Archive for August, 2014

Car wheel removal

Car wheel removal

I have a small car which means that the spare wheel is hidden away in a hole under the floor of the boot. Down at the botton of this hole is a nut and threaded into this nut is a

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Clock Numerals

Clock Numerals

To make the new numbers for the clock I considered a few options. Firstly I thought about simply chopping up the existing numbers and resoldering them in the new positions. The problem with this is that the numbers have been

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Spindles finished

The final piece of mechanical engineering on the clock was the spindles. As previously mentioned I had a couple of different ideas on how these might work. I went with something roughtly like my second spindle design and that’s worked

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Clock PCB mounting

Clock PCB mounting

My plan to mount the printed circuit board onto the back of the clock was to use some screwed PCB mounts which were screwed onto double threaded woodscrews fixed into the back of the clock. I chopped the end of

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Flea Finalist

My flea made it to the final of the Metal Masterpiece competition Post by The Metal Store UK.

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Sheetmetal shears failure

Sheetmetal shears failure

Sheetmetal working is something that I’ve recently taken an interest in. A gift from work gained me a few pieces of equipment to allow me to expand my skills in this area. One of these is a small set of

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