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Home Machine Shop Layout

September 5th, 2014 Comments off

When building our home I took into account that I would require space for a workshop.

I had a three car garage built but only opted for two car spaces. The third garage space was dedicated to the workshop area and a roller door was not installed. The ceiling in the garage is 2900mm to enable storage space and plenty of headroom. This is crucial, as you will sometimes need to ensure you have space for additional future requirements, from headroom to technology or automatic roller doors. There is no storage in the roof itself due to the design of the roof structure ( timber trusses ).

In my last house I did a similar thing on a smaller scale. Unfortunately that workshop was built in front of a roller door and was removed when we sold the house. A mate of mine ( Alex ) who now resides in Switzerland coined the name “Bootka” in relation to my workshops. “Bootka” is a Russian word that means booth. I like plenty of room but I also like things cosy. A Bootka always solves the problem well.

My intention was to contain all of the machine tools within the workshop room however things have gone a little askew. There was not enough room to accomodate the machinery so I have shifted the machine tools to the far side of the garage. I only have one car so it is no issue. I am very pleased at how things have turned out.

I have far more room to move when machining and am able to utilise the workshop area as an assembly / dissasembly zone for my various projects. I have also installed a desk and a PC which is critical for internet info at ones fingertips.

This is the position of the workshop with reference to the garage. I put a 45 degree entry to the corner of the workshop to enable easy pedestrian flow. Also it is good for chi energy if you are in to feng-shui. Note I also have a 45 degree corner on the workbench.

This is a perspective view of the workshop. The 250mm lip around the front prevent anything that is stored on top from being accidentaly pushed over the edge.

This is a shot of the inside of the workshop as it now stands. The benching remained. The vice is yet to find a permanent mount so I currently only bolt it in when I need it. The small drill is used for plastics and wood when I need a quick fix for a hole.

The computer and desk are on the opposite wall of the benching in the above photo. There is still plenty of room to move around.

Safety is the most important thing in a workshop. Keep your equipment handy.

This is a shot of the new layout. The floor has been painted with special floor sealer.

The rubber backed mat in front of the lathe is for operator comfort.

An additional benefit of having the machinery set up here is that I can open the roller door and let in an abundance of natural light and fresh air.

 

A shot of my 2 apprentices.

 

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Why Do This

September 5th, 2014 Comments off

Hi,

I have long dreamed of being able to share my knowledge and experiences with people of similar interests. This website is the culmination of many years in dreamland, hardwork and saving, saving, saving.

My name is Pete and I am a newbie machinist. Over time I will atempt to teach myself how to build stuff in my workshop with some degree of professionalism and accuracy and all without losing limbs or blowing myself up. What kind of stuff you may ask? Well, anything really. You can’t make stuff unless you have the tools, so I keep telling my missus. Here are just some of the things I would like to build:

A magnetic perpetual motion motor
A jet engine
A rocket engine
A flight sim motion platform for a single seat
A go kart
A model boat – jet or rocket powered

An 8 prop flying machine

A motorised driveway gate
A pergola
A magnetic perpetual motion motor
A jet engine
A rocket engine
A flight sim motion platform for a single seat
A go kart
A model boat – jet or rocket powered

An 8 prop flying machine

A motorised driveway gate
A pergola

I hope to inspire other mental patients…kidding of course, to give up their computers ( other than web editing and email and cnc stuff ) and get into making stuff with their minds and their hands.

The purpose of this site is to provide my take on setting up the workshop using realistic resources and a small amount of space.

Throw away that electronic console game and get your hands dirty. It is time to start making things with our hands.

 

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Rc Jet

December 6th, 2012 Comments off

Rc Jet

The RC Jet Models You Can Select For Quenching Speed Thirst

Being this micro helicopter comes with such great performance it can be flown both inside your own home and outdoors. The E-Flite Blade mSR carries a Bell-Hiller rotor head design allowing it to get the agility and speed to a single rotor r/c helicopter but along with the stability of your coaxial helicopter much like the Blade mCX, Cutting tool CX2, or Edge CX3. E-Flight has assemble a really great package that time so I may be willing to be that this is an even very popular product than this Blade mCX was when it had been first released. E-Flite has additionally offered the Blade mSR as a Bind N Fly version for those times you already have your DSM2 radio you can save some money. .Did you know that you have tens of Eflite helicopters available to buy from sites and online at any given time? With new designs being released regularly, this premier brand gives an immense collection of the latest technology many years. However, there are certain types of Eflite helicopters that apparently maintain a special place in the hearts involving RC enthusiasts whichever new ones are released. A selection of these favourites is layed out below so take the time to read a much more before choosing your next helicopter. Whether you are a beginner or an expert flyer, there undoubtedly are a few Eflite helicopters that can appeal to all as well as the first one if the Blade mCX. This may be a micro helicopter, meaning that it can be incredibly small and as well fantastic to fly. It is solely 7. 5 inches and possesses an amazing a ounce flying acceleration. This just lends additional to the incredible movement within the machine and the ease of traveling by air it. It does can be found in ready to fly format so all you should do is power the idea up and you want to go, although you will require a DSM2 transmitter for this. Affordable and tough, it is a firm favourite. Another with the popular Eflite helicopters is a Millennium NTU. This is supplied in a ready so that you can fly format and contains a huge range of features to be able to enjoy. The outer appearance of all Eflite helicopters is normally appealing but this goes above and beyond that. In reality, it is probably the most visually simple nonetheless stunning models offered. Its flying ability is additionally nothing to sniff at, with a consistent and seamless movement over the air possible despite the fact that are a novice. Even if everyone crash it, you’ll discover that the casing is incredibly sturdy and with the unlikely event that it must be damaged then you can find it easy to repair. Considering how very affordable this model is actually, the technology packed engrossed is immense.

Helicopter Pilot Saves Kid’s RC Plane


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Cussons Gas Turbine – Twin shaft turbine engine

October 8th, 2012 Comments off

Firing up the cussons gas turbine engine for the first time. No ear muffs required as it has a large silencer. It still makes a sweet turbine whine and gets rather loud at the top end.

 

 

Jet Engine Motorcycle

September 15th, 2012 Comments off

Jet Engine Motorcycle

The History and Style of the BMW   by Abraham Avotina

Whether you are looking for a sporty car or a mini car, the Bavarian Motor Works company, otherwise known as BMW, may have the exact style model that you are looking for. The company originated in Germany and made airplane engines, motorcycles, and automobiles. It is also the parent company for the mini and the luxurious high end Rolls Royce. The company also makes motorcycles and is the parent of the Husqvarna brand name. Its automobile and motorcycle models are considered premium and are in high demand all over the world.

The German aircraft that were used in World War I were made by the Rapp Motorenwerke engine manufacturing company. This aircraft engine manufacturing was ground to a halt at the end of the war in accordance with the terms of the Treaty of Versailles. It then changed its name to Bavarian Motor Works and started manufacturing motorcycles in 1923 when the treaty was lifted. They then began to produce small automobiles in 1928.

BMW made a name for itself with the Illa engine as it was one of the first liquid engines that were manufactured. It was successful because it performed well in the air. When Germany began to prepare for World War II, BMW once again began building engines for aircraft such as the Luftwaffe, Heinkel He, otherwise known as the spatz, and the Messerschmidt Me 262. However, the company took a huge step backwards when its airplanes couldn

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