Glass Alcohol Burner

April 30, 2016 Nigel 0

I’ve had this glass methylated spirits burner for around 10 years and I use it regularly when I need to heat a larger than normal part for soldering. The body and top is made from [more…]

Precision Tool Vice

April 24, 2016 Nigel 0

I have a heavy duty 3″ wide Soba machine vice, great for general use. However, I often want a small precise vice to hold some of the smaller parts that I make. After much searching [more…]

V Blocks

April 24, 2016 Nigel 0

Using a V-block to clamp the piston of my rotary engine to drill the gudgeon pin hole. As there were 5 pistons to drill exactly the same I set up the V-block and clamped it [more…]

Soba Vice

April 23, 2016 Nigel 0

I was at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition and looking for a heavy vice for my milling machine (Amadeal XJ12-300). There are a lot of cheap vices around and you can find them starting at [more…]

Wavy Parallels

April 23, 2016 Nigel 0

A box of 9 pairs of wavy parallels. Select a pair of parallels of the correct height, place in the vice. These are not placed correctly – best to arrange them as a mirrored pair [more…]

Proxxon Cut off/mitre saw KGS 80

April 17, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification 220 – 240V  200W  50/60 Hz 4,000 rpm Base with round table of highly stable, die-cast alu, with CNC milled fittings and slides. Table size 230 x 230mm. Weight 6kg. Consult the table for [more…]

TiN End Mill

April 16, 2016 Nigel 0

I needed some new end mills as I managed ot break an 8mm one last week – quite frankly I was being heavy handed and had not tightened up some of the traverses as well [more…]

Deluxe Materials Roket Rapid

April 10, 2016 Nigel 0

A high quality instant glue. High quality, triple-distilled variety for the best adhesion to a wide variety of materials. Perfect for most applications this the medium thickness formula. Supplied in a Fluorocarbon treated bottle for [more…]