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  1. I have a number of King Chrome ones and they they are around 10 yrs old, more than half of that commercial use and one of my draws (the odds n sods draw) is jammed full... that full I often have to force and riggle the tools down into it to close, at a guess I'd say 20kg of tools and dies and its been dealing with this for most of its life it does feel a bit loose but it still hasn't let go That said I'm looking at some cheap tool boxes from Total Tools, Chinese made house brand.... but they have a good thick construction ( I can't even get the materials and slides for the same price lol) my plan is to form tool organizers so the draws shouldn't be overloaded and I'll build a new larger peg board for all the common used stuff A little tip.... if you decide to go the same way as me, go have a look at them and measure up the gap for the draw slides and make certain it can take a good quality replacement, I've found some of the cheap stuff has these narrow slides that don't look like they would last and I can't seem to find replacements on the net
  2. Finished the rad mount...... took a bit longer than I thought but I'm happy Now just got to make up the "wing nuts" and track down where my header tank has gone that should have arrived a couple of weeks ago lol
  3. For all my patience bending and welding this I did get a few issues but they are minor enough.... the hammer forming on the bends has left me slightly off square so my clamp frame only fits one way .... not a biggy lol and I got a little weld warpage that pulled the middle of an edge down so I have 3mm dip on one side but the felt seal will deal with that I've had to step it up a notch... turns out my home oven is a bit fancy and bigger than the norm.... I can't fit the plastic clamp in any oven I've got access to at work lol So I've bought a Radiant Patio Heater 2400W and I'm going to have to build a colapseable heating box
  4. Back at the work workshop, stayed late one night and finished the base No pretty welds on this one lol we fix trenching gear here so the lightest welding wire was 1.2mm trying to weld galv sheet metal with that wasn't pretty I had the welder wound down that low it was stuggling to strike and I still played chase the hole.... but shes done the plastics guy has my ABS sheet in but hasn't cut it yet.... been doing a bit more research and I'm going to try it in Polystyrine sheet as well and learned a few tricks to do with deep draw forming (where the opening on the die is less than 75% of the depth ) something I'm going to have a bit of when I get onto making parts containers
  5. Almost got the radiator mount finished lol a couple more hammer forms and a bit of welding.....
  6. The funny bit is I stopped at least twice while I was building the second bracket to make certain I bent it the right way lol yep But got is sorted now And this is them mounted up And a little teaser of hopefully tomorrows finished setup... the bottom mount I'm really enjoying this, sheet metal is wonderful to work with.... there is the whole how do I fold it with what tools I've got.... working out the sequence that makes the best use of the box n pan folder and gives me the least amount of hammer forming lol then when it is formed its impressive how strong a bit of structure makes it and how light you can get it
  7. Lol yep I've been there a few times .... was thinking I might still use the wrong one on the other side of the X brace to bolt the trans tunnel too
  8. Sometimes things just don't go to plan lol.... making brackets to hold the top of the radiator made up hammer form dies etc.... get the first one done, has the fun factor that I'm happy with so hammer out the next one, get it to the last stage adding the captive bolts and had it sitting on the bench next to the original..... lol hmmmm what should be a mirror copy.... isn't Hmmmm kinda copied the first one..... that doesn't work so well given I have to weld them to each side of the roll cage X brace..... oh well there's always tomorrow night lol
  9. Not much happening on this, this trip home but I had to do something lol or its not going ahead so I sorted the rear bump stops They are bump stops from a Lada Niva and cost $7 plus post for new ones lol and are nice n soft with a long travel compared to alot of other factory options The second photo is with the rear axle taking the weight off the jack stands and I still have an inch of travel left on the shocks so my guess is full jounce will be around 3-4 times the sprung weight once the springs are in there so should be safe And yes it is made from old galv pipe lol I'm trying to use up all my offcuts and recycled steel.... I'm working towards when I can move into the new shed..... assuming I can get the council to give me permission to build one lol Right now onto the LS swop into my 40 series Cruiser lol
  10. lol I've considered building something cnc a few times...... catch is I need to finish some vehicles first lol the tool box is something I can do after hrs while I'm away with work I'll give it a play with the plasticine it won't cost me much to find out and its a nice product to work with.... ordered the plastic today 20 sheets of 2mm and 20 sheets of 1.5mm in black and white
