What are you up to in the workshop?

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  1. Bog Man

    Bog Man Well-Known Member

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    Byrne’s of Burnside engineering are neighbors of ours and would have walked across our farm to primary school . They now employ over a 1000 people and have a factory in Pennsylvania with a lot of spin off subcontracting factory’s doing specialist work for them . Paddy has written a book and Tommy is writing one. Their children and grandchildren are now running the various businesses and are fluent in many languages. Paddy learned Japanese in his fifties and now must be in his eighties and has retired many times . They have managed to compete with companies in low wage economies by being very efficient and having high standards. They expanded during the recession and are still building factories.
    https://pbmachinetech.ie/book/index.html

    https://burnside-eurocyl.com/

    http://www.burnsidehyd.ie/
     
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  2. MF30

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    Kellys precision engineering is related to Burnside also, had a tour of the factory a few years ago and was mightily impressed.
     
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  3. Bog Man

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    I think he might be a son in law of one of them .
     
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    MF30 Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
     
  5. bagenal

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    Tut tut Bog Man, you forgot the Tullow operation :whistle:https://burnsideautocyl.com/
     
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  6. Bog Man

    Bog Man Well-Known Member

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    Traffic jams in Tullow when the shifts change.
    Renting a few sheds in Fenagh as well
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  7. Bog Man

    Bog Man Well-Known Member

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    Was working on the head of the combine and came across a problem and the answer was rev nuts The machine for putting them in was €80 . Seen as After more than forty years at machinery and up to this morning I never came across the problem before I will have a think about it .
    New word of the day Rev Nut .
     
  8. JohnBoy

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    Bad news.

    Your word is riv nut, not rev

    As in rivet nut
     
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  9. MF30

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    They’re actually quite handy for non accessible areas but the problem is if they work loose, the hole they’re in gets bigger. Another squeeze of the gun might tighten them. But otherwise to replace them the old one needs to be drilled out. Trying to drill a rivnut out while it’s spinning in its housing is another challenge, however...
     
  10. hanixman

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    The nutserts going live in the holes is a right pain iv been trying out some hex nutserts this last while they are a mighty job it must be said same gun is used to fit them aswell
     
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    8828F442-749C-4552-BA55-CB502DEFC3C8.jpeg Only this evening I realised there’s a connection between tanaka and hikoki? Or maybe it’s just the parts are the same...
     
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  12. massey 6480

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    Lad`s what`s the best way of repairing a rusty steel bumper . 90% of it is perfect . Has a few holes in it but steel around is sound . Cut out and weld in new steel or is there a filler i could use .
     
  13. JohnBoy

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    What's it on? How thick is the steel? How good a job do you want to do.

    Cornflakes box and isopon or welding and grinding, really just depends how good you want it.
     
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    Truck bumper 2mm / 2.5mm thick . Doesnt need to be perfect but don`t want to do a half ass job on it .
     
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    Cut and weld, grind with flap wheel, paint with truck bed liner
     
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    That`s kind of what i was thinking . Just hoped there might be an easier way . The easiest way of all i suppose is a new bumper but thats e750 :cry:
     
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    What brand/model truck is it on?
     
  18. massey 6480

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    Volvo fl6 it`s no spring chicken now it`s 22 yrs old .
     
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    I had a 96 Fl great truck :Thumbp2:should have kept it,sold it for cash and bought a vw touran for the mrs,shit car that could get stuck on a banana skin.
     
  20. massey 6480

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    This truck is here since new . Has given little to no trouble just age is catching up with it now .
     
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    Silage tape and just pretend it isn't there!
     
  22. jc1160

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    have a look on the Würth website, they have a range of them on there. Think they have them in small pack quantities if you didn’t get sorted this morning!
     
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  23. Bog Man

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    Paul in Deoval had them but it may have been his private supply for his rally car .
     
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    Not the workshop but not to far away
     
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    What make are the rails?

    Did some of my parlour setting an angle iron as a guide,wish I’d done all of it that way.
     

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