Mild Steel

Your common and garden everyday steel. Good working properties but needs protecting from rust

Vice Mount Revisited

Vice Mount Revisited

In the old Workshopshed, I made some bars to screw to the underside of the bench to mount the bench vice to a good solid clamping point. Unfortunately, when I moved, I forgot to unscrew these and since I’ve moved

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Gates Update

Gates Update

Following the addition of the tubes to the gate post I need to weld on some end caps and some tabs to fix the post to the wall.

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Small Repairs

Small Repairs

Not all good repairs need to take a long time or lots of effort. Sometimes it’s the simple ones that are the most effective. Vice Screw Replacement The Axminster vice I’ve had for a few years works really well and

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Hole Saw Pipe Notching Guide

Hole Saw Pipe Notching Guide

Pipe or tube can make very strong structures. This is why they are used in rollcages and bicycle frames. To fit these together for welding or brazing, a circular cut is made in the end of one of the pipes

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Chasing and Repoussé

Chasing and Repoussé

Earlier in the year, I mentioned that I had a new book and was experimenting with a new technique called repoussé. This had allowed me to create a primitive medal for the PSTOIC annual get together. Since then I’ve read

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