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After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« on: August 15, 2017, 01:29:44 PM »
Just about 13 months since I started re-roofing the shop and generally make it a bit more habitable.

Most of it done now ... I think ...  :thinking:

Piccys: Att.

P.S. I should point out the sweeping brush and dustpan are there for visual effect only.
I do not have the relevant 'Certificates of Competence' to operate same ..  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 01:55:02 PM »

Well organized shop, really like the white cabinet with the slide in boxes for storage.

Thomas

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 02:06:54 PM »
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Something is missing.....  :o There is no swarf  :paranoia:

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 02:16:21 PM »
Very nice, lots of storage, well placed electrical outlets and seems to be well lit also. I am envious of the space and organization :) 

Bill

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 02:21:04 PM »

            It wouldn't be any good for me, I wouldn't be able to find anything.

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 02:25:39 PM »
Thomas;

I have a lot of those boxes, they have loose compartments that can be assembled in many configurations to suit the contents. They are fairly robust and will take some weight. I used to have them stacked one on top of the other and it got a bit of a pantomime when I wanted the bottom box ...  :facepalm:  so I made those racks to take them. Got rather sick of making the alloy brackets though. (  I made 2 racks the same, 144 bits of alloy total ).

Yes, Dr. Jo. ..... Quite right, no swarf!
And why no swarf?
'Cos I'm exhuming your  :censored: onions! 
Anything else I can do for you while I'm at it ?    :ROFL:

Now for a Becky. I feel the need to reward myself.

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 02:39:15 PM »

            It wouldn't be any good for me, I wouldn't be able to find anything.

          Mike

I dunno ..  :headscratch:

You might be OK

I can find anything in there in a second or two.
Providing, of course, I don't want it ....
Other stuff is a different matter.

Dave

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 02:44:53 PM »
Very nice, lots of storage, well placed electrical outlets and seems to be well lit also. I am envious of the space and organization :) 

Bill

No need to feel envious Bill. The other end is an absolute shambles and the nice bit probably won't stay like that for long ..  ;D

Dave

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 03:41:48 PM »
Very nice and tidy, well laid out  and sufficient electrical outlets...... :zap:

Puts my workplace to shame......very untidy at the moment, but then I am moving house...
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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 08:28:16 PM »
Very cool!  I can see that being a nice place to spent some fun shop time!

So, what is the raised red section of the work bench, just to the right of the vise in that first picture?  Just curious...

Thanks for the inspirational pictures!
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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 08:57:45 PM »
Hi Kim

It has, or had, a matrix of threaded 'M8 Pronged Tee Nuts' in it.

These were for occasionally used machines to be secured, but no room or real reason to be permanent.

ie. Hegner scroll saw  which I still have. Stuff I no longer use/have: a small bench grinder, a motor to power a flexible drive, a small compressor I once had for air brushes, a cheapo drill press which was rubbish but useful etc. Just means they can be secured, used, then removed.

It is held by 4 M10 studs & nuts at the corners, I can get it off in a couple of minutes, and stick other holes in if reqd.

Dave


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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 11:22:06 PM »
I think most people would have a very legitimate complaint.
Very legitimate.

It's not their shop.

Nice place!  :ThumbsUp:
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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2017, 01:15:44 AM »
I like it!!!     Now get it dirty!     :ROFL:


How do you like the tool wall?....been giving that some thought lately.

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2017, 10:31:12 AM »
Zee:

I think your shop is going to be far more impressive than mine.  :ThumbsUp:  In fact, I think you should invite all of us around for a swarf warming party ...  :cheers:

Dave:

Just a length of 1 1/2" x 1" x 3/16" Alloy angle. Holes and slots to suit the tools.  The scheme does work providing you put them back after use, even for a short time, then it does keep the bench relatively clear.

Anyway folks, thanks for the encouraging words ...  :ThumbsUp:   BUT    ... it's a work in progress. The other end is less impressive.  :(

I don't really dislike wood-butchering but it does create a ghastly mess. That DeWalt saw just fills the place with dust. ( Did once fit it to a vaccy, but it doesn't make much difference).