  11. Watch that Adam Savage video.... it is way more than I thought you'd be able to form, Cyniic-als suggestion to pre stretch it would give it a lot more uniform thickness, since I'm using an oven to heat with I'd have to do this by hand with gloves at a guess...... from what I've seen online in videos and other threads on this, 1/8th sheet seems to be the limit using a shop vacuum My plan (feel free to speak up if you've done this before lol) is start with 2mm sheet until I get to know and anticipate that thinning out stretch, I'll also get some 1.5mm as well when I get the plastic just incase I can't form the contours I want ..... my plans for the tool boxs are pretty much along the lines of this In fact I'll it is this and a combination of what I can build for those tools that arn't Teng and I'll be using there clip together organisational system Oh and found out last night plasticine might not be the go a melting point of 175F given I need the sheet at 300F to form I don't think this will work lol might try modeling clay
  12. Elbekko, thats one of the vid's I watched..... was impressive how deep that buck he used I would have thought not a chance Cynic-al, Thanks for the advice about blowing it.... I hadn't seen anything about that on Utube or any of my research, my uncle has pressure formed acrylic to make airplane canopies and that was alot of trail and error because of optic distortion.... it came down to the shape of his clamp area and then adjusting the base once the canopy was blown Any recommendations on what material to play with My bucks for the most part (for the tool box) will be no more than 45mm high.... I was planing on using the tools and plasticine to round off and stop the plastic sucking under and to form pickup points I've designed this so I have 50mm around a 300x300mm buck I'm sort of guessing this will give it enough to suck down the edges, so its a 400x400x75mm box with a handle one end to and a tube for the shop vac poking in one side about as simple as i can think of lol This is what I've got done so far lol I'm not doing this again any time soon!..... hand formed bends on the end of the bench with a nylon mallet then over 600 holes marked center punched and drilled with one drill bit surprisingly When I get some time I'll fold up the other part of the box and hand roll a tube to fit the shop vac then its simple enough to make a frame to hold the plastic
  13. I know the feeling..... to put all the planing thought and attention to detail into it, if you shim it everytime you have a contemplative moment you will look at it and it will grate lol common sense says shim it but OCD says FIX IT! Oh and I really like the idea, and execution, given the gauge of the box section i'm surprised at the distortion.... I'm currently working on designs for a new tool cabinet display and your trolly would mean I could use cheaper cabinets and have a strong frame to support everything.... time to do some research on tool boxes lol
  14. Been annoyed with the organisation of my tool cabinet / display for some time..... Needs to be bigger and better organised. Particularly where mates are concerned lol they seem to be able to get tools from the cabinet all good but they seem to get returned to random locations and some don't make it back.... so I want every tool to have a place that is at least difficult to fit another random tool lol and so I can check at a glance To this end I've been looking at cutting closed cell foam (camping mat) and have bought some sets of tools in foam inserts for work.... I found they got damaged rather quickly and are a prick to keep clean compared to the old blow mold organizers. One rain off day I was on the net trying to find a harder version of foam and stumbled on Vacuum forming.... a day of U tube later I've decided to give it a go I'm going to build it here at work, trial it at our workshop and kit out my work tool kit.... possibly build some stuff for my home tool kit and then throw it in my backpack and it can fly home with me.... so it has to be small enough to fit yet big enough to form up to 300x300mm stuff.... this is a good size for me and is about as big as I can fit in an house hold oven ( I plan on fitting one into my shed "when/if" its built ) that way I don't need to concern myself with a heating setup. I also want it to be resumably compact and able to store away.... I have enough tools etc and I want to keep space open in my new shed So I'm thinking of building the vacuum base out of a sheetmetal box with a shop vac attachment, with a double angle iron frame that I can seal to the top of the box that clamps the plastic sheet This is going to be a learning curve lol so if any of you have played with this please pipe up
  15. you can't galv a roll cage for competition as you have to drill drain holes and the galv hides bad welds so I wouldn't pass scrutineering
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