016-03-31

I love it, but I can't wait until my next filter change! I'm order one filter NOW!!!

Thanks a bunch. We need more 'ibles like this for those of us that are gorillas, and not refined enough to be let inside the house!

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Go team Gorilla!

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threedot (author)2016-03-31

This is hands down the most entertaining Instructable I have ever read. +1000 Instructable Cred

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Cheers man!

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capman911 (author)2016-03-31

Why bang it on a screw or nail at the end of the make? Enquiring minds need to know. Is it to flatten the bottom?

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EthanL22 (author)capman9112016-03-31

I think this was merely a demonstration of the sheer ruggedness of the mug rather than any practical purpose.

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Guilty as charged.

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dnicks (author)EthanL222016-03-31

actually i think that's what makes it a thumb detector (ie hammer).

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To prove shopworthy skookumness. Checks out, no?

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dreiduke (author)2016-04-01

i would make a Coffee mug ;-)

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SvenIronhand (author)2016-04-01

Your Youtube videos are top quality if anyone says otherwise they are jealous.

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