Archive for July, 2008

Marvelous Mechanical Gadgets

A selection of gadgets, gears and mechanisms.

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Making Tiny Wheels

Making Tiny Wheels

My next project is a “Flea Circus Chariot”, this is a basic two wheeled chariot similar to those used on Roman Chariot races. The plan is to make this from brass sheet with the wheels machined from brass rod. The

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East London Engineering

I’ve discovered that there’s a 3rd London based Model Engineering Society, out in the East is the “Dockland and East London Model Engineering Society” according to the Model Engineering diary page they are still active, model making and running trains

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Moving the workshop

Not as drastic as it sounds, just moving the WorkshopShed Blog from http://workshopshed.blogspot.com to https://www.workshopshed.com. Thanks to my friends at 2020media for supplying the domain name and moving it across very quickly.

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Workshop Wordle

Workshop Wordle

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Two taps

Two taps

My latest mini-project was supposed to be a simple sawing and screwcutting exercise of some aluminimum rods. It proved to be a little more involved than I realised when I found that the thread was 2BA. I purchased a suitable

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CNC stop button?

CNC stop button?

Need a big red stop button with a USB cable for your home built CNC machine? Perhaps this one from I Want One of Those would be appropriate?You would of course need to remove the cover and modify the functionality

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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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