Kustom’s by Kent was created so I can record my garage projects and share them with you. I am a mechanical engineer by day and an inventor by night. I am happiest when my hands are dirty, I’m elbow deep in a project, and working on my the latest idea. I hope you enjoy seeing what I’m working on and I am always willing to answer questions or provide additional details. Take a look around and let me know what you think!

Most Popular Projects:

Miller Snow Dozer1951 International Truck with Knuckleboom Crane
             Miller Snow Dozer                                 Knuckle Boom Crane

DIY Solar PanelMiller 3 wheeler

                DIY Solar Panel                                     Miller 3 Wheeler

Recent Posts:


Forklift Hoisting Hook Attachment

Forklift Hoisting Hook Attachment Back when I was getting ready for the Knuckleboom crane project, I knew I wanted a hook attachment for the forklift, as I needed a safe way to tip up vertical.  Looping some chains around the ...
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Shop Projects

Shop Projects This page is to summarize the various shop projects that are more miscellaneous and don't fit anywhere else but are still worth talking about.  These will include improvements to the shop itself, and tools/equipment related to the shop ...
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Steel Material Rack

Steel Material Rack July 2014 I had previously had steel stock located on a rack that was hard to get to, and hard to get material on and off.  I had just bought some more steel for a new project ...
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1993 Kawasaki ZX750L Ninja

1993 Kawasaki ZX750L Ninja I did a considerable amount of body and paintwork on this bike when I originally got it (Spring of 2006, I think) as it had been in a light accident and boogered up the front facia, ...
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Kustoms By Kent T-shirt


T-Shirts from KustomsByKent See all of our stuff at the KustomsByKent Storefront Here's our top items: ...
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man basket on knuckle boom

Man Basket w/ Boom Extension for Knuckle boom crane

Man Basket w/ Boom Extension for Knuckle boom crane See the knuckle boom crane page for more information about putting a knuckle boom crane onto a 1951 Int'l truck. Right from the beginning when I started the knuckle boom crane ...
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Tube Bender w/ Hossfeld Dies

Hydraulic Tubing Bender: Wheels, Paint & 1st Bend

Hydraulic Tubing Bender Click link to see my search, and purchase of tube bender and getting it home... Tube bender : Paint and Wheels Picking up where I had left off, I had purchased paint and larger/better caster wheels. 12-29-14 First thing ...
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Hydraulic Tubing Bender

Hydraulic Tubing Bender Hydraulic Tube Bender Ever since my college days when I worked on Formula SAE race car team and we built a small race car from scratch, and building the roll cage involved a tubing bender, I've wanted ...
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LeBlond Lathe 15×42

LeBlond Lathe 15x42 Regal Dual Drive Mk1 After looking for a lathe for a lot of years, in June of 2014 I got pretty serious about finding one.  In South Dakota, lathes are as scarce as hen's teeth, and they ...
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Sheet Metal Shaping Tools

Sheet Metal Shaping Tools I've started a journey of learning how to shape flat sheet metal into pieces that have curve to them.  I've always admired the people that can do this type of work, and decided it's finally time ...
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