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Offline John Rudd

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John's very messy workshop
« on: July 19, 2009, 12:46:13 PM »
Thought I'd share my workshop garage with you all...
Dimensions are : 25 long and 13 feet wide...No cars here!

It actually looks bigger inside than you think..bit like the Tardis.. :D
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 12:48:29 PM »
looking at the dissarray of everything it's a wonder I can get in there..I have a purge every now and then and bin stuff that isnt needed but 'Er indoors always manages to sneak stuff...Note to self...think of getting a guard dog...


Seem to have trouble attaching pics...

Lets try again...

Some stuff...
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2009, 12:49:29 PM »
Jeez..every where you look....

Good job the HSE boys dont come visiting...
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2009, 12:50:55 PM »
Now, first bit of kit I bought some years back was my lathe...

Always wished for a Myford but the Chester does everything for me..
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2009, 12:53:08 PM »
The stand came with it....good job too. Wouldnt fancy having to buy one as an extra.. ::)

A lot of bits and pieces and some tooling reside underneath in the cupboards..
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2009, 12:54:34 PM »
Moving over to the mill, which I bought about 3 years ago...

After smashing the gears during fly cutting, a belt drive conversion was carried out...Never looked back since...
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2009, 12:56:36 PM »
The mill itself stands on a Machine Mart cupboard, and carries most of the milling gear and some marking out aids..

What I didn't include in the shot was the coolant system that I bought from Axminster Tools...Money well spent there!
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2009, 01:11:01 PM »
It can be very thirsty work being creative in the workshop...

So we have a drinks cabinet installed...Along with the freezer, the heat from the condensors helps keep th erust bug at bay..
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2009, 01:12:22 PM »
I tend to keep it well stocked just in case 'friends' drop by...as if!  :beer:

I also use it to keep my cyano in...stops it going off you know..
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2009, 01:14:00 PM »
So there's my abode that I share with you all...

Time to go and clean up the lathe after a busy afternoon..

Well I cant spend all my time in front of the pc can I ? :coffee:
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2009, 01:18:37 PM »
John,

By the looks of it, two things are needed.

The first is that you need a good tidy up in your shop, and then, I think we need to get someone to show you how to embed piccies into your text. The reason for that is twofold.

First is that by using a hosting site for your pics (free to you) it doesn't gobble up precious site webspace hosting your pics(someone has to store them for you). The other, is that when a pic is embebbed, if anyone replies to your posts, the pic is there for them to see while they compose their answer, whereas if you just attach them as you have, they are not shown when being responded to, so people have to remember what the pic looked like before replying.

When I used to do model boats as well, my workshop used to be very similar to yours, where it fell, it stayed. I cost me an absolute fortune, in hand tools. When I gave them up a couple of years ago, I decided to get organised, and as anyone will tell you that visits, my problems seem to be hand tool storage. When into boats, I continally 'lost' tools, so whenever I was out and about, I would pick up new ones. Now I am organised, I have found enough hand tools to keep me going for five lifetimes.


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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2009, 01:49:54 PM »
John,

 I think we need to get someone to show you how to embed piccies into your text. The reason for that is twofold.

First is that by using a hosting site for your pics (free to you) it doesn't gobble up precious site webspace hosting your pics(someone has to store them for you). The other, is that when a pic is embebbed, if anyone replies to your posts, the pic is there for them to see while they compose their answer, whereas if you just attach them as you have, they are not shown when being responded to, so people have to remember what the pic looked like before replying.


Bogs

Ok, noted...I'll invest some time in working out how to do that... I've heard that there websites that allow saving of images for free..Best do a search methinks..
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2009, 01:54:19 PM »
John,

Someone on here has done a walkthrough on how to do it very easily.

As usual, I have forgotten where it is, but if you hang on a bit, someone will find it and give you the link. It will save you a lot of work trying to figure it out by yourself.


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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2009, 02:17:47 PM »
John,

That indexing fixture on the mini-mill looks like the one in Harold Hall's Workshop Practice book on dividing.  It's been on my to-do list for a while.

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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2009, 02:50:18 PM »
John,

That indexing fixture on the mini-mill looks like the one in Harold Hall's Workshop Practice book on dividing.  It's been on my to-do list for a while.

Mike


Absolutely spot on....However the details in the text and drawings led to confusion when machining the the cast bearings..The sketch for the bearings showed a 28mm dia, but the spindle main dia is 24mm...Hmmm how did that happen..?

Must admit it took three attempts to get the body right :bugeye: still all good character building stuff...
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2009, 06:50:38 PM »
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I have a purge every now and then and bin stuff that isnt needed
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There is never, ever, "stuff that is'nt needed" merely "stuff that might come in handy one day"
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2009, 09:23:39 PM »
Wow, that might be messier than my shop  :bugeye:

I'm battling the clutter, with the current theory being that I have too much benchtop space-- 90% of it just gets used to store layers of junk, tools, pieces and parts.  
The current plan is to convert much of the bench space to shelf space and get a bunch of cheap plastic bins labelled and put away full of those 'things that might come in handy one day'.  I've already swiped John's rolling-stock-bins idea which helps immensely.
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2009, 09:39:02 AM »
 Looks like a good shop to me and considerably better than I had till 'bout 12 years ago ..Theres only two things you can do in a workshop and that is Make a mess and clean it up..................A busy shop is in constant flux. The only shop that is perfectly clean and neat is one that is not being used.. And it helps if shop is tiny and freshly reorganized but a shop that has been in place for a decade or two will have accumulated more tools and materials and assorted crap than can be hidden away in tidy bins...My own hobby workshop is 60 foot by 60 foot with another 20 by 40 foot upstairs.. I am retired and work out there everyday...Now and then I have to work solid two or three days in a row to get it back to my preferred modest level of tidiness......My workbenchs are looking as cluttered as yours are right now but they clean up well enough when work slows and the mood to reorganize strikes.... I admire that you are not embarrassed to show those pictures...See the outside view of my shop .Big shop building like mine is cheaper than a bassboat and within reach of nearly anybody with sufficient interest.
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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2009, 10:09:04 AM »
Nice shop Alphawolf45. 60 by 60 WOW.  :bugeye:

 :lol:  Now all the Britts are going to have shop envy.  :lol:

 :lol: I think you could take all of the Britts on here and fit them into your one shop.  :lol:



 :lol: OH OH, incoming. I better doan my asbestos underwear after those comments.  :lol:


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Re: John's very messy workshop
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2009, 02:08:20 PM »
If you got it, flaunt it! Now let's go have a  :beer:
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