Hopefully you all can add to this as we go along. One of the handiest things I have found is useing a cotter pin with the ends equalized as a tire valve stem tool, simple put a nail through the loop and spin away. Item 2 is broken post hole diggers replacement handles, a pair can be fashioned with a single length of old style tv antenna shaft, its the right size and thickness and if you put a pair of 3/4 inch pipe slugs about 12 inches long at the bottom they are near unbreakable. A 'C' clamp makes an exhaust flange couple with the manafold quite nicely in the absense of the propper bolts. Take your exstension cords plugs and insert a blade to seperate the folded over insert portion to make the plug stay in a loose socket. An old style Chrysler auto air condidioning pump makes a grand air compressor pump. When streaching barbed wire do not 'seat' the staples anywhere but the ends, this allows the wire to exspand and contract which prevents breakage. Nails with the points dulled crush through rather than split dry or hard wood. There are thousands of tips, tool doubleing devices, ideas that are common knowledge to you that others have not thought of before. If the other mods agree we can make this a sticky adding info as it comes in from your sources, feel free to add useful tips or tool replacements here. Also please note that we have a links library next to the archives with major info sites reserved for your use.