Aligning a Rotary Table

October 14, 2018 Nigel 0

Aligning a part on the rotary table can be tricky and this is just a simple rough and ready approach to aligning a part. What I’m actually trying to achieve here is the alignment of [more…]

Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A light small fretsaw that works very effectively and is easy to use at any level. Specification Machined worktable of die-cast aluminium, 160 x 160mm. ABS plastic body with side sliding panel for removal of [more…]

Picard Planishing Hammer

July 29, 2018 Nigel 0

Precisely ground and hardened, hand-forged, steel head with highly polished tips mounted on a hickory handle to provide the right weight and balance. Made in Germany. Round Faces Flat Face 25mm diameter Round Domed Face [more…]

Swann-Morton Scalpel

July 28, 2018 Nigel 0

We all have a selection of different knives from the robust Stanley that is great for cutting tough material such as carpet to the small model making knives with blades that have never been changed [more…]

Warco Lathe Stop

July 1, 2018 Nigel 1

I’ve been using my Warco WM240B lathe for a number of years and although I’m not a great admirer or saddle stops I thought it was about time I made one. The starting point is [more…]

Reduce any Overhangs

July 1, 2018 Nigel 0

One key parameter with regards to any tools is to reduce the overhang and so reduce the chance of chatter or even worse parts and tools breaking. The image shows a simple change in the [more…]

Axminster Heavy Duty Flexible Shaft

June 17, 2018 Nigel 0

Specification 190W continuously rated motor Variable speed (0-20,000rpm) – foot pedal control 970mm long flexible shaft Wall mounted hanger The base unit as it arrives in it′s box. This contains the motor, flexible shaft, foot-controller [more…]

Glanze Profiling Tool

June 16, 2018 Nigel 0

I bought this to use on the Warco WM240b lathe. The tool comes with a torx key, but no space insert. Although being round you can rotate the insert and so re-use more of the [more…]

Veritas Marking Gauge

May 30, 2018 Nigel 0

The brass and black main body of the gauge makes it very distinctive, this is the fine adjust version and so the thumb wheel lock for the body and the threaded lock/fine adjustment. The instructions [more…]