Grinding


Dressing a grinding wheel

Dressing a grinding wheel

When I’d been grinding my tungsten for the TIG welder, I’d been a bit careless and had ground in the same place each time. The net result was that I ended up with a groove down the middle of the

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Metal Model Building – metallmodellbau.de

Metal Model Building - metallmodellbau.de

Just incase you had any doubts that the Germans were excellent engineers, here’s the Metal Model Building Website. I stumbled upon this fanstatic site via Achim’s Mini-Bonell-II a “sitting room” universal grinding machine and thanks to the wonders of Google

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TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

I’ve been reading a little on preparing the tungstens for TIG welding (GTAW). The tungsten in your TIG welder is a critical component and the correct grinding will affect the ease of use and the quality of your weld. Most

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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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New Workshop Practice Series Books

New Workshop Practice Series Books

I just spotted that there are three new books in the Workshop Practice Series. The first No. 41 expands and complements the existing books bringing in a new topic of grinding, honing and polishing. No. 42 is a data book

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Book Review – Tool and Cutter Sharpening

Book Review - Tool and Cutter Sharpening

The Tool and Cutter Sharpening book, pretty much covers how to sharpen everything that you might have in your workshop, the only exception I’ve found so far is that the chapter on drills does not mention masonry bits. The book

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More grinding

I’ve been sent a couple of useful links on grinder jigs that you can make. Gadget builder – Tinker Lautard – Tinker Tool and Cutter Grinding Jig There’s also a useful book in the Workshop Practice Series, called Tool and

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Benches and Bench Grinders

Benches and Bench Grinders

This weekend saw the drilling and first coat of paint for the new bench legs. Due to the need to let the paint dry for 24hrs and not really wanting to paint them inside the shed, I’ve waited till a

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