Getting into the guts of the thing….an update.

It worked but only for a while. It looks like the commutator has worn down too much. Despite cleaning it up there was too much gap with between the mica insulators so it essentially acted as a rasp wearing down the carbon bushes which arced like crazy!! Now I could buy a new armature but … Continue reading Getting into the guts of the thing….an update.

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Getting into the guts of the thing

  Repairing our own tools can seem intimidating at first. Simply the idea of messing with something electrical can bring forth images of horror. But let’s face it as long as the tool isn’t plugged in nothing’s going to happen. Absolutely nothing. And the tool is already knackered so it’s not exactly like we could … Continue reading Getting into the guts of the thing

Modern preparedness philosophy part 11

 11.  Build a Documentation pack. You need to put together a documentation pack for the family and put one in every vehicle. This pack should include copies of important documents such as insurances, birth certificates licences etc. with simple encryption you can also store financial details and phone numbers. But most importantly you need to … Continue reading Modern preparedness philosophy part 11

Modern preparedness philosophy part 10

  10. Have a means of self-defence. You and only you are responsible for your safety and that of those you care about. In the UK having some knowledge of martial arts is really the way to go when considering personal security. But simple things like developing situational awareness and following the mantra “don’t do … Continue reading Modern preparedness philosophy part 10