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Home-made nipple wrench
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:52:02 PM »
Here is a photo of the nipple wrench I made a while ago. I patterned the handle off an antique "turn screw" I have; chunk of scrap walnut, deep well socket wrench filed to fit the nipple. I sanded the chrome plating off the socket, and hung it in a jug of old vinegar for several hours, turned it an old looking black color. I cut a 1/4" drive extension off, filed a couple of flats on it and JB Welded it into the wood handle.


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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2014, 06:01:11 PM »
Looks great Mazo,  is that the base of a shot shell you used for the brass ferrule?

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2014, 06:39:35 PM »
Good looking, Mazo. You sure are good with your hands (snicker snicker). Keep them pitchurs coming of your neat projects.  *?.   )k*
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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 09:39:30 AM »
Looks great Mazo,  is that the base of a shot shell you used for the brass ferrule?
Mike, no, not a shot shell base, although that would have been a very good alternative. Several years ago I got a few brass tubes, think they were rollers for some sort of inclined conveyor? They had a pressed in dimpled cap on each end and had a wood dowel pressed in the inside. I have used those for re- enforcement ferrules on several projects now.

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 10:53:17 AM »
Thought maybe it was a 410 or 20ga. base.  Gave a good idea for ferrules on home made tools though.  I make some the leather tools I use.  I'll have to try a shotshell or cartridge for making the ferrules.   
Thanks for the idea.

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 01:29:57 PM »
My pleasure! Here is a tool I made (like you, I like to see if I can make tools that work) for forming leather. I don't have your experience, but have made some leather stuff.

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 03:50:18 PM »
Mazo,  those are both great burnishing tools.  The antler one could be good for molding too.

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 05:55:16 PM »
Thanks Mike, I wish I was as good as you, but that takes lots of work and experience. I am still considering a holster from you, but have to wait for finances to catch up to expenditures!

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 04:16:05 AM »
I like that simple and clean. I wish I could buy them, just the shaft part, for putting in my own handles
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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 09:15:28 AM »
You can buy 1/4" socket drive extensions; actually I made mine from a drill adapter extension cut off to length.

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2014, 01:35:37 PM »
what you cut it with? I am tool challenged sine we moved
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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 04:13:04 PM »
I can't really remember, but could have been a cut-off wheel in the Dremel, maybe just a sharp hacksaw blade?

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Re: Home-made nipple wrench
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2015, 03:13:52 PM »
I was down in the basement for something else and came across the cut-off end of that socket extension; it was cut off with a hacksaw.