Bogstandard’s “Paddleduck” Engine Plans

Two Paddleduck engines - one plain and one fancy

This is not just a set of free plans for a working model steam engine.  It’s a well-written, well-organized, profusely illustrated 113-page tutorial about machining metal.

If you’re an inexperienced machinist who at least knows the basics I would strongly encourage you to download these plans and build this engine.  Don’t let the picture fool you – this is not a difficult engine to build. … Read the rest

Rebuilding an Albrecht Drill Chuck

Rebuilt Albrecht Keyless Drill Chuck

Here’s another excellent article by Mikey.  It will show you how to take a worn or abused Albrecht keyless chuck and rebuild it to be like new. –  Rob

I was really stuck. No, this wasn’t the ordinary kind of stuck.  This was one of those seriously awful expletive deleted kinds! … Read the rest