Revamp of the metal lathe

The X and Y slides on our metal lathe have been a bit wobbly as of recent. So Alex took it apart:   And it was found that the various gibs their surfaces where not quite as flat as they should be. So we used the Abene metal mill as a grinder:  We stole the…

Stiff Ball Valves

We’re improving our dust-control. This sees us connecting the various machines up to a central dust and chip separator and vac-shop. But we needed some sort of valves; so we do not waste precious flow capacity on machines that are not in use. Unfortunately the PVC ball valves we got where very stiff (especially when…

Progress !

Lots of progress in the welding area (since our last post — https://makerspaceleiden.nl/index.php/2018/07/21/vuurhoek/) ! We now have a working ventilation system; power; air, TIG, MIG and electric-arc welding all back & working.