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[[File:Tree7_cropped.JPG|thumb|2021 Xmas tree for downstairs]]
[[File:Tree7_cropped.JPG|thumb|2021 Xmas tree for downstairs|link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoksNPoSav4]]
[[File:DSC00497.JPG|thumb|New storage rack for metals]]
[[File:DSC00497.JPG|thumb|New storage rack for metals]]
[[File:daggeroverview.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/rondeldagger|14th Century Rondel dagger replica]]
[[File:daggeroverview.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/rondeldagger|14th Century Rondel dagger replica]]
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* Making a Hydraulic press to assist with using the [[Tools/forge|Forge]] and making damascus steel
* Making a Hydraulic press to assist with using the [[Tools/forge|Forge]] and making damascus steel
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* Giant wall clock  
* Giant wall clock  
* Wavey acrylic light fixture
* Wavey acrylic light fixture
* Test-tube light fixture
* House number monolith
* House number monolith
* Animated hertzsprung-russel diagram
* Animated hertzsprung-russel diagram
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* Liquid nitrogen generator
* Liquid nitrogen generator
* Drill bit music box
* Drill bit music box
* Pencil turned globe
* Cloisonne logo


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===Odds and Ends===
===Odds and Ends===
[[User:Stever/oddsandends/pre2021|Pre-2021]]
* [[User:Stever/oddsandends/pre2021|Pre-2021]]
* [[User:Stever/oddsandends/2021|2021]]


* Refinish the surface of the kitchen table [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 17:40, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
 
