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No update today - I can't upload images :shrug:

 

No Decode Delegate For This Image Format - I tried pics I uploaded yesterday as well - still no joy :( 

 

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Morning folks – Another bank holiday is upon us so I will at least get sometime in the Zed Shed, but I think Mrs K has ideas about some garden chores that we need to catch up on. As you will rec

A very good morning to one and all, I’ve been manically madly stupidly busy! Both with work overload and I’ve managed to get all those projects that spiralled out of control during lockdown back in so

Just found this on eBay, even has a puzzled looking chap on the front cover! Happy bidding  

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@Keyser Its been said before i know, but genuinely appreciate seeing your random shed activities :lol: Theirs not a lot happening in peoples lives right now, seeing you occupy your time with the bug, Z-Shed improvements, success or failure genuinely gives me a chuckle. Always like watching you work when ive been down to the shed, so this is no different :) 

 

As for those Evolution saws, i have one, have had it for a couple of years. It was cheap compared to other brand names models and have never had an issue with (ab)use ! Not that it gets anything like the amount of use as i suspect yours does!

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Ha Ha – Percy Verance that well known chap – No idea it’s random some work some don’t but eventually I got them to upload – couldn’t have you missing out on the fun in the Shed could I – I feel like its an obligation now :lol: 

This was the post (I saved it ;) )

 

Good morning, Yet another day in lockdown, Work is slow at the moment only 3 jobs yesterday and 1 for today !!!

 

Got loads piling up for when we come out the other end though so at least that’s something.

Meanwhile today we have a tribute post for your amusement, Many of you that attend the Annual (may not be one this year) Zed Shed BBQ will know my wonderful and long suffering wife, Wekll she wanted something made for the kitchen and I thought it only fair that I over engineer something for her :lol: 

 

We start with –

 

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A piece of stainless-steel box section and an off cut of the old kitchen work surface

 

Box section cut in to 4

 

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Wood in half

 

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I even checked my milling machine before I started :lol:

 

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Then I used the milling machine as a router – cranked it up to full speed on the spindle, this is slow compared to a router but tests proved it worked OK

 

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Bit of time later

 

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Hand tools :scare: 

 

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This now takes the 4 pieces of box section

 

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Then a 3mm metal working bit – as I don’t have any wood bits that size :shrug: 

 

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To get this cut out

 

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And then a wood bit to cut through

 

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Now this is dedication

 

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All lined up and sanded with 240

 

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Then down the grades – this is brushed finish and I’m not resurfacing so it won’t be a mirror finish

 

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Phew!! :lol: 

 

Finished it looked like this

 

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But we decided the top looked too “heavy” so it was cut down a bit to give

 

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Just needs some varnish now :thumbs: 

 

Well there ya go, I’ll be safe to carry on in the Shed for a few more weeks now :lol: 

 

 

Be Safe

 

 

Keyser - “To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

 

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, SuperStu said:

Wanna try one more please @Keyser

 

I went to reply to your test and it let me upload them, I even tried in another thread and got the same thing - anway thanks for the assist mate - we got there in the end :thumbs:

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Keyser said:

 

I went to reply to your test and it let me upload them, I even tried in another thread and got the same thing - anway thanks for the assist mate - we got there in the end :thumbs:

 

 

There's a little workaround in place for now, should keep us ticking over. :thumbs:

 

Nice utensil holder BTW!

 

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On 28/04/2020 at 08:55, Keyser said:

Hello again, I’m still at it but as promised I’m gonna mix it up with a side project, which you may or may not find interesting :lol:  

 

 

 

Long Pic Heavy Post follows -

 

I decided to have a play with the milling machine

 

 

 

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I got a fly cutter with the first milling machine that I have never used but to use it I needed an oil feed and cooler, as I don’t have a catch tray on my mill I cant use the recirculating pump. To solve this I ordered an atomiser from China (because silly cheap) last year it took 3 months to get here and has been sat in the draw ever since.

 

 

 

So I got me brand new BLACK! eBay trainers, purchased just for the Shed – with Velcro so I can take them off easily to go in the house (I keep bringing metal bits in :lol:

 

 

 

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Lovely shade of BLACK are they not?

