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.
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Fasteners are stainless steel self tapers / bolts & aluminium pop rivets
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I put a floor in it for large items.
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Fabricated some drawers for it. They can slide right out but are otherwise retained by the runner design.
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Different runner heights make it extremely adaptable.
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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.
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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).
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No annealing required. Machined nylon66 interfaces stuck with PU sealant.
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Fixings are M8 stainless countersunk bolts & M8 square weldnuts.
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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
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Buck formed. Aluminium top tray formed
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Brass upper rack and shaping forms
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Complete assembly
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Machined & beaten copper bolt, tray, turned copper spacer
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Drive screws, machined & shaped brass rack piece
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Machined aluminium wheel, copper spiky things, brass & stainless tynes, copper nut, m6 grub screw
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Copper spiky things
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Assembled
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Upside down
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Fitted to my electronics bench
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Sumptuously disposed with test leads
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Tray carrying nik-naks & bits
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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
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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
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Welded & machined assembly adds an extra 20mm to the selector end
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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
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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.
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Another one for my 4 jaw chuck (material is 5083 aluminium 15mm thick & 3mm x 3mm neodymium magnets).
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The spider also helps with work-holding when turning small parts.
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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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