Metal Whittling!

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Metal Whittling!

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Little winter project making railway line anvil. 9" grinder 4" grinder and some noisy discs and flap wheels.
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Make yourself a sand mould, melt some steel in your stove and pour it in - and away you go. :wink:

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That's a cute little Anvil Lexi! I'd love one of those :)
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Nice anvil, it will still be around long after we're all dead and gone, 'Time team' will find it in the year 3017 :)
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 28 Dec 2017, 14:33'Time team' will find it in the year 3017 :)



And mis-identify it as the shortest railway in the world!
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CitroJim wrote: 28 Dec 2017, 14:48
Gibbo2286 wrote: 28 Dec 2017, 14:33'Time team' will find it in the year 3017 :)



And mis-identify it as the shortest railway in the world!

Either that, or the beak of the great ironwood tree woodpecker!
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Either way it will certainly have some religious significance, possibly the ritual beating to death of non believers. :)
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Stuck for a place to dump this and this thread seems the most appropriate.



Manufacturing Morris engines.
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What an excellent video, thanks. You can almost smell the cutting oil. They didn't think too much about eye protection or skincare back then. I wonder what the reject rates were as tools wore during machining.

I think it was late 70s/early 80s when FIAT started advertising their FIRE (Fully Integrated Robitised Engine), when BL were probably making their engines in mostly the same way as Morris were in your clip. That went in the Uno excellent, you could walk down the street, point to a car and say "That's a Fiat, you know.....". Then along came the Strada, that car built by robots. They came in many bright colours - Strada Various.



BL caught up (if you believe this ... )

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Rushing quickly on, PSA Puretech made very differently - this from 2014:



One article I read said the Cylinder Head line employed 10 people per shift and churns out 350,000 engines per year. Assembly still uses real humans but lots of mechanical aids and automated steps.
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Richard_C wrote: 24 Apr 2018, 21:22 What an excellent video, thanks. You can almost smell the cutting oil. They didn't think too much about eye protection or skincare back then. I wonder what the reject rates were as tools wore during machining.


My dad was a steam fitter in the Doncaster locomotive works - never saw any of that when he worked there but frequently visited the shipyard he worked at later - with hindsight it was a deathtrap.
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I started work in January 62 at Blackstones in Stamford, they made large marine Diesel engines.
I did a six year apprenticeship covering everything from foundry to main build shop and finished up a milling machine setter/operator. The only safety equipment required in the machine shop was safety boots, no goggles, gloves etc.
Accidents were rare, you know the dangers and worked safely :rofl2:
And yes, I can still smell the place now, great times.

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