High Speed Steel

January 14, 2018 Nigel 0

Abbreviated HSS and commonly just listed or desicribed as HSS. A hard steel used for metal cutting tools as it remains hard even at dull red temperatures. It normally contains: Tungsten 12 to 18%, Chromium [more…]

Tapers

January 1, 2018 Nigel 0

Jacobs Taper The Jacobs Taper (abbreviated JT eg JT0 or JT3) is commonly used to secure drill press chucks to an arbor. Taper Large End Small End Length Taper/ Foot Taper/ Inch 1/2 Included Angle [more…]

Pinvice

December 30, 2017 Nigel 6

I have a number of small pinvices, but they tend to be rather crude and not very accurate. I also have a larger hand drill that is literally a small chuck attached to a steel [more…]

I-Beams

December 24, 2017 Nigel 0

For my gas engine from a steam engine (Transitional Engine) I needed a frame made from I-beams. As you cannot buy these I decided to make them from rectangualr section mild steel. The overall section [more…]

Transitional Engine

December 23, 2017 Nigel 0

This engine is occupying a lot of my time and so thought it is about time it went onto my gallery page even if still a work in progress. You will have to bear with [more…]

Warlord Titan

December 21, 2017 Nigel 0

We decided we ought to have a go at building a Warlord Titan for Warhammer 40k. The only questions were – “what size?” – “how?” – “where do we start?” The final warlord after spraying [more…]

1/8th Scale Ford Model T

December 16, 2017 Nigel 0

I don’t remember quite where the plans for this particular model came from. However, I do remember them being in 1/12th scale. A simple multiplication allowed me to scale all of the dimensions on the [more…]

Microclene MC100 Dust Filtration

December 10, 2017 Nigel 0

There is no excuse to be working in a dusty environment, you wouldn′t accept it in the workplace so why do you accept it with your hobby. The excuse used is normally cost – well [more…]