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Offline samc88

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My (washing) machine shop.
« on: August 17, 2021, 09:40:46 PM »
I've moved house recently which is why my projects have been put on hold, obviously the first thing to do was deploy the land rover to the builders centre to make the workbench for the workshop (which also doubles as laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer in there)

Its small but it is quite pleasant to be in, it's fully insulated too so is pretty warm in winterand doesn't bother the neighbour too much


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Offline Admiral_dk

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 10:49:27 PM »
That didn't take you long to fill up  :ThumbsUp:

Wonder how the good wife thinks about the space between the washer and the rest - is it big enough to avoid getting the laundry dirty again ...?

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 05:30:11 AM »
My!  That is cozy!  You've fit a lot of nice equipment in that shop of yours!  Along with the laundry facility.  Well done!

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 07:10:23 AM »
 :Director:....problem.........that foreign machine in the workshop will cause a wet humid  :disappointed: :ShakeHead: :disappointed: :ShakeHead: atmoshpere and so all will be subject for corrosion to all metal surfaces :killcomputer:

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 09:10:12 AM »
:Director:....problem.........that foreign machine in the workshop will cause a wet humid  :disappointed: :ShakeHead: :disappointed: :ShakeHead: atmoshpere and so all will be subject for corrosion to all metal surfaces :killcomputer:

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I have the same setup in my workshop / laundry and never had any bother with corrosion on my machines, the dryer vents to the outside and the washer causes no problems.
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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 10:32:45 AM »
:Director:....problem.........that foreign machine in the workshop will cause a wet humid  :disappointed: :ShakeHead: :disappointed: :ShakeHead: atmoshpere and so all will be subject for corrosion to all metal surfaces :killcomputer:

Derek

It isn't a problem, been in there 5 months and not a spec of rust on any tools or machines in there, I do keep things well lubed though.

Living 50m from the sea is a bigger concern corrosion wise than a washing machine

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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2021, 03:30:23 PM »
Have you tried turning a good finish while the washing machine is running?

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2021, 05:06:14 PM »
Great use of space - well organized shop!
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2021, 05:30:15 PM »
Love your new workshop :Love: Sam

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P.S. Don't let any steel or iron swarf land in the bottom of the washing baskets  :paranoia:
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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2021, 06:36:14 PM »
Love your new workshop :Love: Sam

Jo

P.S. Don't let any steel or iron swarf land in the bottom of the washing baskets  :paranoia:
Oh yes, brass chips on my black work trousers soon teaches you that!

Thanks for all the comments, hope to get some projects done now the rest of the house is mostly sorted

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2021, 06:49:03 PM »
Just machine soft metal, less itchy!    :ROFL:

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 08:08:57 PM »
I've been working on getting my ML4 finished lately, a process that has been helped by finding a complete topslide for a not ridiculous amount of money. So this led to a dilemma when it's working, keep the myford or keep the Chinese lathe?

Fortunately the solution presented itself with a scrap piece of 3/4" ply and 2"x2" batons which now means I can keep the two lathes in the shed and still have room to work. Oddly the shed seems a lot bigger now I've got a larger bit of bench space.

Also some exciting news, I get a DRO for my mill this week so I'll update you all when that comes, then it's full steam ahead again on the Tich
 
 








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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2021, 08:45:09 PM »
One cannot have too many lathes    ;D

You will love the DRO Sam, they make so much difference. I know you will find it difficult drilling and tapping holes in your beloved mill but it is worth it  ;)

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2021, 08:47:19 PM »
One cannot have too many lathes    ;D

You will love the DRO Sam, they make so much difference. I know you will find it difficult drilling and tapping holes in your beloved mill but it is worth it  ;)

Jo
I do also have a colchester student which is at my dad's place awaiting a new shed to be built for it, it was deemed slightly too large for my shed!

Funnily enough I already use the mill for drilling and tapping although I do fancy getting a UPT. I've only used my Clarke pillar drill once and that just because I ran out of height on the mill.

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Re: My (washing) machine shop.
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2021, 11:29:33 PM »
What Jo said.  :ThumbsUp: