Vital Bond

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

Vital Bond is a thick super glue designed to be use with porous materials such as woods and for gap filling. I tried this on some metal parts where I wanted to ensure the glue [more…]

Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw

August 27, 2018 Nigel 0

The Proxxon DS230/e Fretsaw is a light small fretsaw that works very effectively and is easy to use at any level. Specification Machined worktable of die-cast aluminium, 160 x 160mm. ABS plastic body with side [more…]

EN8 steel round rods

EN8 Steel

August 26, 2018 Nigel 0

I needed to make some long double ended bolts for a friend who’s restoring a motorbike. After some searching we decided on EN8 Steel: EN8 Engineering Steel is an unalloyed carbon steel with reasonable tensile [more…]

Milling Cutters

August 12, 2018 Nigel 0

As per the title, milling cutters are used in milling machines as the working end of material removal. There are a number of different types of cutter depending on material and the type of application. [more…]

silver steel rod

Steel and it's Application

August 11, 2018 Nigel 0

A page around the subject of steel and it’s application allows me to bring information together and help to build on a knowledge base. Steel is an iron-based alloy containing carbon, and other alloying elements [more…]

Axminster AWVFS Variable Speed Fretsaw

August 11, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Axminster AWVFS Variable Speed Fretsaw. I’ve been looking around for a jigsaw/fretsaw/scroll saw for some time. I need one for occasional use and this is what I ended up with. Specification [more…]