Basics of lathe work

Posted on pe 24 toukokuu 2019 in Articles • Tagged with lathe, machining, prototyping, methods

Lathe is one of the most basic machining tools.

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Tool bit, height setting importance

Tool bit needs to be corretly positioned when it comes to height or …


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Basics of milling

Posted on ti 21 toukokuu 2019 in Articles • Tagged with mill, milling, machining, prototyping, methods

Mill or router is the other one of the most basic machining tools.

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Straightening the work piece for accurate machining:

Attach the work piece to vice loosely …


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Basics of machining

Posted on ti 21 toukokuu 2019 in Articles • Tagged with lathe, mill, machining, prototyping, methods

Lathes and mills are the most basic machining tools and they both have lot of incommon even they may seen quite different devices.

chip Different chips from machining. When machining with high speeds or desired speeds ( according to the machne shop owner ), steel/iron …


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One method for design thinking

Posted on ma 15 lokakuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with design thinking, prototyping, product development, methods

So, here is a method to invent new products from the experiences of one ( random ) person, in this case based on their day.

This specific method was introduced to me at Aalto Design factory in their 10 year anniversary event. Many similar methods …


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Blacksmithing, nails

Posted on su 14 lokakuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with forge, blacksmith, arts&crafts, nails, instructions

First nails from me: products

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Blacksmithing <3

Posted on la 13 lokakuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with forge, blacksmith, arts&crafts

Here are the very first things I have forged. products

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Forging start by getting your furnace hot. We start by chopping wood into smaller pieces, so one can …


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Soldering, basic instructions

Posted on ke 18 heinäkuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with electronics, soldering

Hand soldering is still a thing if one does prototypes, repairs old stuff or intricate small batch production.

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Soldering standard components ( 2 pads in the ends of …


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Plant irrigation system with solenoid valve

Posted on la 28 huhtikuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with measuring, irrigation, gardening, electronics, embedded systems

Super simple automatic irrigation system can be made with normally closed solenoid valve.

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Idea is to have water reservoir somewhere bit higher, so all needed for water …


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Measuring devices: Sextant

Posted on su 15 huhtikuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with measuring, angles, mechanics, navigation

Sextant is used for measuring the angles between two ( far away ) objects.

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Sextants are quite simple but as they are really accurate measuring devices, one should always …


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Case: Hollow silver cubes

Posted on la 14 huhtikuu 2018 in Articles • Tagged with crafting, silver, cube, case, mechanics, prototype, design

This was a practice with silver work: how to create a hollow cube? Hollow as silver as a material is of course bit expensive but also as solid cube would be really heavy. Heavy is not something one wants for example with jewellery …


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