May 302020

It took another three weeks to finish off tweaking the design of the scorching machine, with many iterative changes as we test and adapt the machine (As usual things take much longer than you expect, but I have enjoyed the change of work). We started by moving the machine into the house (after cleaning up […]

Mar 112019

Today, following on from Saturday’s work, we designed and built a slate cutting guillotine with supporting stand which has rubbish collection built in. The guillotine sits on top of the box like container and there are standard measured marks to help us repeatedly slice certain slates at various required sizes. The next piece of equipment […]

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Jun 282018

This morning, the various steel parts were welded together to form four new adjustable feet, much stronger than before. We can now have confident that our mobile scaffolding will support us safely, while coping with bumping up and down, going through heavy conditions in the areas outside our house, which are mostly sandy soil and […]

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Jun 272018

This afternoon, we needed to replace the threaded rod that are currently employed on our mobile scaffolding tower to allow for adjustment for each wheels to balance and stabilised the tower. The problem we had was the original 20mm diameter rod was bending under the dynamic loading while trying to move the tower in semi […]

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