What's on your workbench?

JR59 Jan 29, 2006

  1. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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  2. ddechamp71

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    Very nice ... :D

    BTW, I must have missed some previous posts : how did you open autoracks' end doors and how did you insert automobile platforms inside ? :)

    Dom
     
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  3. Kurt Moose

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    Those are beautiful!!
     
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  4. SJ Z-man

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    Dom, I sliced (near ‘forever’) between the doors and each side. Cleaned up a bit, glued them back in that position. Then, fitted a shelf across for top vehicle.

    I needed to trim the width of the “1:200” car to fit.
     
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  5. rray

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    I tried to make scale sized pallets in bulk today but failed. I didn't toss them though, cause they look like messed up old pallets behind the feed store, so I'm going to use them in junk piles.
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  6. Kurt Moose

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    There's literally pallets everywhere you go in life, new or old, so they'll always fit in somewhere!
     
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  7. pomperaugrr

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    Are you kidding me! Those are gold. They look amazing! There are always places where you will see broken and battered pallets in the real world. Hell, you could market those!
     
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  8. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    Excellent!!!

    Scott
     
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  9. ztrack

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    I agree! Awesome!!! I used a large number of rapid prototype pallets around my REA module. But I like these broken ones quite a lot!
     
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  10. southernnscale

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    I have a set of 88 pallets 3D printed not all broken up but like right out of the pallet factory!
     

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    worked on this today it a Hyster arch logging Equipment Got the tractor from John Pope the Hyster is one I just finished up primed painted just needs a little weathering! add some very fine chain to set it off!
     

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  12. bostonjim

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    You will find lots of places to put them. Stacks of them in a corner of a lot. An empty boxcar with the doors opened and a pallet or two leaning against a wall. Piles of junk are everywhere trains are. They look great, BTW. Jim
     
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  13. rray

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    Now those look good for in use pallets!
     
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  15. HemiAdda2d

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    Great pallets! I will add folks like me collect them, disassemble and upcycle them for new projects after they've been discarded or outlived their usefulness. I'm building a landscape edging project to go around my hedges, using upcycled pallets.

     
  16. bostonjim

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    I've heard of this. Some folks are building small houses from them. I haven't heard the word "upcycle" before. Jim
     
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  17. ZFRANK

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    I made also pallets and oil drums (Shapeways printed)
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  18. rray

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    Nice job Frank! I got to order me some barrels and crates now to put on my pallets.
     
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  19. rray

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    So I don't know if anyone has noticed, I don't mind spending thousands on a useful hobby tool, but what may not always be apparent is that I do lots of research before I buy, looking for the best combination of Features, Bling, and Bang for the buck invested. How many times have I examined pages of the Micro-Mark catalog, wishing I had this or that to make modeling easier.

    Recently I was spending lots of time sanding, filling, priming, and repeat on a project, and wished I had one of those Proxxon 28594 Pen Sanders. They are slim and fit in your hand well, and use those little tips that you peel and stick on the sandpaper.
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    I have the Proxxon mini table saw, which is very handy at times, but it was very expensive for what I got, however, it plugs into the 120v socket so it's ready to go. The pen sander however is not ready to go. You see, it runs on 12V, and is part of their Micromot line. In fact, there are lots of those mini tools I would love to have, but I just have a problem paying another $100 to get started by purchasing the power adapter base station required.
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    Anyways, I seen the PS13 Pen Sander, 12V, on sale for $39 at Amazon, regular $59, and the 12V caught my eye. Recently I posted about my need for a 12V battery instead of a wall wart and wires for powering my 12V accessory port on my TTZ modules, and all the uses I could have for a portable 12V battery system, and I built my 20V to 12V power tool battery adapter. Why don't I just go ahead and buy the Pen Sander, cut their
    proprietary power plug off, and crimp on the T-Trak-Z standard 12V accessory Anderson Powerpole connectors.
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    The Proxxon plug has the + and - already identified, so the wire with the brown stripe is positive, and the TTZ color code for positive 12V accessory is White, so I crimped then soldered the Powerpole pins on, and snapped the white shell over the positive, and black over the negative, locked them together, and I am in business.
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    Now I can use my Pen Sander at home on the workbench, at train shows, or anywhere I can carry my Black +Decker power tool batteries and adapter:
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  20. CNE1899

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    Rob,
    You ingenious hobbiest you!(y)(y)(y)

    Scott
     
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