Workshop extractor

Intake side. Made from aluminium.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Exhaust side. Enclosure made from 304 stainless steel, plywood & galv weldmesh.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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240v Torin Sifan extractor, centrifugal fan. Fabricated wall interface.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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3 developments. Mallet formed. Pop riveted & silicon seams. Cad file below.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Removable grill made from plywood & weldmesh.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Hardwood former (1st) used for hammer forming intake cowling
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Hardwood former (2nd) used for hammer forming intake cowling
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Hardwood former (3rd) used for hammer forming intake cowling
knoba - Workshop extractor

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First phase complete. To do: trim edges & fold over returns…
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Softwood former (4th) used for hammer forming edges of intake cowling
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Needed to make a tucking fork for this operation
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Front side.
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Back side.
knoba - Workshop extractor

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Power. Extractor is quiet & very powerful.
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Materials:
(FAN)
1 x Extractor fan
1 x Wall interface plate (1.5mm galvanised sheet)
1/8" pop rivets
Rawlplugs
6 x 12x2" stainless steel self tapers
6 x m8 stainless steel washers

(ENCLOSURE)
1 x 4'x4'x1.0mm 304 stainless steel sheet
1/8" pop rivets
Silicone sealant
1/2" closed cell foam sound insulation
High temp spray glue
10mm mild steel bar
2 x m6 stainless steel button cap bolts
2 x m6 stainless steel washers
Plywood
Weldmesh

(INTAKE)
2.0mm 6 series aluminium sheet
Grab adhesive

(ELECTRICAL)
240v metal clad switched outlet with light (5Amp fuse)
Metal clad surface mount backbox
22mm (7/8") through hole rubber grommets
1.0mm twin & earth cable
Rawl plugs
Screws
Earth sleeving
Trunking
Cable ties

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Torin-sifan – Ddn200-180a Extractor

Sassda – Stainless Steel

Rivetwise – Pop (blind) rivets

MK Electric – Commercial / domestic

Thor – Hammers & mallets

knoba – workshop extractor – 2017.dxf

knoba – Metalwork mallets

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http://www.homemadetools.net

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.

knoba - retro auto tool cabinets

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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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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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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.
knoba - metalwork mallets

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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
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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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Via punches

Machined punches for brass through hole rivets
knoba - via punches

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Copper tracks had lifted, component had disintegrated, good repair, will use again!
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Refined the punches with; a taper, size i.d. & thumb nook
knoba - via punches

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knoba - via punches

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Materials (per unit):
1 x 75x6 mm (3"x1/4") circular solid section stainless steel


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Wired edge dollies

Thanks to billsmetal – youtube. Cut & pickled materials…
knoba - wired edge dollies

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How they will fit together
knoba - wired edge dollies

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Bevelled one edge for easier weld penetration
knoba - wired edge dollies

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Strong, flat heatsink (bench) & clamps to restrict distortion
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Gouged the rear of seam & welded to give homogeneous fusion
knoba - wired edge dollies

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Cleaned up with flap wheel & belt sander.
knoba - wired edge dollies

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Materials:
1 x 20x32x50mm mild steel, Rectangular solid section
1 x 25x38x50mm mild steel, Rectangular solid section
2 x 25x3x50mm mild steel, Flat section
2 x 50x6x50mm mild steel, Flat section

Normalise & harder alloy for upgrades.

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Smaller one here; base is 1/16″ (1.6mm) thick.
knoba - wired edge dollies

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YouTube – Billsmetal

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Magnetic Bunsen burner

Lovely old thing from ebay.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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Painted with Finnagans Hammerite.
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Old speaker magnet in the centre, steel band on the perimeter slightly taller than the magnet. Both stuck with silicon sealant.
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In action stuck to the bench. No way that’s getting knocked off.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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More helpful with some unusual annealing jobs.
knoba - magnetic bunsen burner

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Ford Window Winder Handles

Some ‘pimpier’ window winder handles for my van…
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Mostly made from 6 series aluminium.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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Machined, hardened & tempered home made broach for the splines…
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Original handle showing spline profiles.
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf (link below)
knoba - Ford Window Winder Handles

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skf – 5201 Double row angular contact ball bearings

knoba – Ford Window Winder Handles – 2016.dxf

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Lunar ecplise 2015

Taken from Sussex (England) 28th September, 2015.
knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba - lunar ecplise

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knoba – lunar ecplise – 2015.zip

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Leather strap cutter

For cutting stiff leathers into parallel strips (belts, straps,etc.)…
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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Mostly made from Iroko & stainless steel.
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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Leather strap cutter

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knoba – Leather strap cutter – 2015.dxf

knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig

Wood Database – Iroko

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Adjustable dowel & drilling jig

