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parkside tools are quite good, I too have a good selection of them.

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11 minutes ago, grendel said:

picture of the new feet on my stools.

No, resist, no comment needed!!:default_biggrin:

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I know vices, and now stools in the workshop, its no wonder I get filthy when working in there.

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2 hours ago, grendel said:

picture of the new feet on my stools

Oi!

 

 

 

 

Feet off the furniture! :default_norty:

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this mornings task was a trip to my mother in laws garage to remove some of my tools and vices,  after loading the car it was noticeably heavy on the drive home, two vices my large pillar drill and my steel plate came home with me - the steel plate is a chunk of 1 1/4" thick steel plate, all of this rusty metal needs cleaning - my job for the afternoon. pics later.

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the bonus find was the remains of the galvanised steel top from the work bench I had at my parents in my shed, probably 15 - 20 years ago.

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well, after a few hours getting very mucky, my workshop has dust in all the corners and nooks, the floor and bench have been swept clean.

The drill has now been cleaned de-rusted, oiled greased and generally spruced up, its all tip top now. I still have a couple of vices to clean up, including my record no 23, and my blacksmiths leg vice. all I need to do now is create a 24" pedestal to stand it on (on casters of course). bath time now - even before tea

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the cleaning process on the drill started with a wire brush, then progressed to wire wool with a wax polish, some bits needed a flapweel on the grinder to remove the rust, a couple of the painted parts got rust treated and oversprayed silver, but otherwise everything was stripped down, blown clear with an air hose, lubricated and reassembled. considering its been sitting for 20 years, its cleaned up quite well.

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That looks a lot of heavy machinery to make 1/12 scale model boats? Of course if you plan making a full scale boat it looks a bit small.

Now the seed has been planted. I look forward to that build.

paul

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Have you got the fridge installed yet?

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Have you got the fridge installed yet?

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1507477379040.jpegI've racked my man shed out with this metal racking £20 and it can take the weight compared to the plastic version of racking. I got some from the e bay site and the rest from jtf.

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Just now, WherryNice said:

Remember though folks.....dont drink n drillemoji16.png

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I thought it was drinking and putting in screws.

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Dont drink n power saw is probably the most important......

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That beer is left over from a bbq in August it saved me going to the garage for the cold stuff everytime it was wanted. No chance of me and power tools im more electrical/electronic hobby these days. The cable tray is to mount the control panals for the solar/12v for shed & garage. Garden lighting is coming from there as well I just chop the little solar panels off the led string of lights and put a 12/5v board in. 

At the moment I have a oil heater which is on a smart socket and turns on Saturday 0915 - 1645 when I get free electric for the day. I need to see how the evening are now the weather is closing. I was tempted to install a log burner in the garage and hot pipe both or one of them inline heaters like what we use to keep the generators warm so they start first time. Anyone any options or idea's?

I was looking at a wind turbine for extra power there around the £170 mark right now.

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this evening woodwork has been progressing, a short bench to stand the drill on, to bring the work to a reasonable height, just trimming the mortices and tenons for a good fit.

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Enjoying your progress,love tinkering on the bench and have had plans to create the “ perfect place “ for years .i have a bench saw with dust outlet ,which I connect to a Henry vacuum but would like to make an inline trap to trap some of the sawdust  , any ideas ? Thought of  clear plastic  box. with baffles which could be easily emptied . Have an original Workmate from the sixties not used much but was a godsend in the past when I did not have any space . :default_biggrin:

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Today I am suffering Gorilla glue Hands, this is where you dont wear gloves while working with the stuff (I have trouble getting packs of latex gloves big enough) and things go wrong as you are clamping up, and you just grab - yes the bits covered in glue.

whereas most glues set and can be peeled off, gorilla glue just stains your hands a nice brown colour - and it doesnt come off until the skin wears off.

clean up of the drill stand will begin when I get home, then the top  and casters will be fitted.

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Hi Grendel,

More times than not I can't work with gloves. My hands tend to look like yours, I have found those decorators wipes are good for getting some of the staining off. Of course there is always the fallback of Swarfega and grit for the hardy:default_norty:

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Alan

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I use a pumice stone to remove the stains, and tap up CSI for gloves when I can........

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I use those Big Wipes you get from B&Q n such, get the abrasive ones n they do a pretty good job even on Gorilla glue. Think Gorilla do some too actually...

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