Monday, 17 June 2013
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Early next week we intend to flat the bodywork ready to add the colour, lacquer and final polish later.
Had lots of practice masking up this car.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Have been taking engines to bits for the last few weeks. The college has many different engines to investigate. In Steve Gilbertsons room are these two special engines on left is a Sachs rotary workshop demonstration engine and on the right is an old inboard boat engine.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
I have just gone through the paperwork needed to evidence the skills learned as part of the Classic Car restoration course. Have sent a copy of it all by email to all my fellow students. Will try to find some time to add in my photos.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Monday, 29 April 2013
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Monday, 22 April 2013
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Link to word version of MAG welding test document.
With the end of term comes the opportunity to catch up on some of the paperwork. I have produced a pad saw handle, a sheet metal template and a block & stud to show the use of hands tools and equipment in motor vehicle engineering. This being a part of City & Guilds element of the course I need to evidence those skills. So now I need to photo my work and fill the form in. Will email into college later. Link to word version of City & Guilds doc
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
The man from MIRKA visited today. Got to see their range of sanding tools, polishing stuff and accessories in addition to their abrasives range. It was interesting to compare the electric with the air powered.
The electric random orbit sander was very quiet - it was easy to chat at the same time as using it. It worked off a 22v supply so no danger if the power lead were damaged.
The firm offer sanders with different amounts of orbit for different jobs - the finest had a 2.5mm orbit.
The polish compounds are clearly labelled so you can tell how coarse or fine they are. A great and simple idea that I wish some other companies followed.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
|SATA Spray gun cleaning|
Today we were visited by SATA. I knew they did spray guns and it was great to have them demonstrated. Before lunch we had a lecture about the company history, and the products. We got to use their gun wash machine, as pictured above. The standard of engineering is impressive. Everything just works.