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What did you do in the shed or garage today

lmoengnr

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Greased up the threads on the jackscrews and installed them in the base.
Found my elcheapo spirit level and basically had it sorta level in the X and Y axis in 10 minutes.
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Thought I'd better do the job properly, so I broke out the 'precision machine level'...
The most sensitive and frustrating tool I've ever used...
Every time you touch it, the bubble requires a couple of minutes to settle down.
It took hours, it was dark when I finished. Used 3 knuckle bars with 12mm sockets, one at each rear corner, but as I only had one thin-walled long socket I had to use that on the front jackscrews.
Used my boots to tweak the knuckle bars so I could watch the bubble.

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Got the Y axis pretty well spot on.

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The X axis ended up 0.04mm/m low on the left end of the bed, should help the coolant drain out of the drain line...
Not the sort of job I'd like to do for a living...
 
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Love that precision level… just wish carpenters used something more accurate that the crap levels that get tossed around with zero care.

Why, because I‘ve seen a few walls that are vertically out by around 4cm over 2.7m which just seems rather poor workmanship to me though I don’t know what the industry standards acceptable tolerances are; probably shite :eek:
 

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Love that precision level… just wish carpenters used something more accurate that the crap levels that get tossed around with zero care.

Why, because I‘ve seen a few walls that are vertically out by around 4cm over 2.7m which just seems rather poor workmanship to me though I don’t know what the industry standards acceptable tolerances are; probably shite :eek:
Most of the studs are harvested from the 'Twisted Pine Forest'. :cool:
 

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Most of the studs are harvested from the 'Twisted Pine Forest'. :cool:
Which matches the training chippies get from the twisted school of power tool users ? :p:p:p
 

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My new set up is slowly coming along.

Got a cabinet up under the shelf above the workbench. Love it. Found a spot for my mini compressor. I’ve found that little thing really good for cleaning in the house and small jobs that need a bit of air quickly.

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Cut some 40mm tube up like this. Holes drilled and through the shelf support too.

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It’s the perfect space for it.

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I am really cramped for space, so every bit counts. I might make an air line along the shelving that can be connected up to either compressor and have outlets at each end and one above the bench.
 

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It really has been hard because every garage is a slow evolution. When scrapped everything before and started a freshhhhh I didn’t realise it wasn’t all going to just work out.

Super undervalued the exercise. Takes heaps of staring at the spaces to figure it all out. Like making things for the car. Lots of staring and thinking. Loving how it’s coming along though and don’t regret doing it.
 

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It really has been hard because every garage is a slow evolution. When scrapped everything before and started a freshhhhh I didn’t realise it wasn’t all going to just work out.

Super undervalued the exercise. Takes heaps of staring at the spaces to figure it all out. Like making things for the car. Lots of staring and thinking. Loving how it’s coming along though and don’t regret doing it.
haha.... 30 years of evolution here !
 

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