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Martin Tiney

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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??
  16. FINALLY.....! I got some time in the workshop managed to get clean up the blade down to 400 grit, was going to start hand polishing tonight but two things happened firstly I ran out of wet and dry, secondly my 7week old grandson came to see his grandad, Ah well there's always tomorrow
  17. Finally got to harden the blade today, What with gun range duties and family commitments its been a rush, Will upload a photo or two later on when I have a little more time
  18. I will do, I down loaded a template for this project from DC knives website, and it's been a n easy project so far, I'm planning another folder but with a damascus blade this time
  19. I've just started to make my first folding knife, it's made from 1080 and mocked up with brass pins, The question is should I harden the silver steel hinge pin that I'm going to fit when I'm satisfied with the way it opens and closes?
  20. Went to a vintage Tractor show at the weekend, picked up a stunning wallnut plank just under 6ft and an inch thick for just £30 Had to cut off 2ft to make a new chopping board for the wife, she wanted the best bit of wood though. The whole plank had been pre oiled so I had to remove that before using a food safe oil on the chopping board
  21. It's the First time for ages I've managed to get into my workshop, New job ,cold weather,my wife And I caught covid,but this evening I started to make a folder ( my First folder) marked out the blade, liner's And spring,drilled the hole's And cut the part's out only to discover I picked up the wrong pieces of steel for the spring, I've cut it out of mild steel,,I must get out of the habit of hording all those "useful" offcuts. Tomorrow I'll re cut it out of sping steel
  22. Alex, I did the same today, i was repairing a weather vain that had been damaged in a storm, I didn't notice the rag on the floor that I had used for wiping over a blade with solvent, after a week the sparks from the welded found the remaining solvent in the rag, Won't be doing that again in a hurry!
  23. Not exactly blade related, I intended to have a long overdue clean up in the shop this evening. I was moving the bench saw out so I could clean when I found an off cut of 1095 /15n20 damascus that I made in the spring. You know how it goes you pick something up and you instinctively have a plan for it, Cleaning kit went away and in just under an hour I made, hardened an etched a keyring bottle opener, Far more interesting than cleaning up....... Always tomorrow I suppose
  24. I use use viton o rings for the gas seals in my semi auto shotgun, when I replace them I have been reusing them to save money as pipe seals for the blower on my coal forge(at the hot end) until I read this https://www.homemodelenginemachinist.com/threads/viton-and-high-temperatures.20733/. I've now reverted back to normal rings, they don't last as long, but I still have all my fingers!.
  25. I was given inspiration, a couple of year's ago we had our house roof replaced, around the pallet of slate tiles was birch bark, used to protect the slate, I'll be trying a birch bark handle soon
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