* Adjust wood lathe table, add feet and wheels, lower table height, with JMF [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 09:56, 7 April 2021 (BST)
* [[Tools/laser|Laser cutter]] Beam realigned, all mirrors and lens cleaned, rails cleaned and relubricated. 14:08, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
* Change Z-axis motor on [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 22:07, 7 April 2021 (BST)
* Realign [[Tools/metallathe|lathe]] tailstock to remove taper 18:51, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
* Mount both [[Tools/woodlathe|wood lathes]] onto lathe table, adjust height, fit feet and wheels JMF & [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 13 April 2021 (BST)
* Fix cable on heat gun 22:10, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
* Fix main roller door Ru & [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 13 April 2021 (BST)
* Fix fence on [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]], remake and fit slider pad so it grips properly 22:10, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
* Put down weedkiller on fire escape [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 20 April 2021 (BST)
* Readjust motor slides on [[Tools/pillardrill|drill press]], lubricate and clean rails 17:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
* Fix limit switches to [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 20 April 2021 (BST)
* Modify old JET type filters to fit into [[Tools/aircleaner|Laguna air filter]] unit 16:37, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
* Get second hot air reflow gun, 100W soldering iron, Reamer set [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 23:08, 1 May 2021 (BST)
* Re-dress tool rest bar on [[Tools/woodlathe|wood lathe]] 16:38, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
* Change filter on desoldering gun [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 11:00, 2 May 2021 (BST)
* Rebuild [[Tools/woodlathe|record power SC-4 chuck]], looks like someone was cranking it open a bit too hard. 22:41, 11 January 2022 (UTC)
* Sort inch-size drills for [[Tools/metallathe|lathe]], de-dupe, and sharpen [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 14:30, 3 May 2021 (BST)
* Clean bearings, clean mechanisms, deburr upper guard support rail, adjust tracking and blade lead on [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] 17:09, 7 May 2021 (BST)
* Clean and overhaul feed mechanism on 0.4mm [[Tools/ultimaker|3D printer]] 17:09, 7 May 2021 (BST)
* Design, build, install new rack for Ryobi tools in order to clear bench space 19:05, 9 May 2021 (BST)
* Make prototype drill speeds sticker 18:16, 11 May 2021 (BST)
* Change [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] blade (we're out, ordered more), clean saw, check and adjust alignment and blade lead 17:23, 20 May 2021 (BST)
* Make engraved brass plaque for the laser trophy 02:28, 23 May 2021 (BST)
* Fix head cooling fan on 0.6mm [[Tools/ultimaker|3D printer]] 15:28, 1 June 2021 (BST)
* Fit safety NVR switch to [[Tools/polishingwheel|polisher]] 19:29, 1 June 2021 (BST)
* Reorganise [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] storage cupboards and label 17:26, 4 June 2021 (BST)
* Sort out collet set for [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] and get replacements to complete the range 22:27, 8 June 2021 (BST)
* Change [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] blade, clean and lubricate, adjust alignment and blade lead 21:55, 16 June 2021 (BST)
* Change [[Tools/laser|laser]] lens 21:55, 16 June 2021 (BST)
* Fit new pressure switch on [[Tools/compressor|compressor]], check pipework, test pressure relief valve 12:37, 17 June 2021 (BST)
* Make, Fit drawers for Ryobi Rack 22:11, 22 June 2021 (BST)
* Fix light over front door 15:22, 29 June 2021 (BST)
* Fix gearing on pyramid bender 14:42, 1 July 2021 (BST)
* Make a cart for the new [[Tools/AT260SPTPlanner|planer/thicknesser]] 14:55, 1 July 2021 (BST)
* Clean and service workshop A/C, wow... so much dust.... 08:33, 14 July 2021 (BST)
* Clean, re-wax and realign [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] table 09:54, 15 July 2021 (BST)
* Replace split section of extractor hose on [[Tools/tablesaw|table saw]], replace paper filter element in dust extractor 14:04, 15 July 2021 (BST)
* Rebuild 3-jaw chuck 16:52, 26 July 2021 (BST)
* Replace bearings on [[Tools/boxford|Boxford]], re-make missing parts, set up spindle and adjust, replace cooling fan 10:36, 30 July 2021 (BST)
* Make new drawer to hold air filters [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 11:09, 16 August 2021 (BST)
* Make new no.12 for the [[Project/KitchenClock|Kitchen clock]] 18:11, 18 August 2021 (BST)
* Sort out weird artifacts on security cameras 4&6, loose connection on PSU. 05:59, 22 August 2021 (BST)
* Clear out debris from fire escape and apply weedkiller 10:10, 23 August 2021 (BST)
* Sort out repair of new [[Tools/aircleaner|air cleaner]], install same 09:10, 26 August 2021 (BST)
* Fix hose adapter scheppach vacuum downstairs 13:49, 26 August 2021 (BST)
* Loaded new wire into [[Tools/EMP235ic|EMP235ic welder]] 09:45, 30 August 2021 (BST)
* Order new hacksaw blades, check all saws and change where needed 18:21, 6 September 2021 (BST)
* Adjust spindle preload on [[Tools/boxford|Boxford]] by 20um 11:01, 20 September 2021 (BST)
* Fix wire brushes drawer that someone jammed 11:01, 20 September 2021 (BST)
* Make, install, stock "odd fasteners & Kits drawer" 11:01, 20 September 2021 (BST)
* Fix table saw blade lock mechanism by making a new lever for it 11:55, 27 September 2021 (BST)
* Fix stuck front door - Should investigate adding an external latch to the rear fire door. 11:55, 27 September 2021 (BST)
* Fit card reader built by [[User:Jmf|James]] to the [[Tools/metallathe|Metal Lathe]] 15:49, 29 September 2021 (BST)
* Reskim the tracking roller on the 1" linisher 21:27, 29 September 2021 (BST)
* Sharpen all woodworking chisels (not lathe ones) 17:06, 1 October 2021 (BST)
* Clean, Stone and wax table of [[Tools/AT260SPTPlanner|planner/thicknesser]] 17:06, 1 October 2021 (BST)
* Change [[Tools/hv128|horizontal bandsaw]] blade, change bearings, realign blade and guides, change oil [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]])
* Recut 3-jaw chuck on [[Tools/metallathe|lathe]] [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:02, 8 October 2021 (BST)
* Install new air duct on [[Tools/AT260SPTPlanner|Planner/Thicknesser]] 16:47, 13 October 2021 (BST)
* Replace fan in left hand [[Tools/reflowstation|reflow gun]] 22:45, 14 October 2021 (BST)
* Make and fit [[Tools/metallathe|Lathe]] chuck splash guard 16:16, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
* Full Audit of [[Tools/chemicalstore|chemical cupboards]], properly dispose of unregistered chemicals 16:19, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
* Fix Scheppach #1 dust collector, Faulty mains switch, repaired. 17:51, 24 November 2021 (UTC)
* Restock sandpaper supplies 20:36, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
* Make the 2021 rLab Xmas tree

