Plans for New Models

October 23, 2016 Nigel 0

Autumn is here and it is time to plan for a model to make over winter. Lots of weekends and cold dark evenings in the workshop. So lets have a look at the different plans, [more…]

Evo Stik Wood Glue

October 16, 2016 Nigel 0

This is a PVA wood glue. This is the glue that you can buy in most DIY shops. This is a good general purpose wood glue that is also great for craft and hobby work. [more…]

Titebond II

October 16, 2016 Nigel 0

This is the water-resistant version of the original Titebond glue that I reviewed some time ago. What is interesting is that it has been on the shelf and in use alongside the Titebond original and [more…]

Gorilla Glue

October 16, 2016 Nigel 0

This is not your ordinary glue. Warning labels on the bottle say to be careful and not to get it on skin or clothes. According to the information this will glue: stone, metal, ceramics, glass, [more…]

File Handles

October 16, 2016 Nigel 0

I must admit that in the past I have used a file to just remove an edge from a part rotating in the lathe and it has grabbed and pushed the file back into my [more…]

Carbide Roughing Endmill

October 15, 2016 Nigel 0

An afternoon at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. The event this year, 2016, was rather quieter than last year and did not feel like it had the number of stands or models. I did go [more…]

Warco WM240B

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

It has taken me months of looking and comparing lathes to get to the point where I ordered this lathe. I looked at the Quantum lathes and on paper they look great, but when I [more…]

Proxxon Bench Circular Saw FKS/e

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification 220 – 240V motor, 50/60Hz. Electronic speed control, with feedback effect, for speeds of 4,400 – 6,800rpm. Overall size: 300 x 262 x 170mm (without extension wing). Weight approx. 5.2kg. Table size: 295 x [more…]

Proxxon Bench Circular Saw KS 230

October 8, 2016 Nigel 0

Specification Machined, die-cast aluminium table of 160 x 160mm. Super cut blade 58mm dia., 80 teeth, individually set and sharpened, is included. Quiet, high performance 230V motor for prolonged use. Graduated mitre stop. Base of [more…]

Stuart 10V

October 2, 2016 Nigel 0

I made this model from castings over 35 years ago when I was 14. Most of the machining was done on a Unimat 3 lathe and milling machine. The Unimat 3 is a tiny lathe [more…]