Self tapping vs. Thread cutting screws.

Self tapping vs. Thread cutting screws.

Bespoke furniture maker Jamie Hubbard asked on twitter the other day if anyone knew the name of the following screw which he’d dug out of an old car light fitting. I thought they looked very like the screws you get

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Small screwed bush

Small screwed bush

The next component to machine was one I like to call the “Top Hat”. It fulfuls two purposes, it holds the clock mechanism to the face of the clock and it acts as a bush to support the spindles that

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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

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Grinding and tapping aluminium

Grinding and tapping aluminium

The latest progress on the flea was to add the eyes. I cast some large eyes from aluminium a few weeks back. The backs of these were a bit uneven so clamped them up in the workmate and ground them

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