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    Default Scratchbuilding pickle brining vats

    Hey everyone,

    I see that Shapeways now offers individual pickle brining vats for about $4.65 or so a piece. Nice detail, but by the time you get 12 or so, kind of a large investment for what you get.

    Not sure why all the existing pickle brining station options are on the high side of pricing, but they are.

    So... has anyone scratchbuilt/kitbashed such an operation?

    Seems to me it wouldn't be all that hard. I'm thinking for the vats... 1/2" dia wooden doweling and flat toothpicks for the slats, and some sort of very thin o-ring stretched over for the bands. Or maybe even thin strips of paper. ???

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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Could also use scale lumber instead of toothpicks, or even scribe some cardstock to make a wrapper?

    Maybe banding could even be made of brown thread?
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    If you have a piece of wooden wall or floor left over from a wood kit you should be able to scribe and wrap around a dowel .
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    The dowel sounds like a good base. How about downloading photos of privacy fencing, reduce in size, print on paper and wrap around the dowel. With luck you can find a pic showing the horizontal boards,which could be pencilled to resemble bands.

    Just a thought.
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    Unless the flat toothpicks have a radical taper, when cut to length, it is hard to see.



    besides, barrels are often made with varying stave widths. To minimize the collective angle of the toothpicks, alternate the pointy and round ends.



    i have used wire for banding.

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    wow, your piling looks awesome
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    @Rodsup9000

    Thanks, for the compliment!

    They are just bamboo skewers, cut to length. The center one is longer to poke into the "riverbed". I rubbed dark gray paint onto the outside ones to give them a weathered look, before they were bundled. I still need to make the metal cap that tops many of the ones, I've seen. The wire loops do hold them together.
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