Oct 142017
 

This morning, we concluded the creation of the new Bevel Slicing machine with the addition of of a G-clamp to anchor the required angle for the bevel. Then we created a much simpler guide template that fits over the end of a rafter and provide both a starting platform to rest the saw machine and […]

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Aug 292017
 

After lunch today, we helped out our neighbour by driving our Mini Digger up the Loke and then proceeded to rip and grub out their Hedge fronting the Loke. It was very rewarding for us, especially for the fact that we haven’t used the mini digger for months and months, but the machine started first […]

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Aug 112017
 

These last two days have seen more work on the new Vacuum System for the workshop. Yesterday saw the electrical wiring, switches and sockets being fitted to the machine module (housing the two motor units). The idea is to have a high current 32Amp lead coming from the utility rail to enter into the box, […]

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Aug 092017
 

This morning, we finished off the fourth wheel by drilling the holes into the foot plate and bolting the wheel together to the foot. We then shortened down all the fatter metal pipe (this is the support pole that goes up inside the scaffolding leg and bolted down) so we can minimised any extra height […]

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Aug 082017
 

While we waited for the rain to stop, we rescued the castor wheels from some old tool object which served in the past to help move around the massive steel I-Beams. They were unbolted and set ready for fixing on the scaffolding feet, which we went out at the point the rain was almost stopped […]

 Posted by at 6:33 pm
Aug 032017
 

Today, while half the work force is away at a meeting, the vacuum system was continued to be created and assembled. The various holes and boxing were created, the motor units mounted and electrically tested, and each module having rubber draught excluder stuck down around all the edges to seal the various chambers. The two […]

 Posted by at 6:44 pm
Aug 022017
 

While the rain came down, we went back and continued with the construction of our new workshop Vacuum system. We started building up the boxing and chambers it will need for the two separate filters and non-return flappy valves. We now have the filter box made with two attachments to hold the two paper cylinder […]

 Posted by at 6:43 pm
Aug 012017
 

This afternoon, while we waited for the glue to dry on the rafters, we carried on with the construction of a new vacuum system. It is a non-mobile system, using a vortex separator and twin motors to provide the suction power. The first larger chamber has been made using the vortex column and this will […]

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