 

 

 

I started by getting out my box of airline connectors and found a load of bits

 

 

 

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 Drilled a hole in a bottle top and fitted the oil pick up line

 

 

 

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Found this old clamp

 

 

 

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Cleaned it up

 

 

 

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and welded this plate to it

 

 

 

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So I had something to hold the atomiser steady

 

 

 

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That goes like this

 

 

 

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Side Note – Angle grinders are strange – blow up 1 get 2 back :lol: 

 

 

 

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Made up an air feed with regulator

 

 

 

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I use plastic airline, but don’t have any, it just so happens the connectors work on 15mm copper and I did have some of that –

 

 

 

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That gives me all the connections I need

 

 

 

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Next to the Mill itself

 

 

 

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Needs a clean …. Ta Da

 

 

 

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Now to test the fly cutter on a bit of old steel

 

 

 

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That I cut off the mobile welding table I made…. This one

 

 

 

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Using this

 

 

 

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If that’s not a recommendation for these saw’s I don’t know what is :lol:

 

 

 

To the Mill – first side

 

 

 

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Some time later

 

 

 

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Wow – I like it :thumbs: 

 

 

 

A hole is needed

 

 

 

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Then some more old box section

 

 

 

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Back to the mill and some more time later

 

 

 

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Now weld a support bracket onto the first bar

 

 

 

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And the box to the bracket

 

 

 

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I love welding heavy metal

 

 

 

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Warning – the following contains the destruction of 350z parts – viewer discretion is advised :scare:

 

 

 

Old exhaust end

 

 

 

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If you cut the back off

 

 

 

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You can take out the inner bit

 

 

 

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To leave

 

 

 

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More old box

 

 

 

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Yes even more time later :lol:

 

 

 

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Weld that all together

 

 

 

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Then change the design

 

 

 

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And hide the evidence

 

 

 

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Add some straps

 

 

 

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Add the stainless exhaust – first time welding stainless to mild steel and something that thin to something that thick but it Tig’d up OK

 

 

 

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Off cut of worksurface from Mrs K’s kitchen refurb

 

 

 

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And we have ………………………

 

 

 

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Now I can keep my tools to hand at the Mill

 

 

 

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And the oil won’t get knocked over

 

 

 

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Over engineered? Probably but it was good practice and I now know that my Fly Cutter works :thumbs: 

 

 

 

Be safe all.

 

 

 

 

 

Keyser - “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln (maybe I should have listened to Abe? )

 

 

 

:lol:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

 

 

engineered to the standard your renowned for i would say :thumbs:

I'm on my second one of these they seem to block up/gum up easily as you say cheap but good for the money i have a dosing pump feeding coolant (water and a splash of antifreeze) to mine I either use just coolant, a mist or just lots of air depending on what I'm cutting :)

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 Morning all, Just a quick catch up today,

 

Firstly I’d just like to say a HUGE Thank You to @Ebized  I posted up a little side project I did for him a week or so back, I made these “feet” for his patio table

 

Before

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 and after

 

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Above Pictures copywrite of @Ebized

;)

 

We have known each other for quitea few years now and he has been good to me, even so he did offer to pay but I of course refused, but he didn’t let me get away with it :lol:

 

This lt turned up yesterday –

 

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Thanks Colin :thumbs:

Not gonna do my slimming any favours mate :lol: 

 

But a huge thanks again,and much appreciate – Pasty for dinner last night Nom Nom :thumbs: 

I’ve made some great friends on this forum, I really have :thumbs:

 

OK so I took the fuel tank from The Bug appart and drained the fuel, the filter was grotty!

 

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The tank is baking in the sun (when we have it) to get the fumes out as sand blasting can make sparks! :scare:

 

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Meanwhile my sandblaster - that I have had since I did my 350z – so a long while needed a service but typically in today’s disposable society it was cheaper to replace the complete thing rather than repair it!

 

Old Pot

 

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New Pot

 

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So the inlet arrived like this

 

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So I got some bits

 

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And modified it to this

 

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Basically I added an extra valve so I can release the pressure without holding the gun, makes refills easier :thumbs:

 

Next was a hose extension – they never come with enough, I was using copper to join the pipes

 

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But it wears out quickly – everything on a sandblaster wears out quickly, I’m always replacing hoses, valves and nozzles. It’s just the nature of what they do, anyway I upgraded to steel

 

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So now I have a longer hose

 

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Now this is a prototype I have started tinkering with,

 

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Backstory,

To load the old sandblaster, you stick this funnel with the sieve in it in the top   

 

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You then tip the sand in from a 25Kg bag and with the other hand (you know the third one all DIY sand blasters have) you shake the funnel – good game, good game. :lol:

It’s not so bad on refills as you shovel that in with a dustpan but it is still a PITA I always wanted to see if I could make the sieve shake itself :lol:

The new Pot is an “easy fill” so it has the lovely big top – no funnel YAYY – you still have to sieve the bloody sand/glass though!!!!

