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 2

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…]

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…]

Engineer Inc Jewellers Screwdrivers

March 3, 2018 Nigel 0

I don′t know about everybody else, but I have found of late that the quality of jewellers screwdrivers has gone downhill with very soft flat blades that bend out of shape very rapidly. I did [more…]