Thru-hull custom wrench

Published date: July 25, 2011
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

I searched for about a week to find a small, short 1-3/4" wrench which I could use to install and tighten a 1" thru-hull plastic fitting. I never did find anything acceptable, so I decided to fabricate one. This was made out of scrap oak I had laying in my burn pile. I ran it through the table saw a few times before clamping it into the old turret mill. I later stained and varnished the wrench and added it to my tool box.

Published by: u12fly


Model Year: 2006
Photo Caption: This is the wrench after cutting the handle shape and a little sanding

Here is the retangular blank after making the hex cuts with a turret mill

Here is the wrench in action

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