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crawlerpawl
01-11-2012, 11:09 AM
My brother suggested trying to make a crow bar from an allen key. My real crow bar is made of 3/4" hex shaft and is 30" long. For the miniature version I used a 3/32" long handle allen key which made it 3.5" long. At 1/8 scale that comes out to a 3/4" shaft and 28" long. Good enough for me, on to the pics...

I heated the ends and flattened them:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar01.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar02.jpg

I only started a curve on the nail puller end. I can curve it more once the end is shaped:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar03.jpg

With the allen key heated up I used tin snips to split the end, bent it into shape with pliers, and used a dremel to shape the nail puller part.

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar04.jpg

And here's a couple more pics next to the real thing:

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar05.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar06.jpg

I'l post a better pic of the nail puller end once my good camera has charged batteries.

lowgmc
01-11-2012, 11:31 AM
Nice!! looks very real

Shryke
01-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Pretty slick. I'm gonna have to come up with a cool scale accessory for you to build...maybe a little copy of your Ruger 10-22 on a little rifle rack? I think you could pull that off.

crawlerpawl
01-14-2012, 07:28 PM
Thanks guys!

Those weren't very good closeup pics, here are some better ones taken with my good camera...


http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar09.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar08.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar07.jpg

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/crowbar11.jpg


I liked the finish left from the heating and cooling so when I was done I left it blackened.

Already chipped a tooth helping my nephew tear apart a tiny deck.

Headquake
01-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Whoa. That looks great. Nice thinkin' and doin'. It looks so real in the closeups. :biggthumpup:

Copious
01-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Wow that looks perfect! I'll take 20 :biggthumpup:

crawlerpawl
01-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks guys, it turned out better than expected.

jeenyus
01-15-2012, 07:35 PM
excellent!! Im gonna go try one right now!!!!

alan
01-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Cool!

crawlerpawl
01-31-2012, 01:56 PM
Of allll the scale accessories I have made over the years,a crow bar never crossed my mind.....hats off to an awesome useful scale accessory....:beerchug:

I know right? My older brother came up with the idea of using an allen key. Why didn't I think of it before?

ptchwrk1
02-01-2012, 04:10 PM
sweet !!!

crawlerpawl
02-12-2012, 11:39 AM
Made another one, a little bit smaller this time. It took 2 or 3 hours and came out a little better...

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h333/PEMcClafferty/small_crowbars.jpg

UNGLEWD
02-12-2012, 01:11 PM
:bowdown:

crawlin
02-13-2012, 09:01 AM
Those are sweet good work bud

crawlerpawl
02-14-2012, 10:41 AM
Thanks guys, got ideas brewing for other scale stuff too.

delux
11-28-2012, 02:06 AM
Awesome! There goes all works allen keys............

UNGLEWD
11-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Hehehe :redshh: