View Full Version : The "Gorilla" brand super-duper toolgate WIP

Grumpy John
25th Jan 2012, 05:10 PM
My Djembe project has been on hold because my existing toolgate is not long enough to enable me to properly finish the inside.

Standard Irons Toolgate.

Down to the local steel merchant and for the huge sum of $24.75 I had 3 1x125 dia cut off discs a piece of 75x75x10 angle iron 400mm long and a 150mm length of 20mm dia. BMS. I chose 75 mm angle iron because it gives me the correct centre height.

Half an hour with the angle grinder and I've got the shape I want, only used one disc (those super thin cutting discs are perfect for this sort of work).

A trip over to 's to stick it together.
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Drill an 8mm hole for the cradle, job done.

The only thing stopping me from finishing the djembe now is that it's beer-o-clock :D.

25th Jan 2012, 06:06 PM
Slack mongrel.:D

25th Jan 2012, 06:10 PM
A trip over to 's to stick it together.

I knew there was a reason for you shifting down to Tooraddin. :U


26th Jan 2012, 04:47 PM
Looks good!
Your apprentice welder hasn't done such a bad job either! :D

Sawdust Maker
26th Jan 2012, 05:41 PM
how did it perform?

Grumpy John
26th Jan 2012, 05:53 PM
Nick, I gave it a quick test this arvo and it appears to be working quite well. To be honest I was expecting a bit of harmonics to creep in but it is quite solid. I'm going to need to drill some extra 8mm holes to allow for repostioning of the saddle.

tea lady
27th Jan 2012, 12:26 AM
Is it finished yet? :D

27th Jan 2012, 06:47 AM
Very Nice!

How many small fires were started in 's shop with the hot steel sparks.

Or was Tea Lady on standby with a bucket of water.

28th Jan 2012, 12:35 AM
I like the look of this,

Have you Patented the idea or can I make one.

Grumpy John
28th Jan 2012, 12:15 PM
I like the look of this,

Have you Patented the idea or can I make one.

Consider it "open source":D. Feel free to copy and make any improvements to the design.

Added the extra holes to allow for repositioning the cradle.


28th Jan 2012, 01:18 PM
Gee a bit slack there. Your holes are not central :)