 

The prototype worked using an old drill as a motor

 

I have just added a funnel to it.

 

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But my new motor has arrived – from a tread mill / exercise vibrator or something the eBay description was vague

 

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So soon I will have a go at the Mk2 all new and improved version. Be sure to stay tuned for that :lol:

 

Bit more on The Bug  tomorrow, and the weekend is earmarked for a top secret OVER engineering project – more on that next week.

 

Be Safe

 

Keyser - “Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.” – Bob Thaves

Thought it an apt quote thanks to all those pastries :lol: 

 

O and they were lovely for desert last night.

 

 

 

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Keyser - “Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.” – Bob Thaves

Thought it an apt quote thanks to all those pastries :lol: 

 

O and they were lovely for desert last night.

 

You are very welcome Chris and also a shout out for Pandaoras Bakery in Ferndown who were very helpful in making sure your calorie intake was kept up, given all that work you do - and not just for yourself. You are  :#1: mate and to be fair one of the great reasons why I and many others stick around on here even though our ZED ownership days are long gone, thoroughly enjoying threads like these:clap:

 

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It’s Friday :dance:

 

Yes the weekend ahead, you can stay at home chill out  [/sarcasm]

:lol: Sorry I may miss going out just a little bit.

 

Anyway, you’re here so you must want to see what lunacy has been underway in the Zed Shed?

Yesterday the sum total of nothing was achieved in the shed due to having to do my actual job and that was slowed down as it was all done remote :headhurt: 

I do have some bits to share though,

 

My mate DM’d me some pictures on Facebook, he then called me to tell me he had :lol: I don’t go on FB very often :lol: 

He needed a metal plate that connects the single brake cable on his boat trailer to the four cables that activate the brakes on each of the wheels.

He gave me the measurements and this is what I knocked up for him.

 

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Apparently his has rusted and bent, so this should sort him out. :thumbs:

 

Moving on, I decided to do another of the hundreds of little jobs on The Bug, I say little this is two days work and it’s not finished yet! :scare: 

Out with the wiring loom (again)

 

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Coffee was needed for this!

 

If you remember we cut the old electrical housing box off to both allow access for the firewall and for the purposes of painting later, it looks like this

 

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Holding this lot

 

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But the box does not cover the relays and another control box that I have no idea what it does, I don’t see why they didn’t just make one bigger box and put it all in??! :headhurt: 

 

I’m going to try and do exactly that.

 

So we need to get this lot on this plate

 

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Tight fit then :lol: 

 

First job is to make a lid for that plate

 

Another metal plate was cut

 

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Marked

 

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Cut

 

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Folded

 

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And hammered

 

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I rolled the edges over  for safety and strength it’s 0.9mm again so paper thin.

 

Now the “fun” bit accurate folding

 

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Test fit

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Now as I don’t have a break press, I can only fold 3 sides in the folder so I had to switch to my vice folder for the 4th side

 

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To get us to here

 

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Then I cut the corners back

 

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Corners are a PITA and I wanted to try something to give strength, make welding easier and hopefully look good, firstly I used clamps to hold the box square

 

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Then I made some right angles on the folding machine and  clamped those in

 

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welded them up

 

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Sanded back

 

 

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And repeat 3 more times

 

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More on it’s way ………………….

 

 

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We now have a lid so some work on the back plate is needed................

 

Get that roughly marked out

 

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I have loads of this all-thread bar lying about so may as well use it

 

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Lay a spacer plate on the Mill

 

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Lay backing plate on the spacer

 

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Note the cable entry hole was also cut

 

Place lid on base plate and drill all the way through

 

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Make some bars

 

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Bolt them in as I go

 

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So we get the back plate like this

 

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Lathed the ends on the All-Thread

 

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Testing

 

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When I had the length sorted they were welded in

 

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So it now fits together

 

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Test the grommet fits

 

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Then onto brackets

 

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Welded on

 

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Fuses fit here

 

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Then a box – I have no idea

 

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And another bracket for something else – can’t remember I didn’t take a pic :lol: 

 

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To “The Bug” Batman …………………. Err no just me O well, I'll drill some holes and weld in the Riv-Nuts then as my tool broke :lol: 

 

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Mount the back plate

 

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Put on the lid

 

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Then check it clears the suspension :lol:

 

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It did :dance:

 

That’s all for this week folks, Be safe, have a fun weekend, I’ll be back Monday with some more ….er …….er well of this whatever “this” is :lol: 

 

 

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Morning all, hope no one is going to stir crazy or succumbing to cabin fever?

