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[[File:daggeroverview.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/rondeldagger|14th Century Rondel dagger replica]]
[[File:cslampupright.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/circularsawlamp|2020 Halloween lamp]]
[[File:lampupright.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/halloweenlamp|2020 Halloween lamp]]
[[File:P1070758.JPG|thumb|link=Project/LaserTrophy|Trophy board made from old laser tube]]
[[File:P1080337.JPG|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/scifilamp|Sci-fi Style lamp with rotating cylinders]]
[[File:Dustoverview.png|thumb|link=Project/Dustextraction|rLab unified Dust extraction system]]
[[File:Table left.jpg|thumb|link=Project/MetalTable|The new Metalworking Table]]
[[File:Switchboard4.jpg|thumb|link=User:Stever/Projects/Switchboard|Giant Neon switchboard]]
[[File:Kinfe-hunting.JPG|thumb|link=User:Stever/Bladesmithing/examples|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|workshops]] to help people get familiar with some of the equipment here, including use of the [[Workshops/Spinning top|metal lathe]] and the [[Workshops/bladesmithing|forge]]. I sell some of the stuff I make at rLab on my [https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LegionInteriors 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've also got a number of knives for sale that have been made as part of the workshops, they vary from tiny utility knives, through kitchen knives up to larger carving knives, please contact me if interested!
I also offer tuition on many of the metalworking tools beyond the basic induction level, and I offer basic fabrication and welding services if you have something that you'd like made but don't have the time to get inducted and practiced on the machines you'd need. If you're interested the please let me know and we can discuss what you need, I do charge for these services either as cash, or as a swap for help on projects of mine, or for teaching me something new that I want to learn!
== Major Projects in Progress ==
== Major Projects in Progress ==
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* Making a Hydraulic press to assist with using the [[Tools/forge|Forge]] and making damascus steel
 
* Document all [[induction|inductions]] and get people willing to give them, special focus from me on the [[Tools/castingcrucible|casting crucible]]
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* Make engineer's cube demo
* Make engineer's cube demo
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* Audit [[Tools/chemicalstore|chemical cupboards]]
 
* [[Tools/metallathe|Lathe]] chuck splash guard
* New casting box
* [[Tools/pillardrill|Drill]] speeds sticker
* [[Tools/forge|Forge]] decals
* Long focus [[Tools/laser|laser]] lens system
* New rubber pad to hold chisels into chisel rack
* Overhaul [[Tools/pedgrinder|pedestal grinder]]
* [[Tools/metallathe|Lathe]] major service and coolant change
* Make [[Tools/plasma|plasma cutter]] torch stand-off
* Clear out fire escape route
* Make pressure test fittings for [[Tools/compressor|compressor]]
* Recut 3-jaw chuck on [[Tools/metallathe|lathe]]
* Make split and planar coils for induction heater
* Check and change hacksaw blades
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* Large format 3D printer
* Large format 3D printer
* 15Kw induction furnace
* [[User:Stever/Projects/InductionHeater|25Kw induction furnace]]
* "Omega" Table
* "Omega" Table
* Wall mount PC
* Wall mount PC
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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
* Metal-block top table
* Metal-block top table
* Cloud chamber
* Liquid nitrogen generator
* Drill bit music box
* Pencil turned globe
* Cloisonne logo


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* Improved [[Tools/laser|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 [[Tools/bandsaw|Bandsaw]]
* Casting system for PLA sheets
* 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
* Metals rack for longer material
* 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
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== Random Stuff ==
== Random Stuff ==
* [[User:Stever/Notes/XFMRDesign]] Steve's notes on transformer design process
* [[User:Stever/Notes/Weldguide]] Which welding technique should I be learning?
* [[User:Stever/Notes/Weldguide]] Which welding technique should I be learning?
* [[User:Stever/Bladesmithing/examples]] Typical knives made during the [[Workshops/bladesmithing|bladesmithing workshop]]
* [[User:Stever/boxford/speedsnfeeds]] Tested Speeds and Feeds for the [[Tools/boxford|Boxford]]
 
* [[User:Stever/facilities/nb]]


