It’s a sure bet that all of us home hobbyists have come across a few neat homemade tools or ideas that facilitate our fabrication and/or assembly chores. Some are simple, some a bit more complex. Some are fashioned out of leftover scraps, and some from any combination of said scraps and existing tools. No matter what the component’s original source, it’s amazing how we truck guys can fashion helpful gizmos out of odds and ends.

That said, here we’re gonna take a look at a couple of handy items I’ve made out of some leftover angle iron that actually get quite a bit of use in my own home shop. They’re simple to fabricate and simple to use – and the best part is they take only a few minutes to slap together, but save lots of time and make fabrication chores a lot easier. With this in mind, let’s go ahead and take a look at my simple gizmos.


Have you come up with a time- or aggravation-saving gizmo of your own? If so, drop me a line along with some images, and we’ll start sharing them with the rest of our readers. I think it’d be both fun and informative for all. So, if you’re so inclined, share your ideas with us by sending them to jim.rizzo@sorc.com with the word “homemade” in the subject line. We’ll make sure everyone knows where they came from – and who knows, maybe there’ll be a bit of CLASSIC TRUCKS swag in it for ya, as well.