Emco Unimat 3

March 31, 2016 Nigel 0

I’ve been using this lathe for the past 32 years. This is what I learnt to turn on and all those years on it is still in use on a very regular basis to machine [more…]

Boley Watch Makers Lathe

March 31, 2016 Nigel 0

The tiny etched brass plaque on the box. This is a 6.5mm lathe made by G. Boley, established in Germany in 1870. To give you an idea of just how small this lathe is the [more…]

Titebond Original

March 28, 2016 Nigel 0

Type – Aliphatic Resin Interior use only Initial Tack time 30 mins Fast set – shortens clamp time Bonds stronger than wood Excellent heat and solvent-resistance Excellent sandability Unaffected by finishes Versatile – bonds wood, [more…]

Adhesive Terminology

March 28, 2016 Nigel 0

How could we not have a page that lists and describes all of the terms associated with glue (adhesive) on a website of this name….. Adhesion – The state in which two surfaces are held [more…]

kestag 1636 end mill

Maykestag End Mill

March 28, 2016 Nigel 0

I was at a car boot fair wandering around and came across a stall selling tools. In a small tray there were a few milling cutters and one of them was this distinctive cutter – [more…]