Shed Matters 3

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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 15 Jun 2019, 12:44

OG is great! Ian has been, says he thinks it is repairable and has taken it away.... Better service than the DVLA.....
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by PanBiker » 15 Jun 2019, 12:53

:biggrin2: Owt's better than the DVLA Stanley in my experience. I'll give it a coat of looking at. :smile:
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:good:
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 24 Jun 2019, 07:32

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A bit of a potter in the shed this morning. I have been thinking for a while that I wanted to put my buffing mop on Johnny's big lathe so this morning I did it. I have also shifted the belts to give me the highest speed possible. I think by moving the motor belt as well I have got about 2,000rpm. Ideally I would like a dedicated bench mounted high speed motor with the buffing wheel and a wire wheel on it but I haven't got the space without having it outside on the welding bench and I don't fancy that, exposed to the weather. So this will do for the time being!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 26 Jun 2019, 08:15

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Back to the clock.... I started the reassembly. Ian has made a tidy job of the coil.

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I will leave you to guess how long it took me to get it reassembled.... Suffice it to say it wasn't easy! Once I got it to this stage I plugged it in and you won't be surprised to hear that Ian's repair is fine, no dead short and I could feel the armature of the clock buzzing so it is doing its job and energising the mechanism. Only problem is that otherwise it is dead as a dodo. I fiddled with it for about twenty minutes checking everything and finally came to the conclusion that whatever the fault is, it isn't the coil or the armature, something else is sadly wrong. It was decision time!

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It didn't take long to decide its fate! I got my pot out that I keep clock parts in, stripped the clock down and saved what might come in useful in future and binned the rest. That's that sorted!

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Then I had a clean up, put all the tackle away and installed a new tablecloth. The world is my oyster now. I don't feel I have failed, I did my best, Ian did a good job clearing one fault and I couldn't fathom out what else was wrong. No shame in admitting defeat. Better to box on and do something useful. So sorry lads, no triumph but no tragedy either!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by PanBiker » 26 Jun 2019, 10:37

Never mind, worth the try, some you win some you loose. Onward and upward Stanley. :smile:
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 27 Jun 2019, 03:27

Quite right Ian and my view exactly. The good thing is that your repair was 100% successful, I could feel the armature buzzing with the AC frequency which is just what should have been the case but unfortunately it wasn't being translated into motive power! I know when I am beaten. Thanks for your help, and as you say, onwards and upwards!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 15 Jul 2019, 07:29

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Too long since I was in the shed. Good reasons for it of course and I'm still in the present round of treatment but the spirit moved me this morning and I went in for a potter. Nothing more than that but still in the shed!
In the days when I was doing a lot of work out of the back of the van and on location I basically had two tool kits and one part of that was travelling sets of drills. Over the years since I have gradually integrated the 'outside tools' with the shed but it struck me the other day that I had some drill sets that never got touched, most of them metric. At the same time I had a proper metric drill set box in the shed which was underpopulated so this morning I put that right. All I did was identify all the drills and put them in the right places in the drill section of my cabinet.
As I say, nothing ground-breaking but it scratched an itch and got me in the shed for half an hour. In terms of the last few weeks, this is progress!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by chinatyke » 15 Jul 2019, 12:15

Just reminded me of a story. Whenever any of the ex-pats are doing a return trip to UK we ask around to see if anyone wants anything. One of my pals asked me to bring him back a decent drill bit and gave me the full details. Most Chinese ones aren't very good but they are cheap enough to be expendable items. I duly bought one and was amazed because it cost 6 or 8 quid, I forget now. The bloody thing was confiscated at Manchester airport because it was in my carry-on bag!

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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 15 Jul 2019, 13:11

Good drills, bought retail individually are very expensive. I always tended to buy sets and wait until there were clearance offers. In large sizes, best source is the stalls at steam rallies etc. Good brands can be bought cheap and if sharpened properly are just as good as new stock. Many other consumables are the same, try buying one All Hard Eclipse HSS hacksaw blade!
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Big Kev » 15 Jul 2019, 15:42

I learn something new every day, just seen a vertical lathe on the TV, it's for making snooker cues and being vertical it takes the 'wobble' out of the cue while it's being turned. A simple idea that works :good:
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Re: Shed Matters 3

Post by Stanley » 16 Jul 2019, 01:53

Variation on a vertical mill Kev. Vertical borer is the same but a larger version. Most cue makers use a normal lathe......
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