Posts made in June, 2013

Stainless steel sleeve nuts…. shudder.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in News | 0 comments

I hate working with stainless steel, its nasty. But i have it to do sometimes. So believe it or not these are staircase fittings, not in my usual line of products, but they could be made on a lathe so i’d no excuse not to make them!

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Montessa engine mounting bolts

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Well these seem to go down well. You may have seen some in an earlier blog, I make them for H&D Racing, they’d only been on his website for 2 hours and he sold 4! so I’ve had to get busy and make them, and here they are:

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Honda titanium bolts

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Just finished a batch of fasteners for a Honda 250/6 replica. These small bolts are fiddly to make and incredibly time consuming for what they are, but when they are done I always think they are worth it!

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BSA RGS 6082 alloy steering damper knobs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in News | 2 comments

So after my disaster, with the use of plastic under the jaws of the indexing head chuck I managed to chomp out the scallops ok. They are fun to make, but they generate a shed load of swarf which coats the entire workshop! The recess in the centre is for a badge to be glued in, I drill them through so it can be knocked out again in the future if needs be.

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BSA RGS 6082 alloy steering damper knobs – D’Oh!!!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in News | 1 comment

Here’s what can happen if you don’t tighten the chuck up enough! I had it gripped on the shaft but as lightly as i dared as i didn’t want to mark it, but it wasn’t tight enough so it grabbed and spun it ripping off teeth on the way – double D’Oh! I didn’t make the same mistake on the next 2, I used some plastic under the jaws for protection and did the chuck up nice and tight!

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