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Post  chas12154 on Mon 26 Jan 2015, 1:07 am

Hi all, as some of you will know, Im about to build a 2" Burrell. At present, my workshop contains boxes to tools and rubbish that I need to get sorted. We moved here in August last year. Im hoping someone out there can help me with buying the basics for workshop, such as workbenches, shelving etc.
Ive been looking in various places online, to be honest, its a bit of a minefield! So much to chose from, different companies and models.
Can anyone give me some idea of what to buy?

Charlie

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Post  Big Al on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 5:17 am

In addition to the normal vice, good set of BA spanners, fine files etc get a set of metal forceps that the hospital use to put stitches in and some tweezers. some of the parts are very small and require to be fitted in small spaces, so the forceps are useful to hold nuts etc. Unless of course you have a small child under the age of one, with tiny hands, who understands the intricacies of engineering and a full vocabulary!

Also a large plastic tray, like you can get from a garden centre, lined with a cloth. Then if you build the kit in the tray and drop a nut or small piece, it doesn't bounce and fall on the floor dissappearing amongst all the other crap on the floor.

Oh and I forgot, a large box of plasters.

Good luck! it's worth it

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Post  chas12154 on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 5:57 am

Thanks Big Al, thats some useful ideas there. I've been reading about the plasters!!! That a good idea about the tray, would never of given a thought till I'd dropped and lost a part. I have big chunky fingers so forceps and tweezers will be must buy. I've placed my order this morning, so in a few month, when I've got things sorted, I'll be starting my build, and become a full member of this 2" club.

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Post  Steve H on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 10:31 am

Magnetic dish is a good idea as well
Steve H Very Happy

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Post  chas12154 on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 1:46 pm

Hi Steve, thanks for your reply. My list of things is growing each time I come on here!! I've been reading other posts, and writing things down that I need. I'm coming to the conclusion, that my workshop is going to cost just as much as the engine will!!! Having to start from scratch with workshop equipment, its going to be a a fun few years, but not so much fun for my wallet!!

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Post  made-in-england on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 1:04 pm

Hi Charlie,

I am a 2" Burrel'er in Winchester. Best of luck with your build..

Can I recommend a trip to MachineMart on Portswood Rd in Soton for some cheap and reasonable quality tools..



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Post  chas12154 on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 10:59 pm

Hi made-in-england, thanks very much, thats a good idea. I have brought items from MachineMart in the past. I will take a look and see what I can find.
How far are you into your build?

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Post  lynnr on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 12:38 am

I built Crystal using a halfords tool case costing 90
A soft face hammer, extra set of imp and metric spammers 20
And a few other assorted tools about 150
Grinder 60

You don't need to go overboard.

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Post  chas12154 on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 1:11 am

Hi lynnr, I think Im just going to get the basic set of tools and get things as I need them.
Thanks for your reply and I think your right, no need to buy things I might not need.

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Post  Steve H on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 3:13 am

Morning Charlie,
All I have used so far for my build has been the following and in Brackets where I got them from:
Dremel (Local B&Q)
Needle Files ( Cromwell Tools)
Metric Nut spinners these fit BA Nuts as well (Local Model Shop)
BA Spanners (Ebay)
Tweezers (Local Model Shop)
Needle nose pliers
Mini mole grips
Small screwdrivers
De- burring tool (Cromwell Tools)
Small Files Assorted
Cutting Board (Local Model Shop)
Soft Faced Hammer(Cromwell Tools)
Small hammer
Magnetic tray (Pinched from work)
Battery Drill and assorted bits
Small model clamps(Wilkinsons)
MAGNET because you will drop something i can guarantee:evil: Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

The only other thing you will need is patience and hours of enjoyment cheers

Regards
Steve H Very Happy

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Post  chas12154 on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:41 am

Hi Steve, thats some list! Thanks for your help, once again Very Happy Ive been reading, other mail, on here, getting tips and logging them all down. The 2" bunch of builders are a helpful lot lol!

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Post  made-in-england on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 12:49 pm

Hi Charlie,

Sorry for the slack response.. I don't check here very often..

I have all my kits and am on the way to having it out at its first rally later this year.

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Post  chas12154 on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 10:57 pm

Hi Will
Hope all goes well with your first year rallying. I'm hoping one day I'll be where you are now.

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