Another "For The Shop" Project

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Project by JoeMags posted 06-10-2012 01:59 AM 2699 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing fine here. Just another organization project for the shop. My sons and I have been getting into RC cars for a while now and the work bench in the shop doubles as pit row for the cars and all the gear. I made this charging station to help stay organized and to get some of the stuff up off the bench. Made with 3/4” birch ply put together mostly with pocket screws. Of course I had a few of those design change “opportunities” along the way :-) It was fun to make and serves it’s purpose pretty well so far. Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 06-10-2012 09:36 AM

Good work Joe. The shop improvement projects are very satisfying since the make working easier.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-10-2012 12:23 PM

Glad to see you are using electrics, the nitros spew a lot of exhaust.

I’ve been into RC cars since 1983 (Tamiya Holiday Buggy was my first car). It’s a lot of fun and teaches patience and develops mechanical aptitude. Have fun!

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#3 posted 06-10-2012 01:49 PM

Nicely done. You’ll get a lot of use out of this.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 06-10-2012 03:07 PM

Nicw work, fun little project.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-10-2012 03:25 PM

Thanks everyone. Yes, these are very fun projects. It’s funny though, not five minutes after being mounted to the wall, I thought of something else it just “needed”. And the best part was, I made the thing out of scrap pieces of wood.

Take care,

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#6 posted 06-10-2012 03:57 PM

Everything needs some sort of garage, or storage of some sort. Very good. It works

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-10-2012 07:23 PM

Good Job…. Doing a project like this, shootin from the hip are the best projects.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#8 posted 06-10-2012 08:15 PM

Wow nice to see some people are still into electric RC cars. I have been into them since the original RC10 back in 1987. Being in the competitive racing scene is what made me decide to be an engineer.

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#9 posted 06-11-2012 12:22 AM

@ SirFatty & patcollins.
Me and the boys are having fun with the hobby. They received a very basic car as a gift from a friend about a year ago. Well, you know that dad had to go out and get one for himself and now the boys are on their second car. I just upgraded my car to 3S LiPo batteries and it is crazy fast. Very fun hobby. I really like sitting out in the shop and working on the cars with the kids. Thanks again to everyone for all the comments.


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