This short video shows a simple low-cost method for organizing small reels of wire. I found it on Makezine.com’s blog, which recently featured a couple of our articles. One was Mikey’s contest winning essay and the other was Nate’s short article about some free plans for a Watt-style steam governor.… Read the rest
Even though YouTube seems to have umpteen million videos about machining I’ve found very few that will you show how to grind HSS bits for a metal lathe. And most of them show it being done on special grinders or with the help of jigs and accessories that most of us don’t have. … Read the rest
Jan Ridders recently updated his plans for a vertical flame eater engine that he originally made in 2003 as a birthday present for his son Marc. He made a number of improvements and redrew the plans using a CAD program. Jan says this engine is “more forceful and noisy” than his Stirling engine models.… Read the rest
Entering into machining as a hobby can be a bit intimidating for the uninitiated, but Bernie Vinther had no fear.
The 65-year old former electrician took up the hobby 10 years ago after a medical condition forced him to retire at only 38.… Read the rest