Archive for February, 2008

More of a wimper than a bang

I got a response from Cilit Bang today, Reference No: 14541840Thank you for your email regarding Cillit BangWe would not recommend the use of Cillit Bang for preparing steel sheet or tubing before brazing or soldering, as it has not

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More grinding

I’ve been sent a couple of useful links on grinder jigs that you can make. http://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Tinker.htmlhttp://www.lautard.com/tinker.htm There’s also a useful book in the Workshop Practice Series, called Tool and Cutter Sharpening which describes lots of different grinders and some instructions

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Benches and Bench Grinders

Benches and Bench Grinders

This weekend saw the drilling and first coat of paint for the new bench legs. Due to the need to let the paint dry for 24hrs and not really wanting to paint them inside the shed, I’ve waited till a

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Bang!

Bang!

Why would anyone want to clean a penny? asked a comedian last week at the “Poodle Club” comedy evening in Stoke Newington. At the time, I just chuckled and agreed that it was just a crazy suggestion by Mr Shouty,

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Choose lathe

Choose lathe

Choose lathe. Choose a chuck. Choose a tool. Choose a work piece. Choose a 12in angle plate, Choose cross slides, micrometers, parting off tools, and electrical hacksaws. Choose good lubricants, sharp tools and quality measuring instruments. Choose fixed steady and

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Snails

Snails

When cleaning out the cupboards in the side of the shed some damp was found in the back of the lower ones. Looking round the side of the shed, I discovered a large pile of items that were leaning part

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