Archive for September, 2008

Broaching

Broaching is a technique for turning a round hole into a square hole or a hex hole or for adding a keyway into a hole. A broach is a toothed tool that looks a bit like a rack or coarse

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Mashprom-2008

Mashprom-2008

8th International exhibition «Mashprom-2008» for machine-building, metal-working and industrial equipment. The exhibition takes place 7-10th, October 2008, in the Expo-center «Meteor», Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine

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Filing Nuts

Filing Nuts

I was lucky enough to visit the Model Engineer Exhibition at Ascot over the weekend and managed to attend one of the lectures by the chaps in the blue coats from the Society of Model and Experimental Engineers. The talk

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Cable Car Workshop

Cable Car Workshop

It takes a lot of hard work and skill to run the San Francisco Cable Cars and just as much to keep them maintained. You can’t just walk into Joe’s Autos and pick up spares, they have to be made

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Tools from Apprentices

Tools from Apprentices

When I was working for Dowty Group they put me through an extensive programme of training starting with drawing and CAD, electrics and electronics (with a side in brazing) finishing up with machining. In the machine shop we made a

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Model Engineer Exhibition Ascot

Model Engineer Exhibition Ascot

The 19th September sees the start of the Model Engineer Exhibition at Ascot. As mentioned previously there will be a range of attractions, exhibits and competitions for all kinds of model engineer or enthusiast. There will also be a long

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Kew Bridge Steam Museum – Festival of Models

Kew Bridge Steam Museum - Festival of Models

Normally the Kew Brige Steam Museum showcases its massive water pumping steam engines (along with a history of steam development and a small museum). Next month it’s exhibits will be a lot smaller as it is having a festival of

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Shed in the air!

Shed in the air!

London is notorious for a shortage of space and central London is worse than most places. When workmen came to repair this building on Shaftsbury Avenue W1 they found a novel solution to where to locate their workman’s hut. The

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