$200 Double Your Money Winner: Hazard Lights Breakaway
On the back of my John Deere tractor, the hydraulics are on the left-hand side and the light plugs are on the right. When in a hurry, I’ve forgotten to unhook the hazard light wires, and they break when I pull away. To alter how the lights plug in, I used male and female bullet connectors, crimped them and added a layer of electrical tape to keep out moisture. Now if I forget to unhook them and drive off, the connectors come apart and the wires don’t break.
Sheet Metal Flashing Brake
To bend long pieces of thin metal, I built a 12" sheet metal brake that clamps in a vise. I welded a hinge to two 12" flat bars and then added square tubing perpendicular to create a handle to bend the hinge. Lastly, I welded square tubing at the bottom of the hinge to fit in the vice.
Ft. Sumner, N.M.
The Right Socket the First Time
To save time when looking for a socket wrench, I simply used a paint marker to highlight the sizes. Now, I no longer fumble around several sockets to find the right size.
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