Buildup welding is common on repairs to large axles and shafts as the cost of replacing the entire part is expensive. I’ve applied this to a radiator tool.
Blokey shed metal worker Vernon recently bought an Australian made Nuttall lathe and decided to fabricate a vertical slide for it so he could do milling operations in the lathe. He’s kindly shared how he went about the process of
Thanks to the forums at Home Model Engine Machinist I’ve found out about these tiny metal working tools from SIEG. The SIEG NANO series of engineering tools currently consists of three models, the lathe, the mill and the pillar drill.
Previously when milling in the lathe I’ve just put the milling cutter in the jaws of the 3 jaw chuck. This is not idea as it may slip and could damage the chuck jaws if it does so. A better
A collection of projects to make with the lathe or mill Duncan Munro’s Metal Pages has a variety of projects from furnaces to workshop furniture to advanced projects such as a gear hobber or a dividing head. Astronomer and model
When I started machining the square bars, I realised that there was movement in the cross slide and hence I was getting an uneven surface on the faces of the bars. On the right hand side of my cross slide
This week I decided to start some work on a caliper knurling tool, based around the ideas in the Workshop Practice book, Making Small Workshop Tools. After sketching some plans, the first thing I needed to do was saw up