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

Chainsaw horse

Made from recycled wooden pallets, folds flat.
knoba - chainsaw horse

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What’s in the CAD file…
knoba - chainsaw horse

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Materials:
3 x wood fork lift pallets;
12 x 115x92x16mm
8 x 114x70x16mm
24 x 2 1/2"x10 stainless wood screws
3 x m10x80mm stainless coach bolts
3 x m10 bzp nyloc nuts
6 x m10 stainless penny washers

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knoba – chain saw horse – 2018.dxf

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Oil pen

Oil in can.
knoba - oil pen

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Old felt tip pen.
knoba - oil pen

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Oil pen. Good for controlled oiling without dripping (hinges, clocks, etc.).
knoba - oil pen

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Wood seasoning rack

North facing, sheltered from; light, heat, rain & infestation.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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Rack is made from recycled; forklift pallet, aluminium chairs, twin wall polycarbonate. 316 stainless wire (new). Ground below good for spalting.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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I make my own log sealer from old water based interior emulsion & PVA glue.
knoba - wood seasoning rack

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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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Ac Power Supply

Aluminium frame pattern for recycled multitap transformer
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Transformer core shaping buck
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Frame made
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Donor psu…
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Ac system internals in
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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240vac @ 50Hz in: 1, 3, 6, 9 & 12vac @ 50Hz out
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Illuminated the meter.
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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New laminated fascia (cad file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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New laminated meter scale (cad file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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Schematics (Fritzing file below)
knoba - Ac Power Supply

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knoba – Ac Power Supply – Fascia – 2016.dxf

knoba – Ac Power Supply – Meter Scale – 2016.dxf

knoba – Ac Power Supply – Schematic – 2016.fzz

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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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Desktop bookends

1.5mm 304 brushed Stainless steel.
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba - desktop bookends

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Current reading list…
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip (link below)
knoba - desktop bookends

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knoba – Desktop Bookends – xcf.zip

knoba – Folding bar

Bahco – Smooth cut files

Snap-on – File handles

Smith and Arrow – Disc abrasives

Makita – 5″ Angle grinders

HSE – Pickling paste

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Wood carving mallet

Made from stock; copper, holly & cherry…
knoba - wood carving mallet

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knoba - wood carving mallet

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The wood database – European Cherry

The wood database – English Holly

Matweb – Copper datasheet

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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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Plumb bob

Plumb bob

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knoba – Metal casting furnace

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Lathe tool rack

Lathe tool rack

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Mitutoyo – Global gateway

Moore & Wright – Precision measuring equipment

Dormer – Solid carbide and high speed steel rotary cutting tools

Jacobs – precision tool and work holding devices

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Bench power supply 240Vac ~ 35Vdc @ 1A

Bench power supply

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Bench power supply

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Bench power supply

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knoba – Front panel – 2012.dxf

Wiki – LM 317

On-Semi – LM317 datasheet(pdf)

Rapid Electronics – Electronic Components

3M – SC-DR Roloc Surface Conditioning Disc

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LPG elbow

LPG elbow

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LPG elbow

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Esab / PREST-O-LITE – pol gas connectors

North Carolina Standards Division – POL Valves

Concoa – CGA 510 Fitting Reference

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Pillar drill dividing plate

Round pillar drill table
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Scaled CAD template
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Template around drill table
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Table ready for marking
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Selection of different width chisels
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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After marking through template
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Number stamps
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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After marking numerals in degrees
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Pointer (from metal biscuit tin)
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate for pillar drill
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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Dividing plate allows holes to be drilled at regular intervals from a centre such as this die grinder mandrel
Dividing plate for pillar drill

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knoba – Drill Indexing Plate – 2013.dxf

knoba – Keats plate

knoba – Center finder for drill indexer

Snap-on – PPC50AK Flat Chisel Set

LibreCAD – Open Source 2D-CAD

Cromwell – Senator Letter & Number Stamps

Cadbury – Chocolate products

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Doming block

Metal doming block from log
Metal doming block from log

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Roughing out a differential cover (Ford type 51a axle in 430 Stainless steel).
Metal doming block from log

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Thor – Thorex Super Plastic Mallet (Pear Shape)

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Metal spinning bearing formers

Metal spinning bearing formers in 2 crown profiles from 304 stainless steel
Metal spinning bearing formers

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IMG_2057

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SKF – 608 Deep groove ball bearings, single row

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