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…]

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…]

Draper General Pliers

May 2, 2018 Nigel 0

A general use pair of pliers. These are quite small in size which makes them great for a household toolset. The quality is ok, not great, but not shocking. The handles have a nice feel [more…]

“If I Had a Hammer”

April 18, 2018 Nigel 0

The hammer collection has definitely crept up on me… Now I’ve got to the point where I’m balancing one on another and I keep looking out for them at car boot fairs, they can be [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…]

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…]