We’ve all been there. You need to do a bit of maintenance or make a home repair so you gather your materials & tools, get halfway through it and — dammit! discover you’re missing a tool you absolutely cannot do without. So, off to the local big box store to waste an extra 90 minutes in travel and shopping time. This happened to me today while fixing a leaking flush valve. When I dismounted the tank and flipped it over, discovered I need a 3" wrench to get the @#$! locknut off.
But wait a second… I have a frickin’ laser! 20 minutes, three objects drawn in Illustrator, and a hunk of 1/4" ply later, I had a wrench!
At this point, my wife came in to see why I was laughing maniacally, grabbed her phone, and shot this:
Problem solved? Almost. When I went to tighten the new locknut, I discovered it was 2 1/2"
So, back to the Glowforge to add (subtract?) a 2.5" hex for tightening…
Don’t know if I’ve mentioned this lately, but…