== Projects completed ==
== Projects completed ==
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* Boxford re-wire phase 2 (New PSU and stepper drivers, limit switches)
* Boxford re-wire phase 2 (New PSU and stepper drivers, limit switches)
* Create [[Workshops/boxford|boxford workshop/induction]] process
* Create [[Workshops/boxford|boxford workshop/induction]] process
* Metals rack for longer material
* Casting system for PLA sheets
* [[Tools/metallathe|Lathe]] major service and coolant change, fit 2-Axis DRO with Mike-C
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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)
* [[Tools/laser|Laser cutter]] Beam realigned, all mirrors and lens cleaned, rails cleaned and relubricated. 14:08, 3 January 2022 (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)
* Realign [[Tools/metallathe|lathe]] tailstock to remove taper 18:51, 4 January 2022 (UTC)
* Change Z-axis motor on [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 22:07, 7 April 2021 (BST)
* Fix cable on heat gun 22:10, 5 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 fence on [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]], remake and fit slider pad so it grips properly 22:10, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
* Fix main roller door Ru & [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 13 April 2021 (BST)
* Readjust motor slides on [[Tools/pillardrill|drill press]], lubricate and clean rails 17:14, 6 January 2022 (UTC)
* Put down weedkiller on fire escape [[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)
* Fix limit switches to [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 16:51, 20 April 2021 (BST)
* Re-dress tool rest bar on [[Tools/woodlathe|wood lathe]] 16:38, 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)
* 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)
* Change filter on desoldering gun [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 11:00, 2 May 2021 (BST)
* Redressed [[Tools/pedgrinder|fine grinding wheel]] 08:55, 22 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)
* Resharpen all the blunt drill bits 11:48, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
* Clean bearings, clean mechanisms, deburr upper guard support rail, adjust tracking and blade lead on [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] 17:09, 7 May 2021 (BST)
* De-cobweb the CCTV cameras 08:18, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
* Clean and overhaul feed mechanism on 0.4mm [[Tools/ultimaker|3D printer]] 17:09, 7 May 2021 (BST)
* Fit spindle current gauge to [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] and readjust the spindle controller for better response and stability 17:56, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
* Design, build, install new rack for Ryobi tools in order to clear bench space 19:05, 9 May 2021 (BST)
* Fix failed table lock mechanism on [[Tools/tablesaw|table saw]] by re-making failed part 17:59, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
* Make prototype drill speeds sticker 18:16, 11 May 2021 (BST)
* Design and fit new feet to [[Tools/tablesaw|table saw]] 22:35, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
* 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)
* Change sanding disc on [[Tools/largelinisher|large linisher]] 13:58, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
* Make engraved brass plaque for the laser trophy 02:28, 23 May 2021 (BST)
* Get & fit working toilet roll holder for second toilet. 14:43, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
* Fix head cooling fan on 0.6mm [[Tools/ultimaker|3D printer]] 15:28, 1 June 2021 (BST)
* Tighten column clamp on [[Tools/pillardrill|pillar drill]] to reduce play, spindle bearings still require replacement 15:16, 20 February 2022 (UTC)
* Fit safety NVR switch to [[Tools/polishingwheel|polisher]] 19:29, 1 June 2021 (BST)
* Fit new 40T blade to the [[Tools/tablesaw|table saw]] 14:15, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
* Reorganise [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] storage cupboards and label 17:26, 4 June 2021 (BST)
* Replace left-hand side lid sensor on [[Tools/laser|Laser cutter]] 19:00, 10 March 2022 (UTC)
* Sort out collet set for [[Tools/boxford|boxford]] and get replacements to complete the range 22:27, 8 June 2021 (BST)
* Obtain and install new [[Tools/smalllinisher|small linisher]] 10:10, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
* Change [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] blade, clean and lubricate, adjust alignment and blade lead 21:55, 16 June 2021 (BST)
* Install new [[Tools/forge|forge linings]] (with the help of Andy-J and Andy-C) 22:37, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
* Change [[Tools/laser|laser]] lens 21:55, 16 June 2021 (BST)
* Adjust stability control on [[Tools/boxford|Boxford]] to remove oscillation 18:15, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
* Fit new pressure switch on [[Tools/compressor|compressor]], check pipework, test pressure relief valve 12:37, 17 June 2021 (BST)
* Redesign, reprint and fit replacement coolant line adaptor on [[Tools/metallathe|metal lathe]] 12:02, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
* Make, Fit drawers for Ryobi Rack 22:11, 22 June 2021 (BST)
* Fit new carpet strip on the flooring joins near the entrance, with Mike-M 13:08, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
* Fix light over front door 15:22, 29 June 2021 (BST)
* Fix one of the blue Scheppach vacuums by fitting new motor 14:54, 30 March 2022 (BST)
* Fix gearing on pyramid bender 14:42, 1 July 2021 (BST)
* Change blade on [[Tools/silhouettecameo4|vinyl cutter]], old one was chipped 14:43, 31 March 2022 (BST)
* Make a cart for the new [[Tools/AT260SPTPlanner|planer/thicknesser]] 14:55, 1 July 2021 (BST)
* Make new decal for [[Tools/forge|propane forge]] that reminds about basic settings 16:44, 1 April 2022 (BST)
* Clean and service workshop A/C, wow... so much dust.... 08:33, 14 July 2021 (BST)
* Relevelled bed on [[Tools/ultimaker|0.4mm printer]], cleaned and re-lubed the axis rods. 16:44, 1 April 2022 (BST)
* Clean, re-wax and realign [[Tools/bandsaw|bandsaw]] table 09:54, 15 July 2021 (BST)
* Change ceramic filter and empty solder capsule on [[Tools/desolderingstation|desoldering gun]] 19:08, 1 April 2022 (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)
* Fix [[Tools/electronicload|electronic load unit]] 15:58, 2 April 2022 (BST)
* Rebuild 3-jaw chuck 16:52, 26 July 2021 (BST)
* [[Tools/laser|Laser]] Cleaning, beam profile testing, tube realignment, beam path realignment, mirror replacement, lens replacement, filter replacement, bed leveling, focus testing and adjustment, relubrication. With Ru 17:12, 9 April 2022 (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)
* Replace sanding disc on large linisher 22:41, 10 April 2022 (BST)
* Make new drawer to hold air filters [[User:Stever|Stever]] ([[User talk:Stever|talk]]) 11:09, 16 August 2021 (BST)
* Adjust configuration on [[Tools/ultimaker|0.4mm printer]] to compensate for worn feed roller 22:20, 15 April 2022 (BST)
* Make new no.12 for the [[Project/KitchenClock|Kitchen clock]] 18:11, 18 August 2021 (BST)
* Make and fit another new coolant line adapter on [[Tools/metallathe|metal lathe]], trying PETg this time to see if that works better 22:20, 15 April 2022 (BST)
* Sort out weird artifacts on security cameras 4&6, loose connection on PSU. 05:59, 22 August 2021 (BST)
* Replace failing belts on [[Tools/pillardrill|drill press]] 12:18, 22 April 2022 (BST)
* Remove used needles from fire escape, think I got them all 12:42, 25 April 2022 (BST)
* Fix HDD issue on CCTV 15:23, 25 April 2022 (BST)
* Fix other blue Scheppach vacuum 15:13, 26 April 2022 (BST)

