What do you call castors?

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What do you call castors?

Postby Conor Devoy » Mon, Nov 24 2008, 11:33AM

Hi guys,

I'm posting from Dublin, Ireland and sometimes I've noticed a little difference in what I call something and the names you guys a little further west than me use and I don't mean Galway :) .
I'm looking to put what I would call castors (small wheels that swivel) on the bottom of a mobile cabinet.
Is there such a thing in Ecabs, I did a search in the help and came up blank.

Thanks for your help.

Conor

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby DanEpps » Mon, Nov 24 2008, 1:24PM

We call'em casters here (to us, castor is a bean used to make castor oil :joker: ) and you have to add them to your project as display objects.

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby JohnLashuay » Mon, Nov 24 2008, 1:45PM

Conor,

Here is a simple caster that I made up.

I hope you can use it!

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby John J. Desmond » Mon, Nov 24 2008, 10:37PM

Conor,

I just finished a mobile island. I used a 3D castor I downloaded off a website. Here is a link.

http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/default.aspx

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I hope this helps.

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby Conor Devoy » Tue, Nov 25 2008, 1:18PM

Thanks Guys.

Isn't language a wonderful thing.

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby Brad McIntosh » Tue, Nov 25 2008, 4:43PM

In the French language, "un castor" is "a beaver". Probably taken directly from the genus "castor".

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For more information on the beaver, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaver

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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby JohnLashuay » Wed, Nov 26 2008, 12:57PM

Brad,
Nice input! Very interesting and informative!
I'd like to see someone be able to use this kind of "un castor" in their design process.
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Re: What do you call castors?

Postby Mike Seisser » Thu, Nov 27 2008, 12:35AM

In the English language (at least American 'English') beaver is slang for...........well, nevermind. :joker:
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