A still-in-progress CAD render of a new pit structure the Pandamaniacs have been working on this fall. One, because we needed to learn Onshape. Two, because it took us over a blankety-blank hour to unpack ourselves at Smoky Mountains last year and being a regional team we need all that pit time!
Inspiration (and the tote model, actually) came from 148’s new sheetmetal pit structures. We don’t have that god-tier sheetmetal resource at our disposal, so we’re making it out of dimensional lumber and plywood.
It’s very much a work in progress (one of the angle pieces in the top literally appeared while I was taking the screenshot), but the gist:
- 8’ long. If we like this one, we have thought about a second 6’ one.
- Room for 4-5 totes on the bottom
- Second level will sport rails to fit our preferred Stanley organizers. (Which we’ve discovered are starting to get discontinued, but we have too many right now to change course.)
- Workbench surface, complete with a vise and a hole for a 5-gallon wastebasket (bucket). The bucket will also provide storage for anything on the back pegboard during transport.
- Upper storage hutch for a few smaller organizers and Sterilite shoeboxes for bulkier items.
- Six beefy swivel casters from CasterCity.com, a supplier recommended by Marshall from the Zebracorns. THOR is a common off-season stop for us, so we wanted to consult with someone experienced in the realm of foam tiles.
You can look at the most current version here.