Tool trolley

Thrown out. Rubbermaid FG331600OWHT Food Prep Cart & some perforated aluminium baking trays.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Converted to a tool trolley (crash cart). Better than any other OEM tooling cart I’ve ever seen. It won’t rust.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Added some heavy duty handles (made from recycled aluminium scaffold poles). The extruded aluminium channel sections were recycled from a luton van.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Fasteners are stainless steel self tapers / bolts & aluminium pop rivets
knoba - woodwork awl

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I put a floor in it for large items.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Fabricated some drawers for it. They can slide right out but are otherwise retained by the runner design.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Different runner heights make it extremely adaptable.
knoba - woodwork awl

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Its best asset is it can live outside. Other benefits; It won’t hold liquids (rain, oils, etc.). I can leave it empty, load it up with tools and work on my vehicles with a place to organise stuff I take off (airfilters, cam covers, trims, fasteners, etc.)
knoba - woodwork awl

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knoba - woodwork awl

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Specs:
The cart holds up to 175 pounds.

Components are made of impact-resistant structural web plastic and are designed with soft, non-marking rounded corners

All casters are 5-inch non-marking, swivel-plate designed. Two locking wheels and two non-locking wheels make it easy to manoeuvre

Product Dimensions: 36"h x 36"l x 23"w

Shipping Weight: 52.4 pounds

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Rubbermaid – FG331600OWHT Food Prep Cart

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http://www.homemadetools.net

Van pedals

Wanted a set of 3 (not 2 + 1), legal, heavy duty, serviceable & pleasing pedals.
knoba - van pedals

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Machined from 6 series aluminium, 5mm thick, curved, hammer finished, re-machined & polished.
knoba - van pedals

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Studs are machined & polished m6 stainless button caps.
knoba - van pedals

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Van cab steps

Left; Hammer-formed finals (4mm thick, ground, beaten & polished).
Centre: Hardwood bucks routered from decking off-cuts.
Right: Original plastic steps (loading caused rust in underlying structure).
knoba - van cab steps

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No annealing required. Machined nylon66 interfaces stuck with PU sealant.
knoba - van cab steps

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Fixings are M8 stainless countersunk bolts & M8 square weldnuts.
knoba - van cab steps

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themetalstore.co.uk – aluminium 5 bar checker plate

duckduckgo.com – square weld nuts

wikipedia.org – Nylon 66

Sikaflex – EBT+ polyurethane adhesive

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Test lead rack

Copper, brass, stainless, aluminium. It rotates.
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Aluminium top tray & forming buck
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Buck formed. Aluminium top tray formed
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Brass upper rack and shaping forms
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Complete assembly
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Machined & beaten copper bolt, tray, turned copper spacer
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Drive screws, machined & shaped brass rack piece
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Machined aluminium wheel, copper spiky things, brass & stainless tynes, copper nut, m6 grub screw
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Copper spiky things
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Assembled
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Upside down
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Fitted to my electronics bench
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Sumptuously disposed with test leads
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Tray carrying nik-naks & bits
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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Cad file below
knoba - Test Lead Rack

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knoba – Test Lead Rack – 2016.dxf

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Ford transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

Original gear lever assembly
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Pin and spherical part (some chrome alloy) may have been brazed
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Gearbox housing spacer cast and machined from aluminium
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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Completed assembly reduces top-end throws from 6″, to 4″ ~ 33% reduction.
knoba - transit mt75 gearbox quickchange

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knoba – metal casting furnace

knoba – ball turning fixture for lathe

Wiki – Lever

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Lathe chuck spider

Magnetic lathe chuck spider provides reference face for repeat cuts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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Another one for my 4 jaw chuck (material is 5083 aluminium 15mm thick & 3mm x 3mm neodymium magnets).
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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The spider also helps with work-holding when turning small parts.
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - lathe chuck spider

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knoba – Lathe chuck spider – 2015.dxf

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Regulated BENCH POWER SUPPLY 240Vac ~ 24Vdc

knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Made from an ATX computer power supply.
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

Outputs; 24Vdc, 12Vdc, 5Vdc, 3.3Vdc & USB 5Vdc (no data lines).

