Thursday, 21 June 2018

Idea for sorting a mixed bucket of screws into smaller pots as relaxation & therapy that can then be used for craft / DIY by community groups

Idea for sorting a mixed bucket of screws into smaller pots as relaxation & therapy 

Cabinz are talking and delivering screws. bost, nuts & nails  to other community groups for use by their members with health & learning issues . They are sorting the fittings. inot tubs of the same fittings.

These mixed buckets are what is left after the larger fittings have been seperated . Below is what sorting Cabinz do to get to that stage

Edit: update

Cabinz have delevered a 18 kg bucket of mixed fixings to 'Woodwork to Wellness' who are trialling this experiment with their members . Fitting sorted in 2 pics below




Pic1

Cabinz get them in a large 500 kg crate. 

The larger fixings are removed by hand in 1/8 to 1/4 kg handlfuls. Then cuped to the chest while being seperated with the other hand .

They are then dropped into seperate plastic tubs or reused paint 10L empty paint buckets (donated from Recipro local paint reuse project)  A thick plastic bag is taped into these buckets to stop dry paint chips getting mixed in with screws 

An alternative method is to put a handful on a tabel & seperate from there  into piles.

Fittings are donated to theses groups for free to be used within the group or distributed further


 Pic 2  - Close up of the crate
Pic 3
 Cabinz were lucky to get some cheap new tubs from a boot sale


 Pic 4

reused paint buckets with taped plastic bag inners

Cabinz have just donated fixings & building materials to a proposed cafe & community group space who are restoring a derelict building

Cabinz have just donated fixings & building materials to a proposed cafe & community group space who are restoring a derelict building  

https://wace-chester.org.uk/

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Re-using water & air filled plastic bottles in a Polypropylene Woven Tube to wrap around a tree as an impact absorbing crash barrier

Re-using water & air filled plastic bottles in a Polypropylene Woven Tube to wrap around a tree as a crash barrier / impact absorber.

A new idea from Paul Ridley . Cabinz project

360mm Woven Polypropylene Tubing (1000m roll) can be bought for £310  Here
so price is 30p a mtr

Empty used plastic bottles , preferably 2 ltr type are filled with water , air or polystyrene chippings and inserted into the tube (exact position to be determined )

Perhaps with tops poking out the top through the pp tube weave so they can be filled with water on site . Lids being replaced & poss glued on .

Bottles could be fastened in place with stitching or cable ties  

The tube should be in a bark  / green moss colour to blend in with tree.

The tube is wrapped around tree or lamp post / telegraph pole e/ along brick wall etc to the desired thickness of protection, then ends fastened in place.

This idea has not been tested or prototyped as yet

'Killer' Trees Collisions with trees account for 1 in 12 road deaths 

Downloadable 3d Model of Wedge Block or Wedge Cube Shelter from Hexayurt inspiration -2 Types Design by Cabinz & Dylans model

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