 

I did say I had a new project to attempt this weekend, I’m pleased to say it went quite well,

 

Back Story –

Daughter No 2 (JJ) had a “lifestyle change” about 2 years ago as she had always struggled with her weight, I’m pleased to say she has stuck with it and lost nearly 6 stone!! :scare:

In January I decided I needed to loose a few pounds (stone :lol: ) and JJ wanted to get fitter / stronger so we started training together at the gym, now JJ has some targets in mind and you get “targeted” exercises from the instructors at the gym depending on your goals, upper body strength is her current target with a long-term  target of a planche.

 

For those who don't know, one of these

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Since lockdown we have been training at home and JJ wants a pull up bar and started looking at things like this as a possible birthday present.

 

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I decided I could do better than that and not hammer the house as we have a Zed Shed to train in :thumbs: 

 

Onto the requirements

 

I need to incorporate all the following exercises

 

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There are a lot of home use bars like the one below that can be bought starting at about £100 and going up from there

 

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But I can do better and have more features :lol: 

 

It has been said by more than a few that I over engineer things, I don’t mean to it just happens when you try and build something properly. I thought it would be fun to actually deliberately design something more complicated than it needs to then come up with some completely over the top solutions to achieve this – and we are on lock down, so time is on my side.

 

The challenge -

Incorporate all the above exercises.

No visible welds, minimal fastenings visible.

Easy to dismantle for storage

Stronger than is necessary.

No of the shelf solutions other than nuts and bolts – i.e. make everything from scratch.

Nothing to be bought for it – use stuff I have here already (don’t forget my scrap pile is HUGE!)

Attention to detail.

 

I like to put all my tools away, and have a clean up before I start a new project so lets get ready :thumbs: 

 

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Coming up the ridiculousness I can achieve in the Zed Shed …………………………………

 

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The build begins!

 

New blade for the chop saw

 

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Let’s cut some pipe

 

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Clean it up

 

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45-degree angle cut on the ends

 

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Line them up

 

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Weld that together

 

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Hold on, Hold on – Stop right there what the F*** are you doing?

You said OVER engineered! What’s this a 90-degree welded joint sanded down so you can’t see the weld! That’s over engineered is it!!?? I don’t think so, this lot want to see some proper engineering! Not to mention you said “easy to dismantle” since when is a welded joint easy to dismantle?

Throw that lot away, go have a coffee, think about your life choices and come back when you have your – Lets do this because we can, not because we need to - head on!

 

(A coffee and some time later ..............)

 

 

Sorry about that folks I wasn’t thinking straight – I most humbly apologise.

 

The build begins!

 

On the scrap pile I found some solid bar

 

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That I want to use to join these recently cleaned bars :blush:

 

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So lets get them cut to length and run through the Milling machine

 

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Then some lathe work

 

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That’s better, but lest get silly now, more bar and more lathe time

 

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They join these bits like so

 

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Back to the Mill

 

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The drill press

 

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And take the first 2 parts back to the lathe for a pilot hole

 

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Then drill to 10.5mm

 

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Threaded to M12 x 1.75 - Now we have

 

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Now we are over engineering. :thumbs: 

 

These were then placed into the pipes with a few millimetres gap and tac welded

 

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When straight the weld was completed

 

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Then linished back

 

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They will connect to the uprights

 

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No visible welded joints - tick

 

Now that’s more like it :lol: 

 

More coming …………………

 

Much more :lol: 

 

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So lets take a closer look at the process as we make some more connectors,

 

 2 bits of solid bar, next to a 19mm spanner for reference

 

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Onto the lathe

 

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Now they need to fit this pipe

 

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Notice the ridge on the inside, I want the tolerances close so that ridge has to go! That was achieved with the die grinder

 

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To sive us a clean pipe

 

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And the bars are starting to look like this

 

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So before and after

 

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Of course, we need 2

 

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Next I made these

 

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Drilled and threaded again to M12 x 1.75

 

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They need to fit the hollow tube so on the mill for a radius cut

 

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So they look like this

 

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And we have this set of connectors

 

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Even more in a mo …………………………..