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2017, 10:36:33 PM »
Very nice. Really like the white racks with the yellow handle storage units. I my consider building something like that for myself. Thanks for showing.

Karl

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2017, 06:30:46 PM »
I've had to help clean house (my past engines were taking over the dining room table) given the upcoming holidays  :rant:, and my workbench is now piled high with projects and their detritus.  Oh, and swarf.  Need to get motivated to clean it up...maybe a new steam engine project?  :headscratch:  Or one of those IC engines I see on here.   :thinking: Or...maybe Santa will bring me a new mini-mill, which will require re-organizing and increasing the size of my workbench!  :whoohoo: :cheers:

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2018, 07:55:08 PM »
Despite the bollocking for replying to a thread over 120 days old  ;D  I'm back with a few more pics.!!!

Have spent all day finishing off the bench end of the emporium and put most of the test line in for compressed air engines.  :ThumbsUp:

Just fancied a bit of a gloat as I've not seen that bench clear ( or very nearly ) for years ...  :Lol: 

TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY   :cartwheel:

I am going to exhume the mortal remains of that Hot-Air engine I once started out of the shed and have a another go at it. Something rather more interesting than all this civil engineering lark which is beginning to get right up my nose ...   :cussing:  Don't mind a bit of it occasionally but you can have too much.

Celebratory  :DrinkPint:  or two I think.

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2018, 08:00:05 PM »
Just fancied a bit of a gloat as I've not seen that bench clear ( or very nearly ) for years ...  :Lol: 

What's that stuff scattered all over the red panel at the end  :lolb:

So Dave what compressor are you running? Mine is sooo noisy  :facepalm: and doesn't have a lot of puff  :ShakeHead: couldn't keep up with the Swan for more than a couple of twirls  ::)

We need pics of the Hot Air engine  :)

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2018, 08:06:25 PM »
Just fancied a bit of a gloat as I've not seen that bench clear ( or very nearly ) for years ...  :Lol: 

What's that stuff scattered all over the red panel at the end  :lolb:

So Dave what compressor are you running? Mine is sooo noisy  :facepalm: and doesn't have a lot of puff  :ShakeHead: couldn't keep up with the Swan for more than a couple of twirls  ::)

We need pics of the Hot Air engine  :)

Jo

The technical term for the 'stuff' as you call it is the 'Bill of Material' for 'Work in Progress' .
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AKA ' Crap'

I've posted pics. of that HA Engine  ... see if I can find it ..

Found it ...  :)


http://www.modelenginemaker.com/index.php/topic,7377.0.html

Compressor is a 2HP V-Twin from Axminster. Had it about 12 years now I think ..   

Dave

Piccy of compressor now att.  Don't have any US coinage to give an idea of size so you'll have to make do with a 500ml can of Marston's Pedigree ..  :DrinkPint:

The receiver is some 32" long and the overall height of it is about 28".

PS Of course compressors are noisy. How else would the neighbours know you had one ...  :headscratch:



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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2018, 09:03:38 PM »
 Like the shop, nearly as much as a can of Pedigree (if at correct temperature) :DrinkPint:. Donn't let "Her that must be obeyed" see the brush and dustpan  :thinking: she will expect you to use them and  SHOCK HORROR the vacuum in the house.... :Argue: :Director:

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2018, 09:07:43 PM »
Like the shop, nearly as much as a can of Pedigree (if at correct temperature) :DrinkPint:. Donn't let "Her that must be obeyed" see the brush and dustpan  :thinking: she will expect you to use them and  SHOCK HORROR the vacuum in the house.... :Argue: :Director:

I live in a SWMBO-free zone.  No spouse  :)

When I was young and desirable I was too fast to be caught.

Now I am slow enough to be caught I am no longer desirable.

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2018, 09:16:39 PM »
When I was young and desirable I was also stupid, should have put a single seat on the Norvin.. :stir:

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Re: After All That Heaving And Thrashing About
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2018, 09:26:52 PM »
Wow, the shop looks amazingly well organized Dave. Definitely time to pull out an old project or start a new one. Don't leave it clean too long  :naughty:

Bill