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Old 01-09-2013, 08:34 PM   #256
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I was so impressed with ownst1100's cooking setup I made my own. Mine isn't as involved as his, I simply wanted a wind block for my stove and a convenient food-prep area for when picnic tables are not available. I thought the positioning of rear-bike-mount made a lot of sense. It's a great work height. Also, I wanted mine to be very small when folded, which it is.

Shown stowed on my top box, a Pelican 1550. Folded dimensions (appx) 12.5" x 10" x 1". Also shown is the ABS rear platform I made to create a bit bigger footprint for better stability:



Takes less than a minute to set up.



Other uses are on the tailgate of the Land Cruiser when 4 wheeling, and it's small and light enough to fit into a backpack for mountaineering.

Thanks ownst1100 for the inspiration!

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:42 PM   #257
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Martillo,

Great idea. Reminds me of the 'wind screens' on the ole Coleman stoves.

I also use a 1550 and have Varios.

Going to look into designing something like yours/other one that utilizes the Vario as the support on the bottom. (You used an additional ABS plate).
Martillo...do have any 'patterns' that you used?

That is...mine would mount to the right side...with the back attached to the RotoPax.
Might even utilize the 1-gallon RotoPax handle as part of the securing???

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:52 PM   #258
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Martillo,

Great idea. Reminds me of the 'wind screens' on the ole Coleman stoves.

I also use a 1550 and have Varios.

Going to look into designing something like yours/other one that utilizes the Vario as the support on the bottom. (You used an additional ABS plate).

That is...mine would mount to the side...not the back.
Might even utilize the 1-gallon RotoPax handle as part of the securing???
Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing the variation.

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:20 AM   #259
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Out of order, but you get the idea.

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Old 01-10-2013, 06:39 AM   #260
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Front axle tool for my 1200. I spent about $8 at the hardware store and made two of them... one to show and one to go.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #261
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Front axle tool for my 1200. I spent about $8 at the hardware store and made two of them... one to show and one to go.



Mine. Cut the top off a cheap 13/16" socket. Small and free with junk tools everywhere.

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #262
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Nice.

Was the outside of that socket not round?

I never get rid of old tools. I may upgrade tools, but I always keep the old ones. You never know when some Southern Engineering will be called for.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:16 AM   #263
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I was tired of looking for the right angle that didn't exist to get rid of the buffeting. I cut the shape, heated it with a heat gun to get the curves right. Result, it's quiet, and NO buffeting! Visibility is only reduced a little because I gave it that satin finish.



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Old 01-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #264
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Nice.

Was the outside of that socket not round?

I never get rid of old tools. I may upgrade tools, but I always keep the old ones. You never know when some Southern Engineering will be called for.
The top of most spark plug sockets comes with a place to use a standard wrench. The 13/16" comes with a perfect 22mm wrench head on top.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #265
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Mine. Cut the top off a cheap 13/16" socket. Small and free with junk tools everywhere.

Jim
I just pull the foam out of the socket and put an extension in backwards or where the spark plug would go. No tools are harmed.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #266
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Mine. Cut the top off a cheap 13/16" socket. Small and free with junk tools everywhere.

Jim
An M14 coupling nut is even easier, no mfg. required.
And if you want to get fancy drill a 9/32" hole in one end so a screwdriver shaft can go thru it.
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I just pull the foam out of the socket and put an extension in backwards or where the spark plug would go. No tools are harmed.
I did that originally, but my cheap socket wasn't cut to allow the socket to be attached backwards, so I had to do this:



Took up way too much room in my tool kit.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #268
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Do you only flip that plexi gaurd up and cober the light when you are off road or do you leave it up normally?

If up does it cause any refraction of the light and distort the focus at all?

Most, obviously not all, but most cheap spark plug sockets have the hex on the end and are cut thru for the 3/8" backwards extension trick.

Almost every cheap tool kit has one of those in it.
On my boat tool kit I bought the 5/8" spark plug socket wa too thick to fit into the water manifolds to remove the sprkplugs on the 5.7 liter Chevy Mercruiser. I had to take a grinder and thin the bottom inch down and then be careful removing and torquing plugs in so as not to crack it. I do not have a lathe to turn a scket down.

Cutting off the end of a cheapo plug socket is no big loss, it is not "harming a tool" it is merely "repurposing" a tool....recycle. Finding one that will fit backwards on an extension is a better idea though because then you have a spark plug socket as well. Some need to be turned down to fit the BMW head like my boat did. Remeber to give it a quick shot of paint to prevent rust if you turn one down.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #269
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Headlight protector: Out of order, but you get the idea.

Jim
Nice job, I like the DIY stuff that looks factory. I'd suggest a little rubber stick-on bumper or two at the potential contact point(s) at the top to prevent vibration noise should the wind push it backwards.

Also, did it have a noticeable effect on the wind entering under the bottom edge of the windshield? More buffeting?

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #270
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An M14 coupling nut is even easier, no mfg. required.
And if you want to get fancy drill a 9/32" hole in one end so a screwdriver shaft can go thru it.
Where do you get an M14 coupling nut at? I went to my local Ace hardware and they only had SAE style and not the larger version. Also, the large spark plug socket made by Husky does not allow for the reverse socket drive trick since it has a circular hole on the inside not the standard 3/8 inch square socket fitting..
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