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    My week this week, my workshop videos.

    Hi Chaps, many of you have suggested that I post all my videos in one thread, and I have decided to give it a go and see how it works out. From now on I will post in this thread every week, starting...
  2. A cooker hood, a smoky Allday forge, and a noisy lathe! my week in the shop.

    Well it has been an interesting week! I filled the bosh on the forge, added a bottle of CH leak sealer, and waited! after 3 days, not a drop of a leak. One of my earlier slideshows shows the...
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    OK guys, and thanks. I am going to post a new...

    OK guys, and thanks. I am going to post a new thread, because it gives me a new title at the top of the forum, and thus, visibility. However, I also want to keep these posts going as a forum thread,...
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    I don't think I could sleep nights with a heater...

    I don't think I could sleep nights with a heater immersed in an oil/water mix coming on in the middle if the night!
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    Yes OX I take your point, I will post all future...

    Yes OX I take your point, I will post all future updates in the same thread! I don't get involved in many threads on this forum because of its mainly professional CNC base, but there are posts in the...
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    my truly sh*tty week!

    Hi guys and gals, some weeks, the sh*t quite literally hits the fan, and suddenly it is friday afternoon, and you wonder where it all went, and all you want is to go home and forget it ever happened,...
  7. A more in depth look at some of my projects, warning, dirty face content!!

    More garage projects to see!
    Hi all, I have just put up this weeks look at present and future projects in my garage/workshop, hope you enjoy it, sorry about the black face, and thanks for all the...
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    I do use them, but I am a bit anal about cleaning...

    I do use them, but I am a bit anal about cleaning them, it is a family ocd thing! Shelves are the next move, the whole workshop has been dry lined with insulation, so I have a wood fixing to attach...
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    A lot of them still used in the UK, and many were...

    A lot of them still used in the UK, and many were exported to India and China.Sold a toolpost for a really big Ward last year, to a company using it because of the huge through capacity of the...
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    Tour of my shop

    Hi Chaps, video tour of my shop, showing whats bin did, and whats bin hid, and whats still to do, hope you enjoy it, comments welcome, like and subscribe if you like it!
    Phil
    East Yorkshire
    UK
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    Grafton Drill Press Rebuild

    Hi all, this one led me on a merry dance, but I won through in the end, and although I started off with no intentions of totally rebuilding the drill head and the motor, thats what ended up...
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    that is the floor! Having had to work on an...

    that is the floor! Having had to work on an uneven pitted floor for about twenty years, one which was made from concrete that was more ballast than cement, trolley jacks jammed in potholes, cars...
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    Covmac lathe rebuild

    Hi guys, here is a link to the rebuild of my other lathe, a 13" geared head Covmac, made during WW2, not in Coventry, but in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, UK, by P&C Garnett, a textile machine...
  14. "The powder doesn't sound good"No Tyrone, thats...

    "The powder doesn't sound good"No Tyrone, thats exactly what I thought, just like a grey/black stain in the flush, but you could see it in the oil as well, and it had settled out around the drain...
  15. Thanks Tyrone, I learned on this DS&G 13Z my...

    Thanks Tyrone, I learned on this DS&G 13Z my first lathe, in 1975, The Colchester still has a couple of issues, main one being spindle bearings, but luckily I was able to buy some from Ebay for not...
  16. Colchester Student roundhead strip and refurb.

    Hi guys, I have been keeping a low profile for the last couple of years whilst I completed the refurbish on my workshop. It has taken a lot longer than I thought, but life gets in the way of best...
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    Yes it SHOULD, but it is rated by the amount of...

    Yes it SHOULD, but it is rated by the amount of Watts it dissipates, not the amount of energy it produces, so as I said in the first place, a motor which dissipates 746 watts, will not produce 1hp of...
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    I fully understand that the copper doesn't care...

    I fully understand that the copper doesn't care about the temperature, but the fact still remains that the heat comes from Watts dissipated as heat rather than torque, and it is rapid heating and...
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    Read my post again! I did say that single phase...

    Read my post again! I did say that single phase motors are much less efficient than three phase, it is only three phase motors that get to 80% and beyond. I live in the UK, virtually all motors sold...
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    A motor that is rated at 1hp produces 1hp of...

    A motor that is rated at 1hp produces 1hp of mechanical energy. A motor rated at 746 Watts, the theoretical equivalent of 1hp does not produce 1hp of mechanical energy, it produces 1hp minus the...
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    If the starter is for a 3hp max motor, and you...

    If the starter is for a 3hp max motor, and you are using it on a 5hp compressor, the overloads will not be large enough for the initial starting load, and it sounds like they have quit! Look at the...
  22. possibly the shock from the impact on the pole...

    possibly the shock from the impact on the pole made two of the conductors touch together for a second, seen this happen on 32kV overheads, lots of noise and sparks, but the wires stayed on the poles!
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    I little OT, but you will get my drift along the...

    I little OT, but you will get my drift along the way! About 7 years ago, I (acting as site manager, electrical engineer, and general do everything dogsbody ) refurbished and converted a disused...
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    when you become the custodian of a preowned tool,...

    when you become the custodian of a preowned tool, you should never remove the initials of the original owner, you should simply add your initials alongside them, as should their future owners. All...
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    Not noted in the artical - this would have been...

    Not noted in the artical - this would have been Alcoa at the time. ?

    Do you mean that SAPA used to belong to Alcoa, and they sold it on to Norsk Hydro, possibly when this fraud came to someones...
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