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Old 05-29-2015, 12:54 AM
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I've been eyeballing one of those to put my leather working tools in.

On the topic of Harbor Freight, this workbench http://www.harborfreight.com/tool-s...ench-69054.html is well worth the $160 sale price for hobby use. I'd want something more substantial for building furniture, but it works great for Model rockets, leather work, and reloading.


Hey, that looks like a nice setup for hobby work. I agree that if you're building furniture it might not be entirely sturdy enough. I like the drawers - you can never have enough storage. Back in my early rocket career, I worked on an old wooden desk of my mom's (but knew the boundaries - i.e., no drilling holes into it or mounting a vise on the edge! ).

By "reloading" do you mean reloadable rocket motors or firearm ammo?

Getting inspired to finally turn that corner of the basement into a workshop!

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Old 05-29-2015, 04:12 AM
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I use the same bench for building rockets, R/C aircraft, AND reloading AMMO.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:38 AM
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As for a workbench, I started out with a solid oak desk I got at a sale my local community college was having.

The thing weighs a freaking ton! The top is 34" by 60". A BIG desk.

The bad part was it was painted with a thick coat of battleship gray.

I decided to strip it but when I stripped all the gray paint off the top I found out something disturbing about the previous owner.

He was a heavy smoker! The edges of the top is covered in cigarette burns.

Maybe the guy wasn't a heavy smoker, he just liked to light them and let them burn out on the edge of the desk.

Oh, well, it was only $5.00.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:32 AM
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He sells them on eBay for fishermen.


I'm told by Ebay officials that they are used to lure in suckers.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:09 AM
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Here's something I've been working on over the past several days as the busy life of a retired person permits.

The adjustable rocket cradle is large enough to support my smallest to largest high power birds. Would easily support mid power and some low power birds as well.

The rocket in the second picture is a Polecat Aerospace Goblin 5.5 which puts the capacity into perspective.

The nice thing is that this rig is easily disassembled for storage or stashing in the trunk for transport to and from the range.

Now if only I can interest Tim Van Milligan in the product
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Old 05-30-2015, 06:15 AM
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Here's something I've been working on over the past several days as the busy life of a retired person permits.

The adjustable rocket cradle is large enough to support my smallest to largest high power birds. Would easily support mid power and some low power birds as well.

The rocket in the second picture is a Polecat Aerospace Goblin 5.5 which puts the capacity into perspective.

The nice thing is that this rig is easily disassembled for storage or stashing in the trunk for transport to and from the range.

Now if only I can interest Tim Van Milligan in the product


That's pretty slick, Kit! Send him an email with some pics. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:36 AM
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After perusing your website, it occurs to me that you could make a supersized version of this to store your cabors.
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Here's something I've been working on over the past several days as the busy life of a retired person permits.

Nice work!
I use something very similar tho smaller for my LPR builds.
It is built from foamboard and a single length of aluminium tube. The foamboard is a sliding friction fit on the tube.

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Old 05-30-2015, 12:09 PM
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Nice work!
I use something very similar tho smaller for my LPR builds.
It is built from foamboard and a single length of aluminium tube. The foamboard is a sliding friction fit on the tube.

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See?

Great minds think alike!

Well done, sir. Well done.
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Old 05-30-2015, 01:11 PM
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It's very "ghetto", but I saved the top rack out of our old dishwasher, and use that for a paint/drying rack. It's large enough to be stable while holding a Leviathan, and can hold 13mm rockets securely.
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