Veritas Marking Gauge

May 30, 2018 Nigel 0

The brass and black main body of the Veritas marking 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. [more…]

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Scriber from Scrap

May 28, 2018 Nigel 0

The “Scriber from Scrap” is a simple project made from leftovers that is great for those new and old to engineering. Some time ago I bought a solid carbide 3mm diameter end mill to remove [more…]

Copper Flower

May 7, 2018 Nigel 0

My homemade or home-bodged copper flower. 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 [more…]

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Slider Crank Linkage

May 6, 2018 Nigel 0

The slider crank linkage 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 [more…]

Draper General Pliers

May 2, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Draper General Pliers. 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 [more…]