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RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 04-01-2023

Hi All, A short week again due to the recurring Covid symptoms that many people seem to be suffering from! Monday I started the rewire of the British Legion Hall which is about to become my brothers workshop, Then a blur of headaches, stiff necks etc followed by a very productive friday whence I fitted the over run clutch to the fordson, and stripped and painted my new machine lamp for the Harrison millimg machine. In all we are moving forward, unlike the weather which has regressed to wet and cold! All we need is a couple of good drying days and we will be grass cutting!

Phil, It is wet and cold in East Yorkshire!

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 04-08-2023

Hi All,

This week I get to redecorate a machine lamp for the Harrison Mill, and a main switch for the legion rewire job. As usual we have a tidy up midweek, and then spend Friday removing the old fencing in the field The weather was not kind to us this week, we had two days of beutifull sunshine and were all set to give the tractor and topper its first outing on Wednesday, and it rained! we need about three days of clear breezy weather to get out and cut it! It will happen,but it needs to  be soon as it is slowly beginning to grow.
Phil, April showers in East Yorkshire

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 04-15-2023

Hi All, A week of field work and a lot of rain means that the grass will be growing, but too wet to cut! We are assaulted by wild dogs, and I get in the machine lamp rebuild as well! All in all, a productive week, and got to meet a new friend called Noah who is into boatbuilding and wildlife preservation! Have a look at Carl Wilsons channel where he is refurbing a Harrison milling machine with an identical lovolite. A true perfectionist!
Phil, In biblically wet East Yorkshire

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 04-22-2023

Hi All, The Fordson comes into its own, and proves how tough it is! after an hour or so of clearing brambles the engine sounds sweet as a nut, the oil pressure and temperature are rock solid, and she is not smoking from the exhaust, it was always a good starter, but after an afternoons working it seems to be even better, The hydraulic leak has dissapeared and everything works as it should. I am beggining to understand how to set up the topper, and we have decided that after we have cleared all the brambles, we will drop it down a notch and do another cut, weather permitting of course.
Phil, and warm and wet East Yorkshire.

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 04-30-2023

Hi All, A short showery week, but we made inroads into having useful and reliable machinery to use in the field! I find a major problem( but easily solved) with the throttle set up on the Toro tractor, and the dodgy clutch is fixed to perfection! I fit (another) new starter, and various other problems which have shown up during "field trials". Then we finish the framing and boarding on the trailer, but first we fix the puncture!
Windy and wet in East yorkshirewith even a few snowflakes!

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 05-13-2023

Hi All, I was off sick with my non covid ailment again, could be the OSR pollen which fills the air at the moment, or could be just hay fever, there is a high pollen count at the moment, and it always makes me flu-ish for a couple of days! I get the wiring of the mains to disboards finished in the "shed" at Cambrai Covers, and then Friday I get to spend some time in the workshop, and make a start on the latest machine lamp!
Phil, in wet and windy (again) East Yorkshire.

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 05-13-2023

This is last weeks video, I must not have posted  it correctly! Heres a repost!

Hi All, A good week of field work including pulling stumps and removing the much hated snowberry! Weather has been good till Friday when the heavens opened Thursday night, and it just kept rainind. After a hot and humid afternoon the heavens opened for a 20 minute downpour early evening. Keith was getting ready for Angelas trip to Germany to judge at a dog show, so we scrapped all thoughts of getting any usefull work done on Friday, and I went off to the Electrical wholesalers with my bro to get the gear to wire the shed, or as mike calls it, The British legion Hall Keith and Angela will return Monday afternoon, so we will be back at it Tuesday, but the weather doesnt look good!
Phil, in rainy steamy East Yorkshire!

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 05-20-2023

Hi all! Another week of mainly field work with a quick few repairs in the workshop, the Toro tractor is running well now and although the exhaust comes off at one point, it is an easy repair, and also a permanent one!the only problem now is the self closing throttle, which is a pain, and it still tends to set off a bit suddenly as the clutch is released, more adjustment needed, but it is doing really good work at the moment! We get a bit of a surprise when we look into one of our unused tin sheds!! We have given the bramble area another closer cut and also the grass, and all is looking really good, we haven't finished yet,, but the end is in sight!
Phil, in cloudy but hot East Yorkshire.

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 05-27-2023

Hi all! Another week of fun and Jollity in the blazing sun!, we have a burn, and then start to prepare the new dog run it the field, it is all beginning to take shape and become tidy, although the battle with the spring growth is ongoing the whole place looks so much better. We willl finish the new kennel block next week, and then it is back onto the remaining clearing of the brambles near the entrance and up the hill! Another few weeks and I can crawl back into the workshop and lick my wounds! Actually, both physically and mentally I feel so much better than I was a few months ago!
Phil, in very warm and sunny East Yorkshire

RE: My week this week! My workshop videos! - hermetic - 06-03-2023

Hi all! A week of persistent breakdowns, caused by lack of maintenance, misuse and general daftness on my part! I had a feeling the Fordson radiator was leaking again, and as I was cutting the grass with it it began to overheat slightly, and then the governor failed!! Unfortunately when a Simms vacuum governor fails, the pump suddenly goes flat out and gives the engine as much fuel as it can! So the engine goes to max revs, a huge cloud of black smoke comes out of the exhaust. I grabbed the stop button and when all had come to a halt, started it again with the same result! nothing to do but leave it in the middle of the field and go and order the parts. We got it fixed and fitted the new radiator, but it started on three cylinders,, and sounded a bit rough, but came onto 4 as soon as I drove it and remained on 4 even at tickover. Time will tell if there is any permanent damage, and if there is, I will fix it! Phil