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Drill onto hard surface below the CF, like solid wood or even metal, and make sure that there are no old holes below the hole that you want to drill into the CF...
Sharp bits and supe glue the hole, leave for 15 minutes and drill again...should be…
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Mines progressed in that ive got all the plates drilled\reamed for pins dressed for rollers.
Next step floor plate main stand and start laying it out. Then just gota tidy the workshop to create enough space to fit it all together and use it! Lol
Got a bit more done this weekend
Warped a bit during hardening, but thanks to the wrought iron layer a few taps with a mallet straightened it out again!
Going to put it through the temper cycles now then final sanding and polishing.
Not decided on…
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i learned from this quite quickly that keeping a clean area is absolutely essential.
Your quite right metal firss are very hard to extinguish.in this case i covered it all with sand and let what was left fizzle. A larger pile would have…
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Grinding titanium scares the bejesus out of me! I was told some years back that when a Ti fire starts its very very hard to extinguish. I could well believe it.
I'm now sure to take extra care of other stuff around when…
As regards accurate placement.
My techniques has always been as follows...
1) Sharp 30deg centrepunch
2)If necessary check with measuring equipment, "move" mark if required.
3)use normal centrepunch to reshape hole.
5)pilot drill with…
Im quite happy to use 6mm drilled hole for 6mm pins.it will drill more likely 6.2 to 6.5mm without predrilling. At first this seems very excessive and in many instance would be, flipper for example or a wood handle or anything else brittle.
But if you…
I use 5mm copper and brass in a lot of my builds.iv bought it from ebay in short lengths and i also have a non ferrous specialist near me who also supply.
Locate supplies i believe its called.
Dont know if they deliver by post or not as i have always…
Third here for dykem marking blue, used for years in machineshop with no problem.
Angle grinders if noone has shown u.
Always clamp workpiece down.
Never tightn the nut with a spanner
Safe angles of use.
Stand grinder upright with cable hanging down.…
So I've had to build myself a new gas burner and thought I'd take this opportunity to share the process.
I use a gas injector by the company Burlen. They make carburettors and bunsen burners and all sorts of clever stuff. The Amal branded gas injectors…