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Propagation of Sound

At distances large compared to the size of the source, sound intensity diminishes according to the inverse square law. This…

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Swann-Morton Scalpel

We all have a selection of different knives from the robust Stanley that is great for cutting tough material such…

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Lathe Tools

The tool that is held in a toolpost on the lathe cross-slide and which is feed into the rotating workpiece…

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Belt Drives

There are a number of ways to transmit power between two shafts, often to enable speed reduction and torque increase,…

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Sound Pressure Level – Decibels, Weightings and Abbreviations

When we measure noise level we normally measure the sound pressure level and express the result as something like 85dB(A)…

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Warco Lathe Stop

I've been using my Warco WM240B lathe for a number of years and although I'm not a great admirer or…

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Reduce any Overhangs

One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and so reduce the chance of chatter…

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Axminster Heavy Duty Flexible Shaft

Specification 190W continuously rated motor Variable speed (0-20,000rpm) - foot pedal control 970mm long flexible shaft Wall mounted hanger The…

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Glanze Profiling Tool

I bought this to use on the Warco WM240b lathe. The tool comes with a torx key, but no space…

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Plasti Dip for Tool Handles

I bought this pair of pliers at the boot fair for a really low price of just 25p. The quality…

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