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Wrench tips #23: tube fabrication tips

Wrench Tips # 23: Tube Fabrication Tips

By Mike Kojima

When hanging out at Costa Gialamas' shop, Gialamas Technical Innovations, we picked up on some really good ideas Costa uses when fabricating.  Costa has many years of fabricating experience in both the Motosports and Aerospace worlds.  This is not a story on how to build an exhaust, instead it's about some tricks we have seen Costa use that can help speed your fabrication. Check these few simple tips out!


 

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factory spliceWrench Tips #22 - Making a Clean Splice

 

by Dave Coleman

Splicing two wires together is the most basic of wiring tasks, and yet most people seem to do a crappy job of it. Those standard insulated butt connectors are crap. They're bulky, offer no strain relief to deal with bending and vibration, and it's hard to tell when they're crimped enough not to fall out. 


 

 

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Wrench Tips #20: Tape Your Nuts 

by Dave Coleman

If you’ve never had to start a bolt that was out of reach, you’ve probably never owned a wrench. Here’s a simple trick to make those hard-to-reach bolts easier to start...


 

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Wrench Tips #18: Cut a Slit to Tweak a Tube

by Dave Coleman 

 


 

 

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rubber latheWrench Tips #16: The Homebrew Rubber Lathe

by Dave Coleman

 


 

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valve lapping screwdriverWrench Tips #15: Grip Dip For Your Screw Tip

by Dave Coleman

 

 


 

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stud shelvesWrench Tips #14: Put Your Studs to Work

by Dave Coleman

 

 


 

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