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Martin Tiney

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    Clay pigeon shooting, range safety officer for the local gun club vintage radio restoration , film camera collector Hitting hot metal and making pointy stabby things

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  1. Thanks for the words of encouragement guys, I made a promise to myself that when I return to the grinder the ONLY safety equipment that I will use will be eye and respirator, anything lower than my elbows WILL be removed
  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement, but I think the recovery will be long and painful, ironically the use of overalls is mandatory in the workshop, however I'm sure if I wasn't wearing them I wouldn't have had the accident
  3. Just to give you a idea of size of the sca Went in with one injury..... Came out with two
  4. Have a 12 Inch scar on my left thigh where they took the graft from, the left thigh is now 3 1/2 inch smaller dia than the right one the good news is that as it happened at work I'm still being paid full wages and there paying me expenses for the 90 mile round trip to the hospital, would rater be at work though
  5. OK guys we all use belt grinders and for the most of the time they are perfectly safe...... UNTIL!!!! your overall sleeve gets caught up in the belt /contact wheel and drags your hand in. The photo shows what happens after 3 bouts of surgery, one of which lasted for 9 hours, PLEASE, PLEASE, make sure that nothing is loose, ( not even protective overall) when using the belt grinder
  6. Thanks, the team of surgeons are positive that I'll make a full recovery, ironically I caught my overall sleeve caught while turning off the industrial size belt grinder I was using, a press of a button, a large jolt and a chopper ride later, Already planing and trying to draw left handed in my hospital bed
  7. Not going to get in the shop for a few months, had an accident @work on Wednesday. mangled my right hand, damage to trigger finger tendon and massive loss of skin and tissue was taken to hospital via Air ambulance, two opps in and a third on Tuesday scheduled chopper piolet took my photo while I was being off loaded
  8. Finally I got this folder finished yesterday ,I took it out to the gun range this morning tried it out on a couple of non conforming 12g shells,. It cut them up no problem and the 1095 blade is still sharp, even though I did catch the brass on one shell !!
  9. Final got to start fabricating my new belt grinder this evening, I cut a flange plate on the laser cutter at work this afternoon. ( Sooooo glad managers have meetings every day ). Welded the flange to a 4 inch wide section of pipe, will take it back to work tomorrow and tru it up in a lathe, I didn't realise until I put the parts together this evening how out of tru the pipe section is . Apologies for the state of the workshop, we were hit by a small tornado ( yup !!!!, we got a tornado in the UK!!) and I've been fixing fences etc and haven't quite got round to tidying up.
  10. https://www.hunker.com/13408521/how-to-test-a-thermal-overload-switch Try this seems quite straight forward Could be a faulty switch
  11. Is the motor getting physically hot? I had a similar problem with my saw bench thermal switch kept cutting in, but the motor was cool, striped the motor brushes out and replaced one that was sticking and its been OK since! I'm no electrician so please don't take this as gospel,
  12. I managed to do exactly the same thing when I was welding a loading shovel bucket , but I was wearing proper welding boots!! Lumps of molten metal finds every little hole
  13. Jealous of that motor !! Not jealous of the next electricity bill
  14. Well, 1hp is better than I have at the moment, a converted grinding wheel set up at just over 1/2 hp,. As it was a freebie I can't really complain. The old grinder has served me well but the new one will be mounted on its own base and should give me more space in the workshop
  15. Started to build a new grinder today. Found an old but never used, damaged motor at work, was going to the scrap pile so I rescued it, A 1hp single phase beast, got the damaged parts repaired, broken self tapper drilled out ( thank god for tct drill bits) and tested, Found a few pieces of box section that will make the base, will have another dive in the welding shops scrap bin for more steel on Monday, As it only runs at 1425 rpm, can anyone advise on what the optimum size drive wheel I should use??
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