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mechman4823/01/2017 20:45:08
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Finished off my S10 OH tonight tidy looking if I say so myself...

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​Then brushed up on my long forgotten scraping skills, can't remember how old or where I got the tin of engineers blue from... some far distant past work on scraping bearings more than likely... more than 75% contact area but could be better on the bottom edges so not too bad... & no the blue was not on the plate class in a thick layer, just dabbed on then spread thinly

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George.

Andrew Johnston23/01/2017 20:49:20
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I used some medium priced red garage floor paint from B&Q. It hasn't fared well; completely worn away in the most heavily used walkways. Of course I do end up with a lot of swarf, coolant and oil on the floor. Even so it wasn't one of my better buys. That why I buy machine tools; it helps hide the floor.

Andrew

Edited By Andrew Johnston on 23/01/2017 20:50:37

Neil Wyatt23/01/2017 20:50:00
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Nice one George.

Neil

Andrew Johnston23/01/2017 20:52:03
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Posted by mechman48 on 23/01/2017 20:45:08:

Finished off my S10 OH tonight tidy looking if I say so myself...

Looks really neat. thumbs up

Andrew

Nigel McBurney 123/01/2017 21:16:59
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at breakfast time ,my wife found water on the kitchen floor,water peeing out gof he copper pipe just above the stopcock, found the water had eroded the pipe, so replaced first few inches of pipe and the fittings which branched off to serve the kitchen plumbing,its been their 38 years since I built the bungalow,that was the morning gone,

Mark C23/01/2017 23:55:48
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Andrew,

I would recommend one of the epoxy floor paints for your workshop. It is a bit of a pain getting the floor clean and ready but it lasts ages even under heavy use. I can't remember which brand I used but expect to pay between 50 and 70 quid for paint and accelerator (I think mine used white spirit as a thinning agent).

Mark

Ian S C24/01/2017 10:32:52
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Andrew, I to would suggest an epoxy floor paint, just read the instructions before you start mixing it. We painted the engine shop about 50 years ago, and I think it still has the same paint on it. Warning, we mixed all the paint before we started, then read the instructions, POT life 20 minutes!

Ian S C

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densleigh24/01/2017 10:56:30
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Andrew,

I have used products from this company http://www.paintmaster.co.uk (no connection only a customer)

Done two floors with their polyurethane floor paint - 2 pack and it has proved very hardwearing

Price wise it is far cheaper than 'branded ' products from the sheds.

Michael Gilligan24/01/2017 14:20:13
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Posted by densleigh on 24/01/2017 10:56:30:

I have used products from this company http://www.paintmaster.co.uk (no connection only a customer)

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Although I have not used the 'floor paint' ... I have used the company **LINK** [for grey primer, and white spirit, for my roof-beams] and can confirm its excellence.

Paintmaster is only about 4miles away from me, and I used the 'Trade Counter'

My thanks to 'densleigh' for the review of the polyurethane floor-paint yes

MichaelG.

Muzzer24/01/2017 15:08:11
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Thanks for the leads. Paintmaster certainly seems a lot cheaper than the normal suspects, although disappointingly they don't seem to offer any 2-part (= epoxy) floor paints. I may settle for polyurethane if I can convince myself it won't be too brittle / flaky.

Murray

densleigh24/01/2017 16:30:09
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Hi,

Good to see I am not alone with this company as a suitable source. The only issue I had was that due to impatience I walked on the last floor I did only a few (less than 12) hours before it had gone off and my foot prints in two places damaged it. When I got to look later when it had dried properly, the footprint where it came off was on a poor cement surface that had shaled badly. It was more sand than cement being very old and poorly mixed and laid - by others.

On my main w/shop floor I have moved machinery and steel stock around by dragging and the surface has withstood that with no detriment. Thus if you are patient it does appear to be very good stuff.

Both floors have no DPC membrane and even mild dampness does not seem to have caused issues, time might say otherwise but so far ok

John

Muzzer24/01/2017 19:03:35
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Hi John - you say you used 2-pack which would tend to suggest epoxy (which they don't seem to sell at the moment) but you say it was polyurethane. I'm confused as to which paint you used. Do you recall? I'm thinking I should get on with it while the workshop is still relatively clear of stuff.

Murray

Muzzer24/01/2017 19:15:35
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Amongst other things I connected up the first radiator this evening. In no time all the machines had huddled around it to warm up. That will allow me to fit another radiator on the opposite wall and start fitting the dado sockets and lights. So I guess I'll be doing some painting first thing tomorrow.

The "little" milling machine between the wndows is the full sized Bridgeport clone. Although the head is stowed for transport, it is still dwarfed by the Shizuoka on the right. I'm going to struggle to move that thing until I've made up some sort of cunning trolley for it.

Huddling around the radiator

It's Chinese New Year national holiday so work is very quiet and it seems like a good time to take a few days off and get some momentum going in the workshop.

Murray

Michael Gilligan24/01/2017 22:03:28
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Just flagging-up a bargain buy:

Poundland in Stockport, are [or at least were, today] selling 5v Lithium ion 1200mAh 'Power Bank' units at [predictably enough] £1 each.

O.K. it's not a lot of capacity by latest stadards, but it should run a few LEDs for a while smiley

MichaelG.

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Various reviews on YouTube, incuding this one:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XnG86QMxGqw

 

Edited By Michael Gilligan on 24/01/2017 22:12:28

capnahab24/01/2017 22:16:54
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Liberated from a very large very tough bolt - a 60 degree dovetail cutter to make some tool holders. The bolt is apparently from a sikorsky sky crane landing gear service, via the usual source. Haven't tried it yet...

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Andrew Johnston24/01/2017 22:25:01
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Posted by Muzzer on 24/01/2017 19:15:35:

It's Chinese New Year national holiday so work is very quiet and it seems like a good time to take a few days off and get some momentum going in the workshop.

Never mind momentum, you need to christen the workshop by producing some swarf!

Andrew

Michael Gilligan24/01/2017 22:43:56
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Posted by capnahab on 24/01/2017 22:16:54:

Liberated from a very large very tough bolt - a 60 degree dovetail cutter to make some tool holders. The bolt is apparently from a sikorsky sky crane landing gear service, via the usual source. Haven't tried it yet...

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Very nicely done, Capn'

MichaelG.

RJW25/01/2017 14:50:59
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Recently got my new 'man cave' finished, which is basically a 16' x 8' brick garage extension built onto the back of the original garage, but at 90 deg to it,

Started moving all my machinery into it from various nooks and crannies recently, and looks like a complete tip at present with dismembered lathes, mills and grinders strewn around, stuff is slowly going back together again and taking shape nicely, looking forward to getting to use some of my gear again.

John.

John Haine25/01/2017 14:56:10
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Posted by Muzzer on 24/01/2017 19:15:35:It's Chinese New Year national holiday so work is very quiet and it seems like a good time to take a few days off and get some momentum going in the workshop.

Murray

Better watch out if that big mill get's some momentum when you move it...

mechman4825/01/2017 17:06:08
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​RJW; A couple of pics of your new man cave would be nice...

George.

Edited By mechman48 on 25/01/2017 17:07:14

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