Tool trolley

Thrown out. Rubbermaid FG331600OWHT Food Prep Cart & some perforated aluminium baking trays.
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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.
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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.)
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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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Chainsaw horse

Made from recycled wooden pallets, folds flat.
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What’s in the CAD file…
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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.
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Old felt tip pen.
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Oil pen. Good for controlled oiling without dripping (hinges, clocks, etc.).
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Wood seasoning rack

North facing, sheltered from; light, heat, rain & infestation.
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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.
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I make my own log sealer from old water based interior emulsion & PVA glue.
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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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Ac Power Supply

Aluminium frame pattern for recycled multitap transformer
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Transformer core shaping buck
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Frame made
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Donor psu…
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Ac system internals in
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240vac @ 50Hz in: 1, 3, 6, 9 & 12vac @ 50Hz out
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Illuminated the meter.
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New laminated fascia (cad file below)
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New laminated meter scale (cad file below)
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Schematics (Fritzing file below)
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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.
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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
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knoba – Test Lead Rack – 2016.dxf

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