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Updating a DTI Base

July 22, 2020 Nigel 2

In updating a DTI base, I bought a snug and I made a snug. A beautiful find at a car boot. I actually bought two snugs for a couple of pounds, then they just sat [more…]

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…]

DIN 875 Flat Square

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of a DIN 875 Flat Square, an engineers square. Must admit that I saw this small flat square and immediately had to buy one. The number of times I have been working on [more…]

Soba Optical Centre Punch

December 29, 2016 Nigel 0

I wanted to improve my accuracy with respect to marking out parts for machining and so asked for a Soba Optical Centre Punch for Christmas. Opening the case I got hit by a very strong [more…]

Incra Protractor

December 29, 2016 Nigel 0

Marking out angles or divisions on a board can be difficult to do accurately. Incra Rules are designed to solve that issue by cutting the fine divisions through the thin steel plate used to make the measurement device. The [more…]

Arc Euro Digital Caliper

December 29, 2016 Nigel 0

Must admit that I bought this as a bit of a gimmick as I already have a perfectly functioning digital caliper – Digital Caliper. The treat with this one is the large display and [more…]

Wixey Digital Angle Gauge

April 1, 2016 Nigel 0

This the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge, a small digital angle gauge – really no more and no less than what it says on the box. Specification: Resolution: 0.1 degree Range: +/- 150 degrees Repeatability: +/- [more…]