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Offline rotorhead

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Visit my shop
« on: March 23, 2012, 06:49:05 PM »
Hello all,

I'm new on here, my first name is Bernard, but I'm mostly known as Chris.

After looking through the forum's various subjects, I came across this one about our respective metal munching domains.

I hope you'll find mine interesting, if only a bit untidy.

A short explanation of the pics, the 1st one fairly self explanatory, the 2nd every workshop's treasure, 3rd is the hacksaw attached to the bench and the 4th is one of skimming a pair of Transit discs(both sides of one at one setting).

Chris
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 12:11:19 PM »
Nice shop.

And a cleaner!  Wow.  Now that's not something you see everyday.


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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 12:53:07 PM »
Hiya Chris!  :wave:

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Nice shop you have. What is the blue mill?? Seems massive?

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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 01:30:21 PM »
Hi Folks,

The blue one is an Elliott Rapidmil, it was cheap with lots of attachments, so couldn't resist it.

The other one is a Colly Master 6 1/2", again another bargain with a taper attachment.

Not visible from that angle is a Mk1 Clarkson, again modded a bit in the direction of a Mk2.

I've modded them all a bit, I really enjoy making mods and tools more than anything.

Not yet made much other than bits for my 'gyroglider', and skimmed automotive disks and cylinder heads.

Chris
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 01:38:12 PM »
Gyroglider? really? More info please!
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 12:02:45 AM »
Hi Eric,

I restored a 'Benson' type gyroglider a few years ago, it's a one or two seat autogyro, to be towed along a long runway behind a car, the amount of height realised depends upon the length of tow rope.

My efforts in the restoration involved redesigning the joystick control system, and the 'rotorhead' assembly (hence my nick), which involved making up an all sealed ballrace type of 'gimbal head'.

I'm afraid it's now dismantled, and stored on the shop materials racking, the only part of the rotorhead assembly left, is the rotorblade hub bar.

Chris
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 06:35:20 AM »
Hi Chris welcome to the collective. :borg:

Any pics of the autogyro?
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Bill
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 02:52:21 PM »
Hi Chris,

Welcome, thats some serious kit you have there.

John

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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 05:13:35 PM »
Thanks Guys for the welcome,

I'm sorry I don't have any recent photos of the gyroglider, only a scan of an old non-digital photo, my mate took whilst I was 'kiting' in a 30-40 mph wind at Goxhill airfield in North Lincolnshire.

I didn't even own a camera then, I really wish I did now, but with the advent of digital, everything can now be snapped for posterity.

It was late afternoon on 05/01/91, and very cold, the daylight was fading fast but it was the only opportunity for us.

Chris
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 04:10:43 AM »
 :scratch: dun no how i missed this post  :palm:

coooool shop Chris  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :thumbup:



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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 02:41:03 AM »
Nice shop Chris and I particularly like the steel storage racks.

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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 04:06:49 AM »
Hi Chris.

Big (slightly belated), welcome to the Collective!  :borg:

You look very well set up there. I envy you your Cleaner......  :thumbup:

My Cleaning Person insists. Dusters, only. In house, only......  :(

Enjoy!

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Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 04:05:23 AM »
Hi All,

Thanks again for the warm welcome, I tend to view the forum at odd hours, as only get home in the week for breaks, minimum 15mins max 45mins.
Chris
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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 07:17:19 AM »
Hi Folks,

I've finally gotten around to 3 phasing my miller, so it looks a bit tidier photo 1

In photo 2, I'm making a guiding wedge for a diamond lapping plate, to tidy up one of my Masters' cross slide dovetails.

Photo 3 shows the intention, seems to have worked, the dovetail was 0.001" wider at the handwheel end, so gave it a little rubbing.
Chris
Ulceby, North Lincolnshire.

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Re: Visit my shop
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 06:40:44 AM »
Hi Lads,

I've read elsewhere on the forum, about people having difficulty viewing pictures above 800x600.

If anyone is in this position and would like me to resize, please let me know to do the ones on this thread.

I'll post all subsequent pics at 800x600, sorry if I've pissed on anyone's chips...
Chris
Ulceby, North Lincolnshire.