Archive for March, 2013

Five welding mistakes to avoid

Five welding mistakes to avoid

Welding can be very dangerous, there are numerous hazards to try and avoid and lots of ways to get hurt. The amount of risk depends on the type of welding you are doing, as some welding techniques involve more hazardous

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Making a spoon

Making a spoon

On international women’s day, I put a shout out for all the women blacksmiths and welders I know on twitter. The result was a request from welder Stephanie from ASingleSpoon for a spoon for her project. My first thought was

Continue reading Comments One Comment

Books for the Home Machinist

Model Engineers in the UK will all be familar with the workshop practice seriesof books, and authors such as Stan Bray, David Fenner and Harold Hall. Harold Hall kindly got in touch and pointed out these have been converted by

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Restoring some old files

Restoring some old files

As previously mentioned I’ve recently aquired an old toolbox that has some items that look like they are worth recovering. One thing that looked in good knick under the rust was 4 old files. There was also a paint scraper

Continue reading Comments 2 Comments

Tool makers

Tool makers

I had intended my last post to go out today rather than Wednesday but I messed up on the scheduling. So here’s an extra bonus post on tool makers. Here’s some of my favourite makers from Home Made Tools. John

Continue reading Comments Add Comment

Homemade Tools

Homemade Tools

To finish off a week of articles on homemade tools, I’d like to mention Homemadetools.net. The site is primarily a directory of all the home made tools, fixtures, jigs, stands, storage etc that the site has found on the various

Continue reading Comments 3 Comments

Bending Forks

Bending Forks

Another little project I completed back in August last year. Before I found my little anvil on eBay, I decided to make some bending forks to be mounted in the vice. These are basically some pins sticking out of a

Continue reading Comments 3 Comments

Big taps

Big taps

For a project that I started the other year I needed an M14x1mm tap which I purchased from Arc Euro Trade. It was not until I decided to use it that I realised I did not have a tap wrench

Continue reading Comments Add Comment


Next Page »