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Supporting => My Workshop => Topic started by: samc88 on August 17, 2021, 09:40:46 PM

Title: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 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


Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: Admiral_dk 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 ...?

Per
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: Kim 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!

Kim
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: derekwarner 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:

Derek
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: michaelr 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:

Derek
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.
MichaelR
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 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
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: AVTUR on August 18, 2021, 03:30:23 PM
Have you tried turning a good finish while the washing machine is running?

AVTUR
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: propforward on August 18, 2021, 05:06:14 PM
Great use of space - well organized shop!
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: Jo on August 18, 2021, 05:30:15 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:
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 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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Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: crueby on August 18, 2021, 06:49:03 PM
Just machine soft metal, less itchy!    :ROFL:
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 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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Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: Jo 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  ;)

Jo
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 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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Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: bent on November 22, 2021, 11:29:33 PM
What Jo said.  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: AVTUR on November 25, 2021, 02:55:12 PM
Sam

It looks like a well designed kitchen. You stand, or sit, there and everything is in arms reach. I am envious since I now use two stools and walk the three to four yards between them every few minutes.

AVTUR
Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: samc88 on December 12, 2021, 09:48:07 PM
The mill has successfully been digitised! The scales were fitted using existing holes in the machine, to do this i ordered a longer than needed scale for the x axis which allowed brackets to be used to mount the scales. For the Y axis, a piece of steel bar was mounted to the mill using an M6 countersunk bolt and the scale was then mounted to that.

For the quill DRO i cut up some old callipers and a piece of angle and araldited it in place, im surprised how nicely this worked out
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Title: Re: My (washing) machine shop.
Post by: Admiral_dk on December 13, 2021, 01:16:21 AM
Nice clean installation - I like it  :ThumbsUp:

Per