Silver Steel Cutting Speeds

February 5, 2017 Nigel 0

The recommended cutting speed for silver steel is 15 to 25m/min Using this speed I’ve created the following table of cutting speeds: Diameter of material [mm] Spindle speed [rpm] Roughing Spindle speed [rpm] Finishing 3 [more…]

Palm Dead Blow Hammer

February 1, 2017 Nigel 0

I was thinking about the idea of making a  dead blow hammer – really just an interest in the basic physics and then the design. I started by making the parts you can see in [more…]

Exhaust Silencer Design

January 29, 2017 Nigel 0

The exhaust system on an internal combustion engine may be used to reduce noise and/or increase power. A pressure tapping is also used on many exhaust systems to pressurise the fuel tank and hence allow [more…]

Inline Twin Glow Engine

January 16, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine was made in the summer of 1987. It has the cylinder liners, pistons and conrods from two OS 25FSR glow engines. The crankshaft was made in parts and the crankcase machined from a [more…]

1/12th Scale Globe

January 15, 2017 Nigel 0

The end result displayed at the moment in what I describe as the model cube. I must admit that having thought about making a 1/12th scale globe my first problem was either making or finding [more…]

Bog Oak Chair

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

Some years ago I was given some pieces of bog oak, roughly 1″ x 1″ x 4″. I painted the ends with PVA glue and placed them in the eaves of my shed and forgot about them [more…]

Rowland Vacuum Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine made by Mick Cherry. This is the Nick Rowland Flame Engine or Vacuum Engine. They seem to be called by a number of names, but in the end they are all vacuum engines. [more…]

Open Crank Farm Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine by Mick Cherry. The open crank farm engine was made after I had purchased a new lathe. I thought I would build something simple just to iron out any problems. The outcome is [more…]

Loyal Cycle Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

A model engine by Mick Cherry. This engine has undergone some major design changes to get it running exactly right and so you will see some changes to the design as it progresses through the article. [more…]

Hit and Miss Engine

January 2, 2017 Nigel 0

An engine by Mick Cherry. I had the flywheels, main frame and base castings for a gas engine which I think they were from Bruce Engineering. I made these the starting point for the engine. [more…]