|Project by robscastle||posted 05-25-2014 01:20 AM||1280 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
I have been working at Smiths Crisps repairing the “Potato Crates” they use to manage the bulk potatoes, well its fairly brutal wood working but pays the bills.
Here is one undergoing some torturous repair after the fork lift knocked them about.
The crates are all hardwood and what appears to be Jarrah, a bit of a waste but that’s the job.
The damaged sections are replaced and dumped on site. New sections are Yellow Stringbark (I think) but they are definitely not Jarrah!
I took a couple of pieces home and made a wooden in tray from one some weeks ago, and then this week after spending/wasting a couple of hours Friday looking for disappearing Pallet lifters, one vanished at smoko, and the second during my lunch break, it must have been playing on my mind as on Sat I made this miniature one for a bit of fun.
a scrap piece of Jarrah 150mm x 25mm x1165 ( originally)
Tite Bond III glue
1×4mm SS screw, for the pivot.
Fret saw, (It came out of retirement for the job)
I built everything from memory and just ‘winged it” for the sizes, if it looked OK it stayed that size.
The handle is a possible too big for the scale, however it was a manageable size to fabricate.
The wheel and axles were all fabricated from the off cut.
The tine wheels are fixed as they were too fiddly to make rotatable. ( I could have done them it but I wanted to have some wood working fun.)
Drilled a hole to mount the rotating handle to the body of the lifter and used a 4mm SS machine screw threaded into the wood.
Had a few stress cracks in the timber so I had to remove bits every now and then otherwise a nice project for Sat, even Aurora thought it was cute!
-- Regards Robert