Services for Brough Superior motorcycles and their contemporaries
Workshop main page last update: 07/2005
Now, this is my workshop! It is only 25 m^2 big, and is in
the basement, so I cannot accommodate very big tool machines I am afraid.
Not everything is in the state I would like it to be. The problem is time; either you do some work or you improve the workshop; I always try to find a viable compromise...
|To start with, we need a little drilling machine. I make do with a cheap
far-eastern one, but at least it has double pulley gearing giving a speed
range from 200 to 2000 rpm.
I intend to upgrade it with a variable speed drive in the near future...
|On the ironwork bench, there is also some grinding and polishing
Nothing to be very proud of, indeed, but better than nothing at all.
|But I am proud of my little Robling
Thanks to the frequency converter I have installed, it runs from 5 to 2000 rpm, and I have a lot of accessories that make it quite versatile. But please do not ask how long I took to organise all of these in an acceptable way....
|Of course we need some materials, as I do not have any engineering
supplies around the corner.
Hex bar in stainless and in imperial
dimensions, bearing bronze and a lot of odds and sods - throwing anything
away is giving me a hard time!
|For the above mentioned reason, I do also keep a stock of imperial and metric nuts and bolts.
|For cutting a piece off from the above materials, I use a cheap far-eastern band saw. I nearly fell for a good old German one recently, but it was a bit too big...
|But now, this is my BABY: A Deckel FP1
I bought it in a pretty sorry state and spent a few months refurbishing it and organizing all the necessary accessories.
|6/2005: The FP1 is a lovely little machine, and I have made many nice bits with it. But for some jobs, it is just a trifle too small! I am not sure how to accommodate two milling machines, but I have now bought an FP2.
|As you need a few precision ground bits when building an engine from
scratch, I also bought myself an old Fortuna
cylindrical grinding machine. Alas, this is still a full restoration
1/2003: Now I have finally started to work on this!
|11/2002: I have now added a coil winding machine to my stable!
|12/2002: Thanks to ebay, I have now
replaced my DIY store grinders with a decent AEG grinder. In fact a bit on
the hefty side (grinding wheels 12" dia. x 2" wide) but it runs so smoothly!
It has 1.5 kW power, but is half as noisy as the 350W Taiwanese one!
|If all of the above fails, I take the odd bit to the place where I work.
This is only the lathe section, but we have got milling machines as well...
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