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Now for some bars

 

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Some had holes from a previous incarnation, before I acquired them

 

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Welded them up

 

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and linish

 

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Weld on the bottom connector

 

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Middle connector

 

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And clean up

 

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More tomorrow :)

 

Stay safe. Keep busy :thumbs:

 

Keyser - “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” – Charles Lamb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morning, Bit cold here today and I actually have jobs in my diary :scare:

Yesterday got busy in the afternoon so the work is still coming in :)

 

Anyway onto the next bits, I have some Nylon (I think it’s nylon) bar in my odds n sods pile a Big bar, again aquired at some point thinking I can do something with this

 

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Strange stuff to cut, it leaves this from the chop saw

 

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But I cut a length

 

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Machines well – So a bit on the lathe

 

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To get this

 

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On the Mill

 

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I made these

 

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They hold the bars at right angles

 

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More bar

 

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Through the lathe again

 

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Bored out to take the bar

 

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To make these

 

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Then milled one side down

 

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So I have 4 feet

 

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Trying to line them up

 

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Drilled

 

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New rivnut tool as I broke my last one on The Bug

 

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Used an M5 just to make a fixing

 

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Now the legs stand up :thumbs: 

 

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Hope you like it ;)

 

Stay Safe

 

Keyser - “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.” – Dale Carnegie

 

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Morning,

Not sure if I have lost all my followers or you don’t find this as intresting? Got a lot less likes on the last few posts – maybe I’m just getting boring now :lol:

 

But I don’t care I took all these pics for you lot so I’m gonna post them :lol:

 

More nylon bar went to the lathe

 

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Four times, so I had these

 

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Then I got the uprights and bolted an off cut to them to keep them lined up while I drilled 5 x 21mm holes in each one.

 

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Now it just so happens that if you take an M12 x 1.75 threaded nut with a 19mm  head size and put it on a bolt like so

 

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Then you tap it with a hammer it becomes a snug fit in a 21mm hole

 

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Do that 10 times

 

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Then weld round them

 

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Linish and counter sink

 

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That’s stronger than a riv nut :lol:

 

Next I drilled and tapped some more solid bar

 

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Then 2 holes were drilled one half way through into the threaded section the other all the way through

 

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Then I screwed in a piece of all-thread

 

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Then weld through the hole onto the thread to lock it in place

 

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Put some nuts on the threaded bar and it can go back through the lathe

 

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Four of those please

 

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Final job on them was to chamfer the top

 

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Stay Safe,

 

 

Keyser - “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.” – Drake

 

 

 

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I echo others when I say, your posts are keeping me (semi) sane through these testing times. I got laid off just as this (The C word) was all kicking off and have struggled a bit mentally ever since, so it's nice to have a constant (your posts) to come back to :thumbs:

 

You may end up with a sideline in making home gym equipment, the way people/companies are hoarding and overcharging punters for second hand equipment... though your latest contraption may be a bit much for a regular persons spare room gym ;)

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Morning all, Bank holiday tomorrow – not sure how much difference it will make to some but I have plans on getting some more bits done on The Bug, if I finish my current project by Friday night :thumbs: 

 

So the last bit of the Gym Bar build,

 

I forgot to post the picture of the other end of the connector all chamfered

 

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Then another old bar

 

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Cut and polished

 

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That is the T-bar to tighten stuff

 

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Yet another off cut

 

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Drilled

 

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Lathed the end of the little bar

 

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Faced the off cut

 

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Welded the two together

 

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And cleaned it all up

 

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Now I need to store it so I drilled a leg

 

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Nice tight fit

 

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Then drilled the other end bigger

 

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So now it is an easy fit but just snugs up at the end :thumbs: 

 

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Now I have to take it apart for powder coat, the only things that are not interchangeable are the feet so I had to label them some how that would survive powder coating

 

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That works, laid it all out for a quick quality control check

 

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Few things to finish, these were counter sunk

 

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Then the threaded bar chamfered

 

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The T-Bar was polished, and I drilled a little hole so I can hang it in the powder coat oven

 

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I powder coat and sand blast in the same room, The wire holding this bit snapped as it was cooling and it dropped in the pile of glass :doh:

 

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Had to sand it down and go again

 

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Made some end caps for the cross bars

 

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And here it is the complete thing can be put up in about 5 minutes or stripped down to this in the same (not including the feet) so it could easily be stored indoors

 

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Assembled in one of the 5 lower settings

 

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And the full pull up bar

 

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Joints look like this

 

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And the T-Bar to tighten is stored neatly here

 

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I’m happy with how it came out :thumbs: 

Hope you enjoyed it, moving onto something else in the next post.

 

Be Safe

 

Keyser - “I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly.” – Peter Cook

 

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5 hours ago, DoogyRev said:

How many pull up have you done?

I built it for my daughetr - Wouldn't be right if I used it :lol:

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