Indestructible Thumb Detecting Shop Stein

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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

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    DavidL8

    2 years ago

    Wait wait wait..

    Wait.

    AvE means Arduino vs Evil!?

    Mind blown.

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    smokeandlightsDavidL8

    Reply 10 months ago

    2 years later, and I'm just figuring this out. To be fair, I just started watching about a year ago.

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    SerenityMidwest

    1 year ago

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

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    gmnorris

    2 years ago

    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

    2 years ago

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

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    OmarM63

    2 years ago

    This is the greatest thing I have ever read!

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    metalnut

    2 years ago

    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

    2 years ago

    That sure is a skookum choocher!

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    123bugmenot

    2 years ago

    That sure is a skookum choocher!

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    garthwil

    2 years ago

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

    This Killed Me. +10

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    xvicente

    2 years ago

    thumb detector. +1

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    xvicente

    2 years ago

    thumb detector. +1

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    burnerjack01

    2 years ago

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

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    maspeirburnerjack01

    Reply 2 years ago

    Watch his videos! ;)

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

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    maspeir

    2 years ago

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

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    pypotheto

    2 years ago

    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 :)