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my purchases from w16

Post by mark270981 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:11 am

I was on the prowl for a few things at W16, well I've had 2 delivered and installed.

Falach 50 briquette maker
Shark 53 wood shredder

Absolutely amazing and the workshop is far far cleaner for it now too.

Hopefully a fully enclosed system, we have a couple of issues with extractor blocking up internally if we are using the shredder extensively- however I have a fix for that next week which involves adding baffles inside the extractor itself

See below for the video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JlYdBvW9maE

I have my other machine delivered in a couple of weeks so will post that up then.
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Post by woodsmith » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:05 am

Looks great. Can you use the machine with ply and MDF?
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Post by jake » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:38 am

Proper kit - onwards and upwards as ever Mark. I imagine the green credentials will be a valuable marketing angle to your corporate client base too.

Wood-pellet boiler on the way or are you going to sell them?

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Post by mark270981 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:03 am

Thanks Jake.

The shredder will literally chew through anything, it has what is called a screen which is basically a perforated piece of metal that has In this case 10mm holes - the wood is chewed up until it fits through the sieve! This then extracts into the briquette maker.

The briquette maker basically uses big hydraulic ram which squeezes the shavings dust etc together, this uses the timbers moisture content as the binding agent.

In terms of pure MDF dust, it's ok and is a little bit crumbly however we mix it with everything and it's perfect. Plywood is fine in its entirety. The one it struggles with is MR dust due to its dry content.

We already have a wood burner so throw it into there.

I don't buy anything I can't pay for cash out of my account , I choose not to on a couple of occasions, as money is cheap to borrow. I financed the shredder because I feel that can act as a direct replacement for skips, I know you may think that is strange but we tend to throw stuff in the skips that can't fit in the fire. So now we can throw everything in the fire.

The work environment is now cleaner, safer and more efficient.

Once all the new machines are installed we are going to be marketing again and I will be including the wood recycling bit very much so as it is a massive selling point.
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Post by senior » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:54 am

you seem to have your business mojo back. How have you turned it around.
I'm sick and tired of it and loath everyday with a passion.
Have a look at my facebook page and leave a comment or two.
Or browse my website Hand made kitchens Essex

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Post by mark270981 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:28 am

Woke up one day and thought I need to change this

Sat down worked out what I needed to do to make the place better

Went out and made it happen, still working on it now, small improvements everyday keeps me interested.

I'm also investing outside of the business which gets me out the office too!
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Post by tusses » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:58 am

I wondered where you were Mark !
Playing with new toys is a good answer ! lol

Bob .. I know it's stupidly easier said than done, :-( ,
but like Mark said, you need to go chill somewhere and think out a solution.

Wifey and I are both self employed, and going though the "What can we do" bit now.
Even just starting to think about it positively, lifts the spirits a bit.

Small steps .. each one forward :-)

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Post by karl » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:26 pm

Nice one Mark - that shredder looks pretty, er, scary..... Then again I remember seeing something much larger on tv once. Shredded telegraph poles etc iirc.

I'll call in sometime.

Cheers

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Post by york33 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:27 am

I've been missing your weekly new machinery posts :-)

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Re: my purchases from w16

Post by jfc » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:10 am

Top bit of kit !

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