Archive for October, 2012

Fixing a battery charger

Fixing a battery charger

As mentioned in an earlier entry, I need to make a security screwdriver to enable me to open an old battery charger that was broken. One of the chaps on the Blokeyshed forum pointed out that this was potentially dangerous

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Model Engineer Exhibition 2012

Model Engineer Exhibition 2012

This year’s Model Engineer Exhibition is earlier than previous years and is the first weekend in November at Sandown Park. Apparently this is something to do with the Olympics but I can’t quite work that one out. As per usual

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Making a security screw driver

Making a security screw driver

I’ve an old Maplin AA battery charger that although it works well has been dropped a few times and the case got damaged. I don’t really want to use it in that state so I thought I’d take it apart

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Weld Dot Com needs you

Weld Dot Com needs you

The industry directory and maker of the “Mr Tig” videos Weld.Com are looking for writers who weld or welders who write. They are specifically looking for two kinds of people: An industry leader who is very knowledgeable on a certain

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The Power of We – Repair Groups

I love to fix things but many people are intimidated by the task or just don’t know where to start. There is a solution, which is to team up with people who enjoy fixing things. There are a surprisingly large

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Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Harold Hall on Preventing rust in the workshop

Given the time of year, I decided to ask an expert about how to minimise rusting in the workshop through the autumn and winter. I emailed model engineering author and ex-MEW editor, Harold Hall and he kindly replied with a

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More rust removal

More rust removal

Following up the previous post, I looked into the different ways of cleaning off the rust from the anvil. Looking at Isaac’s idea first, I found a couple of good articles explaining the process. Instructables has a few articles but

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Rust Removal

Rust Removal

Isaac’s comment on my anvil’s rust issue reminded me that I had a set of “Engineering Workshop Practice” by Arthur Judge on my bookshelf. From last reading I remembered that volume iii had a chapter on “Miscellaneous Workshop Hints and

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