Archive for October, 2008

Milling in the lathe

Milling in the lathe

As mentioned in previous article about compound tables and cross vices, I’m interesting in milling to get better results than manual filing for my T-nuts. I realised that because of the small side of these nuts it would be possible

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A couple of Machine Shops

Shed builder and workshopshed reader, Rex pointed me at a couple of interesting sites. http://littlemachineshop.com Little Machine shop pretty much provides everything you need to get going apart from the metal. They have spare parts, tools, digital readouts, kits for

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Water Clock

Water Clock

In Shorts Gardens WC2 there is a water clock above a shop, a large tube of water shows the minutes and a single handed dial shows the hours. There is a series of figures below the clock who presumably used

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Finishing the Bezel

Finishing the Bezel

The bezel I started a few days back was finished off on Monday night and delivered to a happy recipient. The surface was given a very light skim to remove the paint and the ends were rounded off freehand with

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Blog Action Day – Poverty

October 15th is Blog Action Day 2008 and the topic is poverty. Given the current situation in the UK it’s easy to forget that other people are still worse off than ourselves. As a skilled engineer there’s several ways you

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New Workshop Practice Series Books

New Workshop Practice Series Books

I just spotted that there are three new books in the Workshop Practice Series. The first No. 41 expands and complements the existing books bringing in a new topic of grinding, honing and polishing. No. 42 is a data book

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Melt 12th Oct

Melt 12th Oct

For the latest aluminium melt, I build a new two part flask and tried casting a couple of letters. After a trial run putting the sand in there was an issue with the sand falling out of the cope (the

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Inventors Exhibition with Wallace and Gromit

Inventors Exhibition with Wallace and Gromit

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Minister for Intellectual Property has announced that Wallace and Gromit will be at the Science Museum, London in a new exhibition designed to inspire and assist British Inventors. This £2m exhibition is scheduled to open in spring

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