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Tip on making a large Allen wrench from a hex head bolt.
DIRT RIDER #137 Apr 1994 pg. 34

Tips for storing Allen wrenches, chuck keys, etc. on the tools which they adjust.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 12

Allen wrench holder. Length of pipe, with four set-screws, securely holds an Allen wrench. Use as extension handle to increase leverage. Also, grind Allen wrenches to form offset screwdrivers, knives, carving tools, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #620 Jan 1980 (v.76) pg. 64

Tip: Convert a hex-head bolt into an Allen wrench.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 216

Wall-mounted organizer for Allen wrenches.
SHOPNOTES #12 Nov 1993 (v.2) pg. 29

Modifying Allen wrenches so they can be turned using an end wrench or ratchet.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #164 Mar 1990 (v.14#8) pg. 37

Tip on improvising large Allen wrenches from either (1) hex-shaped chisels and punches or (2) hex head bolts fitted with jam nuts.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 35

Emergency substitute Allen wrench is made by grinding down a hex-head bolt.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1988 (v.37#9) pg. 29

Tip suggests using an old screwdriver to extend the reach of an Allen wrench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 22

Comfortable hardwood handle to add to an Allen wrench.
WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 10

Add large wooden "T-handles" to ordinary Allen wrenches.
WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 18

Tip on using a nylon cable strap to store a machine-adjusting Allen wrench.
WOODSMITH #89 Oct 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Tip on storing the Allen wrenches used to adjust power tools using strong magnets.
WOODWORK #29 Oct 1994 pg. 20

Tip: Use a slotted dowel to increase the leverage of an Allen wrench.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 67