Soba HSS Lathe Tools

January 14, 2018 0

This is a bit of a cheat as it is not that hard to grind your own lathe tools, in addition you get to learn cutting angles. Having said all of that a pre-ground set [more…]

High Speed Steel

January 14, 2018 0

Abbreviated HSS and commonly just listed or desicribed as HSS. A hard steel used for metal cutting tools as it remains hard even at dull red temperatures. It normally contains: Tungsten 12 to 18%, Chromium [more…]

Tapers

January 1, 2018 0

Jacobs Taper The Jacobs Taper (abbreviated JT eg JT0 or JT3) is commonly used to secure drill press chucks to an arbor. Taper Large End Small End Length Taper/ Foot Taper/ Inch 1/2 Included Angle [more…]

Pinvice

December 30, 2017 2

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…]

I-Beams

December 24, 2017 0

For my gas engine from a steam engine (Transitional Engine) I needed a frame made from I-beams. As you cannot buy these I decided to make them from rectangualr section mild steel. The overall section [more…]