Sunday, 08 December, 2019
The DIYer's Combo Deal - Save $9.90
WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 3388 [post_author] => 638 [post_date] => 2018-04-01 17:09:40 [post_date_gmt] => 2018-04-01 07:09:40 [post_content] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our three function COB headlamp!

1 - Magnetic WristBuddy:

The magnetic WristBuddy keeps everything within easy reach whether you’re under the hood, squeezing into a bathroom cabinet, up a ladder or just nailing a few 4×2’s together! Designed to hold lots of screws, nails, nuts and washers, the magnets are amply strong enough to also hold drill bits, hex keys, bolts, screwdrivers and even spanners. Made from extremely durable 1680D Oxford cloth, your WristBuddy will be with you for years to come.

2 - Magnetic, Extendable, Flexible Flashlight

  The perfect tool for finding that lost screw that rolled under your workbench or the pins that dropped onto the carpet! This bright, COB LED flashlight extends to a full 60cm (2ft), has a flexible neck and a strong magnet in the lens surround. It's also a wonderful aid for anyone with bad knees.

3 - Three Function COB LED Headlamp

How often have you wished for better lighting while doing a job? All you needed was a third hand with a flashlight, right? This tough, fully adjustable headlamp uses the latest Chip On Board LED technology for maximum performance. Set it for bright, normal or strobe function with a click of the switch. Weighing just 65 grams (2.25 oz), including the three AAA batteries, our headlamp can be worn hour after hour. And because it's both shock and water resistant, it's great for camping and fishing as well as in the home and workshop.

Special offer:

Bought separately, these three items are currently selling for a combined total of $27.40. For this week only, we have packaged all three for just $17.50 including free delivery. Please note that there is a limit of three combo packs per customer. [add_to_cart id="3388"]   [post_title] => The DIYer's Combo Deal [post_excerpt] => Three essential tools for every handyman or woman. Includes our magnetic WristBuddy, an extendable, flexible magnetic flashlight and our high-powered COB headlamp! The perfect gift for any DIYer! Maximum of three combo packs per customer. [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-diyers-combo-deal [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-03-11 00:01:10 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://deals.thediy.market/?post_type=product&p=3388 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => product [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 11 [filter] => raw )
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Plastic barrel soap box derby cart

Plastic barrel soap box derby cart

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Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

Do you have kids who love cars, who want to enter a soap box derby competition or just love being active outdoors? Make them happy by making a soap box derby cart with plastic drum barrels!

You can never go wrong with this DIY project, especially if you customize it even more with a design that they will love!

Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

What’s great about this soap box derby is that you can create one entirely out of used parts and materials. You can even add accessories like headlights from junk shops or old cars. Just make sure that all your hardware are new and in good condition!

Read on to learn how to make this plastic barrel soap box derby :)

Materials:

  • 220 Litre Plastic Drum Barrel
  • 4 Bicycle Weels (14″ – 20″ are ideal)
  • 3 pieces, 1 meter long Timber
  • 4 pieces Timber (75 mm longer than wheel diameter)
  • M10 Bolts with matching Lock Nuts
  • M8 Threaded Bar
  • Screws
  • Small Bolts
  • 15 mm x 3 mm Steel Bar (for track rods and control arms)
  • 2 – 15 mm equal T Plumbing Fittings

Tools:

  • Jigsaw
  • Cordless Drill
  • Measuring Tape

Steps:

Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

Take your drum, and drill a hole on the side near the bottom big enough to take jigsaw or padsaw blade.  This is so the hole for the driver can be cut.

Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

It needs to be big enough to allow easy ingress and egress but small enough to keep the cub safe when they eventually crash it.

Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

Rear wheels: For this stage you need two of the 1 metre long pieces of timber. Bike wheels are great for soap boxes provided:

  • they are not too large (less than 20″ is ideal)
  • they often need to be supported on both sides

Plastic Barrel Soap Derby BoxThe two 1metre lengths feed across the width of the drum. These photos were taken when we were experimenting with layout so the final version was slightly different…

Plastic Barrel Soap Box Derby

but you do have to use what is now the rear of the cart to support the axle.

We also used our standard issue 9 yr old to check the cockpit size.

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