Retro auto tool cabinets

Both cabinets made from recycled stuffs.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Slotted angle and Dexion for the framework.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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An assortment of car badges collected over the years.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Each cabinet is 1’x1’x3′ (300mm x 300mm x 915mm).

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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This perspex had been hanging about for decades, finally found a spot.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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The wood is pine & machined from an old packing crate.

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The backs are from some old 5 gallon oil cans.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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I sprayed the shelves.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Used for storing retro auto tooling.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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Materials (per unit):
2 x 1'x3' shelving sheets
2 x 1'x1' side shelving sheets
4 x 1"x2"x3' unequal slotted angle
4 x 1"x2"x1'unequal slotted angle
2 x 1'x1/4"x19" polycarbonate sheet
1 x 5gal oil drum skin
2 x 1 1/2"x1"x3' soft wood
Danish oil
6 x 8x1" countersunk woodscrews
8 x 1/4"x1" nuts, bolts & washers
Paint
Selection of badges
Strong double sided tape

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Dexion – Slotted angle

3m – Super strong double sided attachment tape

Paints4trade – Direct To Metal Paint

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Workshop smoke alarm

Switched smoke alarm for workshop. LED off indicates smoke alarm is active.

knoba - workshop smoke alarm

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LED flashing on indicates smoke alarm is deactivated.

knoba - workshop smoke alarm

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It can get a bit smoky in my workshop!
knoba - lab tripod

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Wiring.

knoba - workshop smoke alarm

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knoba - workshop smoke alarm

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Schematic file below.

knoba - workshop smoke alarm

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Materials:
1 x Switch: 1A, spdt (single pole, double throw)
1 x Flashing blue LED: 10mm, 15mA, 3.2v
1 x 10mm LED holder/bezel
1 x Resistor: 470ohms, 1/4W
Wire: 7/0.2mm 
Small heatshrink tubing

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knoba – Workshop Smoke Alarm Schematic – 2018.fzz

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Fid

Made from well seasoned beech wood, danish oil finish.

knoba - fid

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Used for leaded windows & stained glass work

knoba - fid

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Wood-database.com – European Beech

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http://www.homemadetools.net

Claves

Made from East Indian Rosewood, oiled & waxed. 130x20mm.

BBQ

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BBQ

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knoba – Dropbox – Claves-01.ogg

knoba – Dropbox – Claves-02.mp3

Wood-database.com – East Indian Rosewood

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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
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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.
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

Metalwork mallets

large diameter heads & long reach heads in double wedge, round & flat
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Heads are home grown & seasoned holly, wedges are mahogany & handles are beech.
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Handles turned from old table legs, spoke shaved ovoid, danish oiled and burnished smooth with 00 wire wool.
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Added extra weight with heated and shrunk rings
knoba - metalwork mallets

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3 smaller mallets, beech dowel handles, holly heads.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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All heads danish oil soaked in poly bag, finish left on heads
knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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knoba - metalwork mallets

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Materials:
Large heads: 2 x 125x50 mm o/d (5"x2" o/d) holly
Long reach heads: 2 x 180x40 mm o/d (7"x1 1/2" o/d) holly
Small heads: 3 x 100x32 mm o/d (4"x1 1/4" o/d) holly
Large head handles: 2 x 280x40 mm o/d (11"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Long reach head handles: 2 x 325x40 mm o/d (12 1/4"x1 1/2" o/d) beech
Small head handles: 3 x 330x15 mm o/d (13"x19/32" o/d) beech
Danish oil
00 Wire wool

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Wood-database.com – holly & beech

Colron – refined danish oil

Liberon – steel wool

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Tool throat LED

CAD stick-on templates, polycarbonate sheet & LED module
knoba - tool throat LED

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Module detail, 240v ac in, 20w out
knoba - tool throat LED

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All 8 holes drilled, cut out centre with fret saw/coping saw
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Machined with laminate trimmer (small router)
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All cleaned up. Lens (top), body (left) & module (right).
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Very slim profile, very bright.
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knoba - tool throat LED

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What’s in the CAD file…
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Materials:
1 x 75x50x10 mm (3"x2"x3/8") polycarbonate sheet
1 x 75x50x3 mm (3"x2"x1/8") polycarbonate sheet
4 x M3x20 mm (1/8"x3/4") pan head machine screws
2 x lengths 7/0.2mm insulted wire (to suit connection distance)
1 x length heat shrink (to suit connection distance)
1 x small cable tie

nb. plastic sheet was recycled from computer monitor diffusers

Note: 1Amp in line fuse on live side. Use dpdt if switched.

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knoba - tool throat LED

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knoba – Tool throat LED – 2018.dxf

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