Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 0

End Mill A milling cutter that is used mainly to machine on the side of the cutter and so used to profile a part. End mills do not tend to have a clearance cutting edge [more…]


August 11, 2018 0

An iron-based alloy containing carbon, and other alloying elements eg manganese. Steel contains anywhere between 0.2% carbon for soft wire and sheet steel and 1.5% carbon for cutting tools. A work in progress as I [more…]

Axminster AWVFS Variable Speed Fretsaw

August 11, 2018 0

I’ve been looking around for a jigsaw/fretsaw/scroll saw for some time. I need one for occasional use and this is what I ended up with. Specification Cuts per Minute 700-1,700 Max Depth of Cut: 28mm [more…]

Picard Planishing Hammer

July 29, 2018 0

Precisely ground and hardened, hand-forged, steel head with highly polished tips mounted on a hickory handle to provide the right weight and balance. Made in Germany. Round Faces Flat Face 25mm diameter Round Domed Face [more…]

Propagation of Sound

July 29, 2018 0

At distances large compared to the size of the source, sound intensity diminishes according to the inverse square law. This is relatively simple to reliably calculate, provided the source is small and outdoors where no [more…]