door hinge on stainless steel jig

Cooksongold Silver Solder Paste

January 16, 2021 Nigel 0

Whilst making some of the parts for the miniature traction engine I wanted a much finer silver soldered joint and so I bought some Cooksongold Silver Solder Paste to try. The silver solder is available [more…]

Antex XS25 Soldering Iron

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

A review of the Antex XS25 Soldering Iron. I′ve had a 15W Weller soldering iron for around 15 years and up until last weekend was no trouble. Then it just stopped. So time to look [more…]

alcohol burner and wick

Glass Alcohol Burner

April 30, 2016 Nigel 0

A review of the simple Glass Alcohol Burner. I’ve had this glass methylated spirits burner for around 10 years and I use it regularly when I need to heat a larger than normal part for [more…]

Brazing Hearth

April 2, 2016 Nigel 2

I need a brazing hearth and after look around at what I could buy I settled on making one. Make The core of this build is fire bricks for a wood stove. You can buy [more…]