Copper Flower

May 7, 2018 Nigel 0

This job started with an old copper kettle and a 2″ diameter piece of mild steel. This shows the 2″ piece of mild steel sat on the bench and waiting to be turned. This was [more…]

Slider Crank Linkage

May 6, 2018 Nigel 0

The slider crank is common in steam engine design as it removes the side forces from the piston and from the connecting rod that is sealed by the gland as it passes into the cylinder. [more…]

Draper General Pliers

May 2, 2018 Nigel 0

A general use pair of pliers. These are quite small in size which makes them great for a household toolset. The quality is ok, not great, but not shocking. The handles have a nice feel [more…]

“If I Had a Hammer”

April 18, 2018 Nigel 0

The hammer collection has definitely crept up on me… Now I’ve got to the point where I’m balancing one on another and I keep looking out for them at car boot fairs, they can be [more…]

Low Profile Clamp

April 2, 2018 Nigel 1

This clamp idea came about as I wanted to machine a large plate that was too large for the milling vice. I thought that two pieces of bar stock, clamped to the table with compliance [more…]

Watchmakers Finger Plate

March 22, 2018 Nigel 0

I’ve seen a few of these on different websites, Instagram, Pinterest and I thought I would make one as they look useful for clamping workpieces. I started with a piece of 1/4″ thick mild steel, [more…]