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Similar item used in power supply…
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Upgraded: Laminated colour fascia
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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knoba – Regulated 240vac 24vdc bench power supply fascia – 2016.dxf (link below)
knoba - Regulated 240Vac ~ 24Vdc Bench power supply

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Rapid Electronics – Electronic Components

3M – SC-DR Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc

Ebay – 2 Port USB 2.0 PC Header

helpwithpcs.com – ATX Power Supply Pinouts

knoba – Bench power supply 240Vac ~ 35Vdc @ 1A

knoba – Regulated 240vac 24vdc bench power supply fascia – 2016.dxf

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Tap & die box

Made from mahogany and aluminium angle.

Tap & die box

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Lettering done by overstamping on a paper printout.

Tap & die box

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knoba – Tap & Die Box – 2009.dxf (link below)

Tap & die box

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OSG – Taps & dies

knoba – Tap & Die Box – 2009.dxf

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Screwdriver Rack

Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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Screwdriver Rack

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knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Screwdriver Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Screwdriver Rack – 2014.dxf

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Solder Fume Extractor Mk2

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Alcotec – Aluminum Filler Alloy Selection Chart.pdf

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Plier Rack for electronics bench

Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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Upgraded: 25mm x 2mm self adhesive foam strips for tweezer base
Plier Rack

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Plier Rack

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knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf (link below)
Plier Rack

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Perspex – Fluorescent Cast Acrylic Neptune Blue 7T97

knoba – Plier Rack – 2014.dxf

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CBT 250 counter shaft bearing housing mod

Skimming out bearing casing with HSS cutter & machined arbor & seal bush
CBT 250 counter shaft bearing housing mod

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knoba – CBT-250 Bearing Arbor – 2014.dxf

Skf – 6222 Deep groove ball bearings, single row

Record Power – DP58P Heavy Duty Pedestal Drill

Apache – Quad Bikes

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Slappers

Slappers for shaping/smoothing metal sheet & panels
Slappers

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Metal casting furnace

Metal casting furnace suitable for aluminium, zinc & copper alloys
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Stainless steel furnace ties from TIG wire filler
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Using a jig to produce identical polystyrene blanks to mould the inner refractory lining
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Reducing (carburizing), neutralising, oxidizing adjustment aperture and drain port.
Metal casting furnace

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‘Pattern’ for my electronics stand
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Machined back brass ingot showing very few inclusions
Metal casting furnace

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Machined aluminium billet showing very few inclusions
Metal casting furnace

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Metal casting furnace

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Crucible Lifting irons & a pair of trivets.
Metal casting furnace

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Trivets.
Metal casting furnace

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15″ & 10″ cope & drag flasks.
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Pigging tin (cup cake baking tray, aka ‘ingot molds’).
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Excess melt used to make ingots. Ingots save crucible space & cut down dross on the next melt.
knoba - Metal casting furnace

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The skimmed dross (impurities) from melted aluminium items.
knoba - Metal casting furnace

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Flux / degaussing diffuser.
Metal casting furnace

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Welded mild steel crucible for aluminium alloys.
Metal casting furnace

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Extended trivet.
Metal casting furnace

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Drossing spoon.
Metal casting furnace

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Welded stainless steel crucible for copper alloys & crucible pouring shank.
Metal casting furnace

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Melted brass, when skimming off the dross a beautiful, bright yellow & green luminosity is seen…
Metal casting furnace

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Used for making round stock
Metal casting furnace

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Halfords – V High Temperature Engine Enamel Paint Matt Black

Everbuild – Kos Fire Cement Buff

Hydroponics-simplified.com – Perlite

Myfordboy’s furnace

Bullfinch – Standard burner no.1250

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