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…]

Truloc 268

March 17, 2018 Nigel 0

“Truloc Superfit 268 is a single component high viscosity anaerobic adhesive designed for high strength fast curing thread locking and retention of cylindrical parts. It has been designed for applications requiring maximum static strength high [more…]

Knurling Tool

March 11, 2018 Nigel 1

The finished knurling tool and a piece of aluminium that has been knurled using each end of the tool. This all started 20 years ago with a pair of diamond knurling wheels that had been [more…]

Workshop Calculator

March 10, 2018 Nigel 0

I often create a simple calculation on an excel spreadsheet, this allows me to check the numbers, compare results etc and I find this really useful. Therefore, I thought it was about time I share [more…]

Engine Bore and Stroke

March 4, 2018 Nigel 0

The bore and stroke of the piston sets the swept volume. Swept volume[cc] = stroke[mm] x p x Bore[mm]2 / 4000 p = 3.14159 Calculator is available to download here. The graph to the right [more…]

A4 Press

March 4, 2018 Nigel 0

The idea was to make a hoop with a threaded bar through the middle that would clamp 2 plates together. The hoop was designed to accommodate plates up to 235mm wide. This would allow a [more…]

3MT Direct Collets

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

When I first purchased the Amadeal XJ12-300 milling machine I decided that what I need was some direct collets. The head on this mill is 3MT and the drawbar that comes with it is 12mm [more…]

Draper Screwdriver Bit Set

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

I was given this set of driver bits, they come in a rather nice circular dispenser. Specification 1/4″ female x 1/4″ male magnetic bit holder 2x plain slot bits size: 4.5 and 6.0mm 2x cross [more…]