Archive for January, 2010

Nano Machines

Nano Machines

Thanks to the forums at Home Model Engine Machinist I’ve found out about these tiny metal working tools from SIEG. The SIEG NANO series of engineering tools currently consists of three models, the lathe, the mill and the pillar drill.

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Minidrills and Smaller Cutoff disks

Over on Mike’s Models there’s a good review of the Dremel Speedclic system which is worth reading for anyone considering buying that. I’ve an old minicraft drill that’s sill working after many years but I do sometimes need new consumables.

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Book Review – Gears and Gear Cutting

Gears and Gear Cutting is No. 17 in the Workshop Practice Series Ivan Law’s book is aimed at model engineers and novice horologists who want to understand and make gears. Like all of the books in the series it is

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On your bike

On your bike

Following on from a previous theme, of bicyle repair shops, I’ve found a couple of other interesting ones. Alex Wetmore has been running his blog on making and repairing bikes since 2005. And his pages include intesting articles on brazing,

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Blobs to blocks another way

Blobs to blocks another way

When I was making the flea eyes, I also cast a simple rectangular bar of aluminium with a second crucible of metal. Although it was quite a good casting it was open cast and hence had a rounded top and

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Selecting a welder – TIG vs MIG

Since attending the welding evening class, I’ve been saving up for my own welding machine. To help make a decision, I’ve been reading a variety of books such as Performance Welding I also found a video from Andy Fogarty the

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The London Model Engineering Exhibition 2010

The London Model Engineering Exhibition 2010

Later this month is the 14th London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace. They promise to have a range of displays by clubs, large scale model live steam railway layouts, meccano, rockets, horologists, hydroplanes, tanks and of course a large

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