Scriber from Scrap

May 28, 2018 Nigel 0

Some time ago I bought a solid carbide 3mm diameter end mill to remove a broken tap. The first thing is why did I not buy a slot drill as this would have been more [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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]