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Show and Tell: Your DIY Homemade Tools


By mof

5 years ago



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    Post #3 Light bulb remover. Posted by mof (5 years ago)

    Post #16 Link to homemade CNC router. Posted by vid1900 (5 years ago)

    Post #20 Lock picks and tension wrench. Posted by Fanatic (5 years ago)

    Post #21 Roll pin remover. Posted by KenH (5 years ago)

    Post #24 Raised playfield stabilizer. Posted by mof (5 years ago)

    Post #28 Soldering platform. Posted by OuttaSpace (5 years ago)

    Post #31 Inexpensive pinball dolly. Two wheels, a handle, and some scrap 2x4. Posted by SchertzPinball (5 years ago)

    Post #39 YouTube video of portable pinball LED and lamp tester. Posted by Eddie (5 years ago)

    Post #47 Re-graining metal rails and fences. Posted by Vector (5 years ago)

    Post #49 Post removal and installation. Posted by Superchicken (5 years ago)

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    Post #70 Clay's LED tester in a pen case. Posted by SchertzPinball (5 years ago)

    Post #71 Post sleeve maker. Posted by LTG (5 years ago)

    Post #72 System 11 playfield holder. Posted by Taxman (5 years ago)


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    #37 5 years ago
    Quoted from mof:

    I call this the "troughpon".
    When I need to lift the playfield, I am too lazy to get all the balls out, so I just jam this in the shooter lane and the balls stay put. I have a few troughpons in my work area, so I never am without one at arm's reach.
    I wrapped a paper towel VERY TIGHTLY with blue painters tape.
    enjoy!
    -mof

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    I do the same with my holy socks. I am an engineer and engineers invented lazy. This tool also doubles for catching solder as well.

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    #42 5 years ago
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    I do the same with my holy socks. I am an engineer and engineers invented lazy. This tool also doubles for catching solder as well.

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    The other thing that I have done that so far has worked well is use velcro tape on a leaf switch I have been have problems with. I broke the original switch trying to adjust the leaf. It was picking up most of the time but since the game I have has combos, it really pissed me off when it would not register 10% of the time. I decided to try to use velcro since then I wouldn't have to bend the leaf and it allowed me to easily adjust the position and angle of the switch. So far, it has been working 100% of the time with the velcro.

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