Copper Flower

May 7, 2018 0

This job started with an old copper kettle and a 2″ diameter piece of mild steel. This shows the 2″ piece of mild steel sat on the bench and waiting to be turned. This was [more…]

Slider Crank Linkage

May 6, 2018 0

The slider crank is common in steam engine design as it removes the side forces from the piston and from the connecting rod that is sealed by the gland as it passes into the cylinder. [more…]

Draper General Pliers

May 2, 2018 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…]

Keiba High Grade Combination Pliers

April 22, 2018 0

The real beauty of these pliers is the bearing that gives an absolute silky smooth action. No matter what force is applied they do not lock up – well the force I can apply with [more…]

Internal Combustion Engine Configurations

April 21, 2018 0

There are so many different configurations of internal combustion engine that I thought I would try and list them in some vague order – based on increasing number of cylinders and complexity: Single Cylinder – [more…]