|Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler||posted 11-29-2014 12:28 AM||1243 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
11-29-2014 12:28 AM
I have kinda sorta wanted to buy some of those adjustable height roller stands. But its like this. They were just expensive enough for me buy something I really wanted instead.
My wife bought me an el cheapo work-light a few years back that when through halogen bulbs like candy. One side of it broke a month ago. I was going to refurbish the thing but I found a really good one on Black Friday special. I looked at the hunk of junk then got a silly Idear. The junky lights when into the garbage minus the machine screws, and other assorted hardware.
A while ago, I stripped all the cheap casters off some old under the bed drawers. The wood from the drawers was used for portable garage shelving.
I keep a coffee can around for screws I keep after breaking down stuff like under the bed drawers. Every now and I sit down and sort the screws into bins. Its a chore I rather enjoy for some crazy reason. Little bitty junk screws have a special bin for who knows what. Some of the screws I used were probably the originals from the junky casters.
I built a poor mans version of a dunking booth for company outings. We used it joyously many times. When our company expanded, we needed the storage closet space to use as a PC techs workshop. The booth had to go. They asked me to store the booth at my house. I smiled and said no. I did say that I would use the wood and hard ware for something or other. I did just that but there was one little hunk of silver painted pine left. As I recall, I found that pine tossed out by someone’s front curb on bulk trash pickup day.
Wood, screws, cheap casters and el cheapo work light became my out feed roller. ;)
Price? 1.5 hours of labor. I think it takes 30 minutes to assemble a new one :) or not. Anyhow, there’s my nutty idea. Maybe you have the same junk lying around.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!