Departing the Vacuousness
Started by Dave, July 10, 2017, 07:26:50 PM
Quote from: jumbojak on July 25, 2018, 12:52:03 PMWell, it wasn't my meter. I popped the top cover off last night and this is what I found!It looks like there was a small water leak that my brother never came back to fix after he did the installation. Thats not going to be fun to clean up.
Quote from: jumbojak on July 25, 2018, 02:19:18 PMIsn't it funny that a small water leak killed the water heater? Oh well, lesson learned. I have to be the one to follow through on his projects.
Quote from: jumbojak on July 26, 2018, 02:41:00 PMI love that story about the power company!
Quote from: Dave on July 28, 2018, 03:24:21 PMWonder if I will be aching tomorrow? My "tennis elbow" may be back.I have just finished drilling, effectively, 75 precise holes* in a piece of 22mm thick MDF, tightening 25 bolts very tight then applyng three coats of thinned down varnish to harden the MDF. This involved picking up and turning that heavy board a few times. The holes and bolt tightenings were to insert 25 M6 "T nuts" into the bottoms of the holes. Only one actual bolt used 25 times, needs a die run down it now . . .It was coolish in the attic, I had very little pain of any kind (until I stabbed my left hand opening the varnish tin with a screwdriver, got a tool for that job, er, somewhere) - but you know and I know that some pains wait 12 -24 hours before they make their presence known. I had to keep trying to remember to alternate arms when tightening the bolts. This is the most "arm work" I have done for a long time - three hours total in the attic.Why am l doing this? It is the Mark two of a new worktop for the Workmate bench. Screws go into the holes to form stops or hold downs for things one is working on. Round pieces of wood and plastic (made from old cutting boards), wooden blocks and wedges are accessories. Plus loads of steel nuts, bolts, big washers etc. Other accessories, like vertical and horizontal toggle clamps, may follow. I have an 18" x 12" x 2mm thick steel plate that may be drilled, in its corners, to the hole matrix, to provide a hard/magnetic surfaceWould be great for carving wooden plaques say - no big clamps to get in the way or screw holes in the back.May not use it much but it is brain and muscle exercise and more practical than making models and more interesting than lifting weights.! And I just like making "tools" and jigs!I will do another picture with sone accessories in place.When I have recovered.* Holes, all from underside, 20mm flatbit - point on that useful to get dead on the marked matrix, depth set to take the "T nut" flange; followed by a 6.5mm hole all the way through (centre point of flatbit forms a perfect guide hole;) finally a 7mm hole 10mm deep for the barrel of the "T nut".
Quote from: Tank on July 29, 2018, 08:15:10 AMDo should do your own version of 'Tool Time'!
Quote from: Tank on July 29, 2018, 08:24:21 AMThat's a shame. You could always do one just for HAF.