The guard on my morticer chuck broke. It’s about 12 Years old so the plastic had deteriorated and became brittle over time.
Running the machine without the guard would have been too dangerous for my liking. The jointer function of the machine would have been asking for an accident. It’s the last thing I want to have my fingers near when it’s spinning at a couple of thousand RPM.
My enquiries to the local suppliers didn’t go anywhere so I …
I recently came across a person selling what he claimed was Armoured plate glass from a World War 2 aeroplane. I was sceptical but saved the listing out of curiosity.
A few weeks went buy an I re-visited the listing and it was still available at an even cheaper price. When I questioned the seller about its authenticity, he said it was just what he was told when he bought it over ten years ago.
A couple of months ago I came across a youtube video by Nikodem Bartnik on building a basic little CNC machine. He also shared his STL files allowing you to 3D print your own components and build a machine.
In recent times I have fallen in love with 3D printing. It complements woodworking and making in many ways. I’ve used it for stand-alone projects, jigs, drill and alignment guides even to repair my Microwave.
Its the perfect way to get the creative juices flowing when it’s too late to go out into the workshop. I love the process of seeing my designs come to life and how easy it is to tweak the design with the click of a …
Last night whilst trying to make myself some popcorn the microwave refused to open. I quickly resigned myself to buying a new machine. After googling away and eyeing off 100’s of microwaves, I realised the fault actually seemed mechanical and I might actually be able to fix it myself.
I quickly removed the cover and discovered the problem, a hinged component of the locking/unlocking mechanism had failed.
Now the microwave was probably 10 years old so I knew trying to …