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Old 06-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #1841
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I need a huge man cave like that....congrats
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #1842
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:29 PM   #1843
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Robolab is in Turbo-mode, and I like it!



The roofbuilder has almost done. Here and there a little job to do.
I also think I'm not the most easy person to work for, but they all knew that before they started.

The heating is also in place, so I know I won't have cold feet during the winter.






Next week the rest of the floor will be placed.

The work-terrace is getting a view




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Old 06-25-2013, 09:14 PM   #1844
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:29 AM   #1845
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #1846
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:33 AM   #1847
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #1848
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Because I'm having so much fun making something with the uppermill, I bought me another one.
It's a Bosch GOF1600 CE Professional.




I bought this one to hang it under the table. So I don't need to switch it every time. To operate it easily, I made some kind of lift.
But I need to do some corrections, after thinking it through again.
The intention was that I could turn an inbus screw on the top of the table, and it would go up and down.
To operate the lift, I'm using a simple steel brake-cable of a bike.

These iron tubes I made and mounted.





I've sawn out a new piece of mdf and screwed it on the table. The 10mm thick volkern plate will also be mounted on top.



So this is the lift, but ho wit works, it's too complicated to explain.





Here you can see the steel cable through the foot of the mill.



It runs towards the lift, and gets back on the other side at the foot of the mill.



Here you can see everything, before it was mounted.



Here you can see the volkern plate where the mill is underneath. You can see the screw, with the wrench, to operate it completely.



So this is a quick way to change the mill.



I also made a lot of plates with holes in the centre, wich I can use depending on the diameter of mill I'm using.
I can tighten these with only 2 screws.



How the bottom looks.





It all works pretty good, but I'm not 100% satisfied of the table.
So I ordered some things to expand it...



I didn't work on my BMW or Polo for the moment, and I'll think this could be like this for a while.
The works on Robolab are going fast, so that's my priority now!
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:12 PM   #1849
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:45 AM   #1850
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #1851
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Nice work... yet 6 years and not complete? I was wondering as the years ticked away if you'd have to revisit some electronics choices and refab... and you did. I bet it'll be another 3 iPhone generation refabs before this is done.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:36 PM   #1852
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #1853
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Nice work... yet 6 years and not complete? I was wondering as the years ticked away if you'd have to revisit some electronics choices and refab... and you did. I bet it'll be another 3 iPhone generation refabs before this is done.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #1854
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #1855
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:59 AM   #1856
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The works on my workshop advanced so fast, but once the buildingholiday started, things came to a hold.
I've got many respect now for people who are building or re-building a house.

I'm at the point now that the biggest assholes are gone.
Sure, there are people in the building business who know their shizzle, but there are other ones...
After waiting more than 18 weeks for my windows and doors, everything was wind-closed.
Then the walls need to be plastered. Try to find someone who can do this 100% straight and tight...Fortunately, I found one, and he did a fantastic job!


After he left, I could start thinking about the set-up of the rest of the garage. So I came into action!
The wood for the closets has been delivered, and will be sawn later on this month.
The company who will do this became nuts of my demands, but hey, I'm paying them big bucks for it!
I want to use every square inch of my workshop.
The first wardrobe I'm going to make is the hardest one. Because I couldn't find a slider of 3m50, I made it myself.






The slider runs on 16 wheels, and has to keep straight with 20 bearings which run into a U-profile on the floor. Well, that's the thing I'm counting on. I put a lot of work into this, so I'm hoping it works.
In the meantime I've got a new friend, which keeps me company every day!







We call him Smelly
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:52 PM   #1857
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When I started this project, the challenge was to have a multifunctional garage and working space.
Every centimeter needs to have a purpose, NO lost edges or corners.
From the first day I had my approval, I started thinking how I could partition these 45mē as good as possible. First of all as a working space, but also to have a nice garage for the bimmer.
The big space you see now, will be divided into 2 by a rolling curtain (shutter). So it's perfectly possible to work in my workspace without damaging or soiling the car. And if I want, I can pull the shutter up, and have one big space.

In most of the garages I've seen, you put the car inside, and there's always some stuff next or in front of the car. In my opinion, that's lost space.
I refused that this would be the way in my garage, so I came up with this...


A sliding wall of 3m50, 1m80 and 60cm deep.
This wall needs to open very smoothly, and be stably enought so, once it's stashed, it couldn't fall.
But I knew there has tob e a catch...
And there was...Once it was finished, I stumbled upon the fact that the floor isn't 100% straight. So every time I slide from L to the R, it came 3-4mm out of place.
This couldn't be the case, so I made a pretty stable glider.


I tightened a big aluminium U on the floor, which holds an iron chassis from the closet.
As you can see I worked with bearings. And you also see I folded open U in the beginning.




So this is the closet/wall I'm talking about



Here she stands in the middle of my working space.






And here she is in the end of the working space.





When the architect started drawing he knew he had tot hink about this, so the door could open.



Here she's fully pullied out, and you can see it at the back. I'm going to finish this of with a thin plate.




And here she's again at her actual place in the garage part.

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Old 09-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #1858
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Amazing work Rob, i want to come visite once its finished. As a detailer and former TL bulb manufacturer i need to ask this, what kind of lighting are you using in your work space.
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:05 PM   #1859
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:29 AM   #1860
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Nice work as always robolop!

I understand what you did with your router (copymill) but I don't understand why you did it. Did you know that most plunge bases accept a key that allows for adjust when mounted to a table? It probably was included with your router kit. To show what I mean, see the bottom left of the second page: http://www.bosch-professional.com/gb...ofessional.pdf
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