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Hacksawing sheet metal

Hacksawing sheet metal

I’m sure you’ve all heard that horrible noise you get when you put a sheet of metal upright in a vice and try to saw through it. The noise is cause by the sheet vibrating as it’s cut. As well

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The Manufacturing Rotary Table ‘vs’ Their Shed Based Cousins

The Manufacturing Rotary Table 'vs' Their Shed Based Cousins

Thanks to Martin Power and Robert from Kitagawa Europe, I have another guest blog. Robert looks at rotary tables and how the small manual rotary table you might have for your drill press or milling table compairs with it’s bigger

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Bezel making

Bezel making

The latest mini project is the making of a doughnut shaped ring in 3mm sheet aluminium. The inner diameter is 54mm and the outer diameter is 70mm. The outer edge needs to be rounded off. The part is to act

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Faceplate Dogs

Faceplate Dogs

Last month I roughly sawed and filed my cast aluminium blobs into blocks. The resulting blocks were too large to fit into my 3 jaw chuck so I hoped to mount them on the faceplate. There are many ways of

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