My smaller leg vice is lacking a spring. I decided to make one for it.Continue reading
Monthly Archives: November 2021
Makevember 24th A shackle for a leg vice
I’ve got another leg vice, it needs a bit of restoration and some new parts making. Tonight I refurbished the shackle that holds it all together.Continue reading
Makevember 23rd Hot tub vacuum cleaner
This was a quickie…Continue reading
Makevember 22nd Labels for Organising Drawers
I used to have lots of plastic boxes with things in. I could never find the thing I was looking for. So I bought some smaller boxes to organise the things. Today I’ve made some neat labels for the smaller boxes of things.Continue reading
Makevember 21st Solving one annoying little problem.
Do you ever have that “Where is my pencil” moment. I’m incapable of putting it down in a consistent, repeatable, findable manner. Also, other people keep taking my pencils, using them and discarding them when they are blunt. This makes me mildly grumpy. So, I think I’ve solved the problem.Continue reading
Makevember 20th Radiator magnifier support shelf.
My partner does fine needlework while sat in the living room. She needs good light and a decent magnifier to make it less difficult.Continue reading
Makevember 19th Making the house warm
I live in a reasonably old house. It is heated by a Rayburn, usually heating engineers run in fear of the Rayburn. Or rub their hands and start wondering how many Zeros they can add to the bill.Continue reading
MakeVember 18th – A box for a voltage converter
Most of my electronic projects end up using buck converters. I’ve bought a bunch, including some low functionality “set and forget” ones for leaving in projects.Continue reading
Makevember 17th A ring roller clamping plate Mk2
After yesterday’s debacle I decided to have another go at making a vice clamping plate for my ring roller. It turned out OK this time.Continue reading
Makevember 16th A ring roller clamping plate
“Bother!” said Pooh as he failed to consider basic fundamental requirements.
I have a ring roller. It is used to roll long bits of metal into circles, well, rings. Reasonably large forces are involved and it could do with a secure mounting. I don’t use it often enough to warrant screwing it to a bench. I want a mounting plate where I can drop it into a vice and it will be sturdy enough to use.
All does not go to plan.Continue reading