Latest revision as of 22:21, 27 April 2022

Major Projects in Progress

For me For rLab

Odd jobs that need doing around the lab

Status For me For rLab
In Progress
Eventually
  • Make engineer's cube demo

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

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)
  • Redressed fine grinding wheel 08:55, 22 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Resharpen all the blunt drill bits 11:48, 25 January 2022 (UTC)
  • De-cobweb the CCTV cameras 08:18, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Fit spindle current gauge to boxford and readjust the spindle controller for better response and stability 17:56, 26 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Fix failed table lock mechanism on table saw by re-making failed part 17:59, 27 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Design and fit new feet to table saw 22:35, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Change sanding disc on large linisher 13:58, 12 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Get & fit working toilet roll holder for second toilet. 14:43, 15 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Tighten column clamp on pillar drill to reduce play, spindle bearings still require replacement 15:16, 20 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Fit new 40T blade to the table saw 14:15, 21 February 2022 (UTC)
  • Replace left-hand side lid sensor on Laser cutter 19:00, 10 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Obtain and install new small linisher 10:10, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Install new forge linings (with the help of Andy-J and Andy-C) 22:37, 13 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Adjust stability control on Boxford to remove oscillation 18:15, 21 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Redesign, reprint and fit replacement coolant line adaptor on metal lathe 12:02, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Fit new carpet strip on the flooring joins near the entrance, with Mike-M 13:08, 23 March 2022 (UTC)
  • Fix one of the blue Scheppach vacuums by fitting new motor 14:54, 30 March 2022 (BST)
  • Change blade on vinyl cutter, old one was chipped 14:43, 31 March 2022 (BST)
  • Make new decal for propane forge that reminds about basic settings 16:44, 1 April 2022 (BST)
  • Relevelled bed on 0.4mm printer, cleaned and re-lubed the axis rods. 16:44, 1 April 2022 (BST)
  • Change ceramic filter and empty solder capsule on desoldering gun 19:08, 1 April 2022 (BST)
  • Fix electronic load unit 15:58, 2 April 2022 (BST)
  • Laser Cleaning, beam profile testing, tube realignment, beam path realignment, mirror replacement, lens replacement, filter replacement, bed leveling, focus testing and adjustment, relubrication. With Ru 17:12, 9 April 2022 (BST)
  • Replace sanding disc on large linisher 22:41, 10 April 2022 (BST)
  • Adjust configuration on 0.4mm printer to compensate for worn feed roller 22:20, 15 April 2022 (BST)
  • Make and fit another new coolant line adapter on metal lathe, trying PETg this time to see if that works better 22:20, 15 April 2022 (BST)
  • Replace failing belts on drill press 12:18, 22 April 2022 (BST)
  • Remove used needles from fire escape, think I got them all 12:42, 25 April 2022 (BST)
  • Fix HDD issue on CCTV 15:23, 25 April 2022 (BST)
  • Fix other blue Scheppach vacuum 15:13, 26 April 2022 (BST)