4-Jaw Chuck on Rotary Table

February 11, 2018 Nigel 0

I’ve had a small 80mm 4-jaw chuck hanging around my workshop for some time with the intention of either mounting it to the Hobbymat Lathe or to a rotary table. The rotary table is a [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…]

Slitting Saw Mandrel

July 15, 2017 Nigel 0

Here shown assembled with a 60mm diameter, 0.8mm thick hss slitting saw. This article does not include all of the dimensions, more just pointers and approach. This particular mandrel was made for 16mm bore slitting [more…]

Sanding Disc

June 18, 2017 Nigel 0

My bandsaw got to the point where it was very tired, the guides needed replacing, bearings in the wheels were struggling and it was a 3 wheel variety with an unusual blade length. All in [more…]

Laser Alignment

April 17, 2017 Nigel 1

This started with a pack of lasers that had optics to create a cross-hair image. My original thought was to fit one of these in a holder in the chuck and then the cross-hair would [more…]

Palm Dead Blow Hammer

February 1, 2017 Nigel 3

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…]

File Handles

October 16, 2016 Nigel 0

I must admit that in the past I have used a file to just remove an edge from a part rotating in the lathe and it has grabbed and pushed the file back into my [more…]

Unimat 3 Pillar Drill

April 10, 2016 Nigel 1

I really want a small pillar drill that is available for use on a regular basis. I have a Unimat 3 lathe/mill, but whenever I want to use it as a drill it is normally [more…]

Brazing Hearth

April 2, 2016 Nigel 2

I need a brazing hearth and after look around at what I could buy I settled on making one. Make The core of this build is fire bricks for a wood stove. You can buy [more…]