Used for drilling blind holes, in matched faces, for dowelling metal or wood assemblies.
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125mm x 127mm x 15mm 5083 Aluminium Plate
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Glued on cad template (link below)
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Optical centre punch (link below)
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Centre drilled used as fluffer (minimizes deflection) prior to pilot drilling
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Pilot drill all holes 3mm
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6mm drill
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Cut out profile
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Filed. A good selection of files helps; the dreadnought type is especially good on aluminium.
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Cleaned up a little more
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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…and a little more
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Homemade edge chamferer/deburrer from an old three square file
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilling ready for threading m12 inserts
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Threading
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Countersinking
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Inserts: centre drilling
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Countersinking a relief to stop the slot in the screw snaping the twist drill used in the next operation
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilling to finish size
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Stamping sizes on the heads (there are 5 different sized inserts in my set)…
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Inserts fit nice…
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Insert needs to be below the surface on both sides
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Main body finished & inserts finished.
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Marking out the fences for the tool
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Cutting the parts
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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Drilled, tapped,assembled to slider blocks and lapped flat
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Wallop….
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Underside
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig – 2015.dxf (link below)
knoba - Adjustable Dowel Jig

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knoba – Adjustable Dowel Jig – 2015.dxf

knoba – Optical centre punch

knoba – Dewalt chop saw mods

Wiki – 5083 aluminium alloy

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Leather Strops

Made from ‘belt leather’ & oak with rubber feet for sharpening my leatherwork tools.
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Counter-bored recesses in oak base to secure these 6mm Ø x 3mm rubber feet.
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Wood carving strop also from ‘belt leather’ with shaped edges. Both are impregnated with aluminium oxide polishing compound.
knoba - leather strop

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Rapid – Affix Self-Adhesive Black Rubber Feet

Wood Database – English Oak

Colron – Refined Finishing Wax

Abbey England – Leather supplies

Screwfix – Cutting Paste Bar 800g Grey

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Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 USB telescope webcam

Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 USB telescope webcam

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Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 USB telescope webcam

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Logitech QuickCam Pro 3000 USB telescope webcam

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Logitech – QuickCam Pro 3000

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4mm female hex to 1/4″ male hex screwdriver bit

4mm female hex to 1/4

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4mm female hex to 1/4

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4mm female hex to 1/4

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Bosch – Ixo Lithium Screwdriver

Ebay – pcfxonline – 56 in 1 Precision MultiBit Screw Driver Set

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Boxing speed bag

boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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Oak drum, 45mm o/d x 4.2mm wall mild steel tube & plate, Stainless fixings. Weighs in @ 22kg

boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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boxing speed bag

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Turner Sports – Quality Red Vinyl Speedball with Swivel

Speed bag forum

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Hardware in brass & stainless
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Custom made stainless hardware including 4 link hinges
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Solar array
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Sand blasting mechanicals
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Full grain leather hide
Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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Worth it!

Ford transit mk5 motorhome

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knoba – Kitchen Unit – 2009.dxf

knoba – Transit rear bumper – 2013.dxf

knoba – Pressure pot sandblaster

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Electronics workbench

Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Electronics workbench

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Test lead hooks made from 304 stainless steel.
Electronics workbench

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Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

Finished tool
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Lever from beloved Rover P5 Gearstick
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Hammer & dolly set from work hardened 304 austenitic stainless steel
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Machined clamp tig welded to tube
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Support casings from sliding bolt assemblies
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Locking swivel stand
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Folds away for easy storage
Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

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Clarke – CAT95 Air Hammer Kit

Hammerite – Direct to Rust Metal Paint

Norgren – X3048202 Inline Valves – Manual/Mechanical

Amazon – Ancol Rubber Dog Balls

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Human plant pot stand

Template
Template

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Slots together

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no fasteners or fixings

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knoba – Metal horse

Wenban-Smith – Timber Merchants

Ronseal – Diamond hard floor varnish

Starrett – Jigsaw blades

Dewalt – DW331K Jigsaw

Dewalt – DW433 Electronic Belt Sander

Dewalt – DW626 1/2″ Router

Dewalt – DW621K 1/4″ Plunge Router

Triton – SJA 200 SuperJaws

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Metal spinning rack

Metal spinning rack

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Metal spinning rack

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knoba – Wood turning fixture & rests

knoba – Metal spinning bearing formers

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Metal work bench

2.4m x 0.6m with 10mm top
Metal work bench

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Bolts together (all joints sleeved to prevent sections crushing)
Metal work bench

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Metal work bench

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Metal work bench

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Metal work bench

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Metal work bench

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Metal work bench

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knoba – Metalwork bench – 2012.dxf

knoba – Dewalt DW872 TCT metal chop saw mods

Forum – mig-welding.co.uk

Hammerite – Direct to Rust Metal Paint

Parkersteel – Carbon Steels Square Hollow Section

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Spoon & Dolly from 5160 steel.

Spoon & Dolly from 5160 steel
Spoon & Dolly from 5160 steel

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