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    Shop reorganization continued with a new tool wall and the moving of tool holders to new places.




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    Dennis, your shop is smaller than mine, gives me hope that I can organize mine to be functional.

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    Wait, that looks like a WOOD shop! Iíve heard about that stuff. No stock sizes, comes in crooked pieces of ramdom length you have to straighten before you use it. Lots of internal defects they call knots, strength in one direction but not the other. Changes size with the weather, rots, needs expensive finishes etc. So what is that stuff good for?
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    To be fair, it's not that different from metal:

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    No stock sizes
    plenty of stock sizes....but never the one you want/need.

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    comes in crooked pieces
    Turns up bent because the postman was having a bad day.

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    of random length you have to straighten before you use it.
    of random length because someone cut once and measured not at all.

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    Lots of internal defects they call knots, strength in one direction but not the other.
    Occasional internal defects where they just chucked stuff in the foundry.

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    Changes size with the weather,
    Changes size as you machine it. ...and again when it cools down (after you measured it, obviously).

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    rots,
    Rusts.

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    needs expensive finishes
    Needs faffing about with paint, heat or a forlorn hope that cold-blue is going to actually behave itself this time round.

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    etc. So what is that stuff good for?
    Well, quite....but it keeps us out of trouble!

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    I've been spending the last few days on the shop reorganization, but today I worked on the electrics for the FP2. I decided to add another 3-phase outlet to the electrical box. That way I won't need to run a cable for the lathe and can plug both mill and lathe to the same spot.



    The additional outlet is not hooked up to the switch but is always live if the electrical box is hooked up.



    Almost everything is hooked up. One really weird thing is the yellow cable that goes to a regular 230V outlet on the front, I tested the terminals it's hooked up to and it's hooked up phase to phase (!), so anyone plugging anything in there expecting 230V will get 400V single phase. I have no idea what the previous owners used this for, but good thing I didn't plug in anything.

    Regarding the color scheme on the cables, it's not the modern standard and I decided to reuse old cables and hook them up using the same color scheme to keep everything the same.

    I also removed this transformer to make room for the 3ph outlet. I am not sure if it's original or what purpose it served. It's a 230 - 100V transformer but only 100W. Not sure what need I'd have for that.



    I also re-routed some of the wall outlets, fortunately an easy task since the cables are all just held to the walls with cable clamps and not hidden. I decided I really don't want to have a cable across the floor so I routed the outlet to the ceiling instead, as close as I got it, then I will drop down a power cable to the electrical box.


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    Plugged in, and tested out the new toy at work. In another life many years ago I programmed a 5axis mill, but I've never used a rotary 4th axis before. It's been a long time since a program of mine had an "A" in it.
    https://i.imgur.com/FHB9fxIl.mp4


    Should be interesting setting up this production job..... I normally HATE production, and we don't do a lot of it, but I'm actually excited to tool this up and get it running. Then hand it off for someone else to run . I've been looking into a few new jobs the last couple months as a way to learn new things and challenge myself a little more. This came along at the right time.

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    Strong storms yesterday knocked out power for about 3 hours, and another quick wet storm this afternoon. More tree limbs came down:



    This one got hung up in a tree:






    Rain makes a small pond:


    Tibbs is ready to go back to the house:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    Strong storms yesterday ... Rain makes a small pond:
    Small pond??? I don't think that even qualifies as a puddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisCA View Post
    am not sure if it's original or what purpose it served. It's a 230 - 100V transformer but only 100W. Not sure what need I'd have for that.
    Machine lighting perhaps?

    Quote Originally Posted by PStechPaul View Post
    Strong storms yesterday knocked out power for about 3 hours,
    No storms but had a brief power cut here too. Obviously they waited until I was up in the loft, surrounded by boxes and dripping with sweat before they plunged me into darkness.

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    First test run of the Deckel with all major parts mounted.



    Forum software says only one video so the 2nd one is linked, just doing a test of the noise levels really...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbGAkgyTOBY

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