Archive for January, 2009

More blobs to blocks

More blobs to blocks

At the show earlier in the month I was looking for a 4 jaw chuck but failed to find anything small enough. I managed to get one online for a very good price, one of the jaws is a bit

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Harold Hall on the Web

Harold Hall on the Web

Author of some of the workshop practice series and many magazine articles, Harold Hall has recently published some of his knowlege and projects on the web. Metal work pages include: Workshop Tips Quick change lathe toolholder project Index of magazine

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Uses for 101 carpet tiles

Uses for 101 carpet tiles

When I moved into the shed, I inherited a large pile of carpet tiles. I’ve offered them to various friends but so far no-one has come to claim them. There’s quite a lot of them and hence they are quite

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Blacksmith Welding of Cast iron – Training in Paris Texas, USA

If your valentine asked to go to Paris this year, this was probably not what they were thinking of… James Allcorn reports: “When: Day 1 – Saturday, March 7, 2009; Day 2- Sunday, March 8 is optional if there is

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Ally Pally

Ally Pally

I’d like to start with an apology to the Danish and English Royal Families. In an earlier post about cleaning out the shed, I suggested that the location of the 2009 model engineering exhibition was Alexander Palace, when it is

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Workshopshed now in Readers Sheds

Workshopshed now in Readers Sheds

I’ve finally added the workshopshed to Readers Sheds run by Wilco from Shed Blog, or should that be vice versa? I’m not sure I’ll have a chance in the shed of the year competition as theres some very impressive sheds

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 4

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 4

Finish I was thinking about “aging” the brass but when I cleaned it up with a minidrill and wirebrush following the brazing it turned a nice dull colour. Hence I left it that way. I do intend to investigate some

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 3

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 3

Brazing and Soldering Prior to silver soldering the components I did a practice exercise to make a small brass cube. I had intended to complete all 6 sides but due to time constraints over Christmas I only completed the three

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