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We have a hobby of taking things apart. You can learn quite a bit about how different things work by disassembling them. Additionally, the parts you scavenge can be utilized in other projects that may otherwise be financially unfeasible.

The difficulty arises when one attempts to store all of the various and sundry items that one inevitably accumulates from this hobby. Our current strategy is to photograph items, label them with a description and store them in large pallet sized tote. We have far more storage available on the property than we have under roof, so the tote option keeps them mostly safe from the elements and easy to recall by searching through digital image files. I have attached a handful of some of the items we have collected.

Any suggestions for what we might build with them?

Peltier cooler

Peltier cooler

Torroidal coil transformer

Torroidal coil transformer

Big screen TV projection lens

Big screen TV projection lens

Dual squirrel cage fan assembly

Dual squirrel cage fan assembly

Speakers, power supplies and controllers

Speakers, power supplies and controllers

12v DC pump

12v DC pump

Dual DC motor assembly

Dual DC motor assembly

Ink pump

Ink pump

AC capacitor start motor

AC capacitor start motor

AC capacitor start motor

AC capacitor start motor

Servo assembly with magnetic solenoid

Servo assembly with magnetic solenoid

Sony viewfinder from a Betacam

Sony viewfinder from a Betacam

A couple of scooter motors in the 350 watt range

A couple of scooter motors in the 350 watt range

Washer pump

Washer pump

Dishwasher motor

Dishwasher motor

AC geared motor

AC geared motor

AC motor with capacitor start

AC motor with capacitor start

Backlit Crew Big Ole Hole Hole From Interior Placing Door Finished Product

I believe the pictures are self explanatory. I used a bolt for a hinge pin and still plan to add a latch to keep the door closed better.  It is ready to attach a chimney!IMG_4781 IMG_4780 IMG_4779 IMG_4778 IMG_4776 IMG_4775 IMG_4774 IMG_4773 IMG_4771

Chandelier converted to LED

Chandelier converted to LED

Cedar pergola with hanging LED chandelier

Cedar pergola with hanging LED chandelier

Rendering Fat Into Lard

Rendering Fat Into Lard

Cool Stiffel Lamp

Cool Stiffel Lamp

Adding A Line-In to A Bluetooth Speaker

Adding A Line-In to A Bluetooth Speaker

Tool Box Tray

Tool Box Tray

Rocking chair converted to swing

Rocking chair converted to swing

Fire pit

Fire pit

Chain link hinge

Chain link hinge

Boot scraper

Boot scraper

Lab testing oil

Lab testing oil

Tool box from old big screen TV parts

Tool box from old big screen TV parts

Pressure washing bark from cedar

Pressure washing bark from cedar

Bucket of bunnies

Bucket of bunnies

3 farm chairs made into a bench

3 farm chairs made into a bench

Making rabbit cages

Making rabbit cages