Archive for April, 2009

More machining with Microscopes

Mike from Mike’s Models has also been using a Microscope for machining in his workshop. In his machining experiments with a USB microscope, he looks at the problem of drilling small holes and the drill wandering and also looks at

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Machining under a microscope!

Machining under a microscope!

Although at times when making the flea circus chariot I had to use a magnifying glass I never actually did any machining using it. John R. Bentley has rigged up a LOMO MBC-10 (LF-100) stereo microscope in his workshop which

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Bush Saw

Bush Saw

Over the Easter weekend I was doing some gardening, i.e. chopping things up. I realised that the bush I was cutting up would make a good handle for the saw I was using. The saw blade was from some telescopic

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The Model Engineer Exhibition 2009

The Model Engineer Exhibition 2009

A change of dates and a change of location for this year’s Model Engineer Exhibition, the exhibition returns to Sanddown with a slightly later date in December. Just in time to get some Christmas presents for your favourite model engineer?11th

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Institute of Backyard Studies

Institute of Backyard Studies

The Institute of Backyard Studies has relaunched their website with a new forum for discussion of sheds and activities related to handiness and resourcefulness. A description of the institute by Mark Thomson Advanced Research Director. “What I want to do

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Terminology – Tommy bars and Jobbers

Terminology - Tommy bars and Jobbers

Most hobbies have some specific terminology and you can feel a bit of an outsider when you don’t fully understand it. Here’s a couple of explainations for the Tommy Bar and Jobber. Tommy Bar The Tommy Bar or T-Bar is

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