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Long time no post... [Jan. 26th, 2009|12:19 am]
Mark Rimmell
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Been a busy couple of weeks. One funeral attended, one more to attend next week... I'm plodding on with project bedroom. Grish is a way so I'm taking the oppertunity to pull stuff around and do the stuff that would make half the flat uninhabitable while I do it.

Tomorrow I really think I may actually start cutting wood on the project but it's only to make a new top for the table saw, and a jig for holding work in place on the saw. Then the rest of the week is spent doing other stuff... Not really connected with project bedroom or project workshop.

The following Monday I may possibly be cutting wood that will be part of the bedroom. All I can say about that is "I bloody hope so!".

Also decided to press on with manufacturing some components. Most of which once I've made the prototype will involve casting a matrix of about 100 so I can make up a mould fro that. Most of that time will be spent waiting for RTV to harden... so I can be getting on with other stuff in the mean time, hopefully I'll have a good supply of components ready to start machining once I have a bench and milling machining in place... and hopefully that will be happening before Christmas 2012 ;-).. But at this rate who knows?

[User Picture]From: nemesis_to_go
2009-01-26 10:29 am (UTC)
Why not sell your flat in agreeable St. Margarets Village, and buy a house with outbuildings somewhere cheaper...like 'ounslow?

This one might do. It's in the Conservation Area, which means it's the nice part of 'ounslow.

Talking of which - it might be an idea to look around Aldi. They've got piles of workshop sundries (welding gear, angle grinder discs, storage what-nots) in there at the moment, much cheaper than the likes of Machine Mart...
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-01-26 11:26 am (UTC)
£400,000 to live in 'ounslow! NO WAY! If I move anywhere it's to Cornwall.

Machine Mart are pretty expensive I've found. Things like the lathe I'm thinking of getting which most other companies sell for around £300 is £450 ish when the Clark brand name is put on it.

I guess you can't go very wrong with cheap storage what-nots... but I've seen some of those tools and they are good for about one job then they are landfill.
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[User Picture]From: markrimmell
2009-01-26 03:32 pm (UTC)
OK I take it back about some cheap tools. Just used that £1 drill guide you gave me and it worked just fine, very handy little device. I'll probably leave it attached to one of my drills for the duration of the works or until it falls to bits.
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