Continuing with the blacksmithing theme, I made a hot cutter for my hardy hole.Continue reading
Tonight I made a bending fork for my hardy hole.Continue reading
I did a bit of forging practice today. I’m working on squaring stock and making smooth forward and reverse tapers.
Given that this started out as round mild steel bar, I’m quite happy with the squareness but I was aiming for a smaller cross section.
The forward taper went well, the reverse taper less well. I need to work on that.
I also need to work on the end curls. I found them harder than they should have been.
The central twist was fun though.
My smaller leg vice is lacking a spring. I decided to make one for it.Continue reading
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
This was a quickie…Continue reading
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
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
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
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