Need more wooden blocks

Thought I’d take these large wooden blocks out to the garage as they’re on longer propping up a large set of cupboards in the house. This is what happened next:

Drove up there with no trouble, need a better ramp.

Hopefully next time I’ll be driving in the mud…

3D Printing

Having borrowed the 3D printer, I used it to print out a cup holder for a Fiat Spider 124:

This next video was taken at too low a frame rate, about 1 frame ever 15 seconds;

This was a successful build:

The finished product:

Needless to say the print didn’t come out perfectly scaled… so the bit that is meant to snap into the car was too small and didn’t work.

The Elvetham

This is the stately home that is now a hotel where my Sister in law will be getting married next week. The pictures don’t reveal much, just nice images.

Prop shaft UJ

I have been able to hear that something was not right for a while now, the other day I investigated further and found that a UJ was no longer serviceable.

Checking play in the UJ
New UJ is in the post..

Borrowed 3D printer

Last night I borrowed a friends 3D printer. Today I set it up, levelled the table and inserted the filament. Had the SD card with the software not been corrupted, I’d likely be printing something now.

Deposited on the bench.

New Inner wing

I have replaced my old rusting steel inner wing with a secondhand sheet of aluminium.

I pinched some aluminium boxes out of a skip, sliced them up and used this sheet aluminium to make this inner wing. I traced around my old one, made it longer, so protect the bulkhead foot well better and boom. The above was born, recycled.

Seat mods

Today I tested out putting some 2″ timber under the seat to see what it’s like. I’ve felt that the seat was a touch low for some time (Months) now. Then decided that if I was going to raise the base that the back will have to change. I want to make the seat back mow shallow to fit tighter against the rear bulkhead, giving me more leg room.

Removal of all brackets etc
Pulling the staples out of the faux leather.