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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 can provide more advanced tuition on some of the metalworking equipment, but I do charge for this.

Major Projects in Progress

For me For rLab
  • Making a Hydraulic press to assist with using the Forge and making damascus steel
  • Fitting low coolant level warning system for Lathe
  • Document all inductions and get people willing to give them, special focus from me on the boxford and casting crucible
  • New cart for horizontal bandsaw

Odd jobs that need doing around the lab

For me For rLab
  • Make engineer's cube demo
  • Make engraved brass plaque for the laser trophy
  • Audit chemical cupboards
  • Lathe chuck splash guard
  • New casting box
  • Drill speeds sticker
  • Forge decals
  • Create documentation for hardness tester
  • Long focus laser lens system
  • Re-engineer the bandsaw upper blade guide height adjust handle
  • New rubber pad to hold chisels into chisel rack
  • Overhaul pedestal grinder

Projects completed

Major Projects

For me For rLab

Odds and Ends

  • Second 3D induction sticky Stever (talk) 14:13, 28 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Sort out power switch on router - No fault found, cleaned and returned to service Stever (talk) 15:04, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • Fixed materials test oven, fitted new fan and motor. Stever (talk) 18:05, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Fitted dust cap for oven fan Stever (talk) 09:51, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • New "1" numeral for the kitchen clock Stever (talk) 12:26, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Set up member's gallery display on big screen in main room. Stever (talk) 15:52, 27 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Fitted new LED lights in main upstairs room. Stever (talk) 07:44, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Make storage drawer for linisher belts. Stever (talk) 10:24, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Reinstate thermal safety system on the MIG welder. Stever (talk) 15:38, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix random-orbital sander Stever (talk) 15:22, 28 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Fit new lathe toolpost, make new shadowboard and install. Stever (talk) 13:25, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix Z-home function on the laser cutter. Stever (talk) 18:20, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix belt tension retaining bolts on drill press Stever (talk) 16:33, 16 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Install new 0.4mm nozzle on 3D printer Stever (talk) 08:08, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix blockage in laser air system and install new lens
  • Sharpen all the blunt drill bits Stever (talk) 10:10, 3 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Fix metal lathe powerfeed lever oil seal Stever (talk) 17:06, 23 October 2019 (UTC)
  • Fit a new blade on the bandsaw, fix blade tension scale, re-do tracking and blade lead. Stever (talk) 12:04, 28 October 2019 (UTC)

Projects I'm considering for the future

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  • Large format 3D printer
  • 15Kw induction furnace
  • "Omega" Table
  • Wall mount PC
  • Acrylic Clock
  • Acrylic Lock
  • Giant wall clock
  • Sawblade spiral lamp
  • Improved laser interface and control system including dual-trip limit switches
  • Make new shelves for Kitchen
  • Put feet and wheels on the wood lathe Table
  • Machining assistance terminal
  • A 2" x 72" belt grinder
  • Vacuum resin impregnator
  • Mobile base for Bandsaw
  • Casting system for PLA sheets
  • Demagnetizer
  • New stand for the anvil
  • New shelves for the north wall downstairs
  • Fix up the jaccobs ladder
  • Rebuild the forge for larger capacity
  • P2 tiles

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