double threaded T-nuts

T-nuts

July 11, 2020 Nigel 0

T-nuts are as the title says, a nut with a “T” cross-section. This means they can be used in a T-slot for retaining and fixing parts. The T-nut fits in a T-slot and so has [more…]

Watchmakers Finger Plate

March 22, 2018 Nigel 0

The Watchmakers Finger Plate, I’ve seen a few of these on different websites, Instagram, Pinterest and I thought I would make one as they look useful for clamping workpieces. I started with a piece of [more…]

Angle Plate from Warco

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

The Angle Plate from Warco was another buy from my trip to the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition. A small cast iron angle plate. Nominal: 3″ x 2.5″ x 2″ Measured: 75.4mm x 63.5mm x 50.5mm [more…]

Clamping Kit

January 27, 2018 Nigel 0

With any milling machine a set of clamps is a must first buy, a clamping kit has a selection of T-nuts, bars and studs. My clamping set is screwed to the wall behind the milling [more…]

V Blocks

April 24, 2016 Nigel 0

Using a V-block to clamp the piston of my rotary engine to drill the gudgeon pin hole. As there were 5 pistons (5 Cylinder Rotary Engine) to drill exactly the same I set up the V-block [more…]

Soba Vice

April 23, 2016 Nigel 0

I was at the Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition and looking for a heavy vice for my milling machine (Amadeal XJ12-300). There are a lot of cheap vices around and you can find them starting at [more…]