Revision as of 10:42, 13 January 2022

File:Tree7 cropped.JPG
2021 Xmas tree for downstairs
File:DSC00497.JPG
New storage rack for metals
14th Century Rondel dagger replica
2020 Halloween lamp
2020 Halloween lamp
Trophy board made from old laser tube
Sci-fi Style lamp with rotating cylinders
rLab unified Dust extraction system
The new Metalworking Table
Giant Neon switchboard
File:Kinfe-hunting.JPG
Hand-forged Hunting Knife

Hi,

I'm Steve and I'm a director of rLab and I'm also running this wiki to provide information for people at rLab to refer to. I mostly work downstairs at rLab and I specialize in the metalworking tools, but I also have extensive experience in very high voltage electronic systems. I provide inductions on all of the metalworking kit at the lab, as well as some of the woodworking equipment and the laser cutter. I also run several workshops to help people get familiar with some of the equipment here, including use of the metal lathe, the forge, and the CNC milling machine. I sell some of the stuff I make at rLab on my Etsy store

Recently I've been focusing on working with the forge to improve my own skills and to teach basic knife making using traditional blacksmithing techniques. So far over 30 people have taken part in these workshops and made a very wide variety of items.

I can provide the following services to members in exchange for small fee, help on my own projects, or teaching me something I'm interested in.

  • CNC machining
  • Fabrication services
  • MIG or TIG welding


Major Projects in Progress

For me For rLab
  • Making a Hydraulic press to assist with using the Forge and making damascus steel
  • Document all inductions and get people willing to give them, special focus from me on the casting crucible

Odd jobs that need doing around the lab

For me For rLab
  • Make engineer's cube demo
  • New casting box
  • Improved Drill speeds sticker
  • Forge decals
  • Long focus laser lens system
  • New rubber pad to hold chisels into chisel rack
  • Overhaul pedestal grinder
  • Make plasma cutter torch stand-off
  • Make pressure test fittings for compressor
  • Make split and planar coils for induction heater
  • Sort out air lines, replace bad ones

Projects I'm considering for the future

For me For rLab
  • Large format 3D printer
  • 25Kw induction furnace
  • "Omega" Table
  • Wall mount PC
  • Acrylic Clock
  • Acrylic Lock
  • Giant wall clock
  • Wavey acrylic light fixture
  • House number monolith
  • Animated hertzsprung-russel diagram
  • Metal-block top table
  • Cloud chamber
  • Liquid nitrogen generator
  • Drill bit music box
  • Pencil turned globe
  • Cloisonne logo
  • Improved laser interface and control system including dual-trip limit switches
  • Machining assistance terminal
  • A 2" x 72" belt grinder
  • Vacuum resin impregnator
  • Mobile base for Bandsaw
  • New stand for the anvil
  • Fix up the jaccobs ladder
  • Rebuild the forge for larger capacity
  • P2 tiles
  • Develop machinist's hammer workshop
  • Develop welded side-table workshop
  • Boxford re-wire phase 3 (New LinuxCNC controller)
  • Boxford re-wire phase 4 (New front pannel)
  • Make wiki available as a Tor hidden service
  • Sort out blasting cabinet
  • Wall mount materials storage racks

Random Stuff

Projects completed

Major Projects

For me For rLab

Odds and Ends


  • Laser cutter Beam realigned, all mirrors and lens cleaned, rails cleaned and relubricated. 14:08, 3 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Realign lathe tailstock to remove taper 18:51, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Fix cable on heat gun 22:10, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Fix fence on bandsaw, remake and fit slider pad so it grips properly 22:10, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Readjust motor slides on drill press, lubricate and clean rails 17:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Modify old JET type filters to fit into Laguna air filter unit 16:37, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Re-dress tool rest bar on wood lathe 16:38, 10 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Rebuild record power SC-4 chuck, looks like someone was cranking it open a bit too hard. 22:41, 11 January 2022 (UTC)