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  1. Jennifer Edwards

    Big Old Lathe For Restoration

    Hi, I am selling this for a friend. It lives in his garage here in Bridlington, England. It measures 36+ inches between centres possible even 40 inches with the tailstock in place. It has a swing of six inches over the bed (12" in diameter). There is a single phase 430 volt motor and a system...
  2. Jennifer Edwards

    Complete Model Engineering Shop

    I'm selling my complete shop including the following: Axminster SC2 Lathe Axminster SX2 Milling Machine A Linisher Wheatstone Sharpener five drawer roll around tool chest linisher and sharpener is on Foredom tool with foot pedal control Complete set of collets from 2 to 20mm plus MT3 collet...
  3. Jennifer Edwards

    Seeking Drawings for Yacht Signal Cannon

    Hi everyone, I’m trying to locate a set of drawings for a breach loading yacht signal cannon. Any help anyone can give me any in locating a set would be greatly appreciated. I remember once seeing one with a swinging breach, a lanyard operated firing pin, and working “shell” ejector. The...
  4. Jennifer Edwards

    25 years of “Engineering in Miniature” magazine hard bound editions

    for sale 25 hard bound volumes of “Engineering in Miniature” magazine. Volumes one thru twenty five inclusive, They are hard bound in brown with metallic gold lettering in near mint condition. I am asking £125 for the complete set. A real bargain. Only 100 editions were published. I wish to...
  5. Jennifer Edwards

    Fitting a working governor to a Cotswold Heritage beam engine.

    Governor as purchased Pulley flipped Governor located in design position Vertical view of pulley over pillow blocks I have been building one of the Cotswold Heritage “Stothert and Pitt” beam engines and while I found it a very well designed engine, I was disappointed in the...
  6. Jennifer Edwards

    An Older One Off Boiler For Sale

    Note: Fire Box Removed for last two pics I picked up this nice old boiler about six months ago. I was going to tackle the restoration myself but decided against it as I do not have the equipment or knowledge to do a safe and proper job. It is a gem in the rough for the right person. In my...
  7. Jennifer Edwards

    Honing a steam engine cylinder

    I have a question regarding preparing a steam engine cylinder for service. When I worked in a marine diesel engine rebuilding shop I was taught to hone the cylinders with a nice crosshatching pattern before final assembly. My question is: should I do the same with a small steam engine, or just...
  8. Jennifer Edwards

    Who makes the best small drill bits?

    Hello Everyone, Lately I have been plagued by poor quality smaller drill bits. They either crumble, instantly dull, or break at the worst times. Who makes the finest quality smaller, say one to three millimetre, HSS drill bits in the U.K.? Thanks’ Jenny
  9. Jennifer Edwards

    3 cylinder 1/4 scale Anzani Engine

    I just recieved my castings for this engine today, the drawings should be arriving tomorrow. I have about five or six weeks to go on the Cotswold Heritage beam engine I am building, so when I begin on this beauty I will post step by step updates of my build progress. There are five castings in...
  10. Jennifer Edwards

    Arduino RPM Application for Sieg Lathes and Mills

    I recently purchased from Axminster a Sieg SC2 Lathe, and SX2 Milling Machine. To my dismay there was no way to tell how many RPM's the spindles were turning. When I looked at the price of the add on LCD display, I was shocked to learn that they sell for £150 each! Thinking that a simple chip...
  11. Jennifer Edwards

    Definite Blunder

    Remember, Now that the weather has turned colder to not wear loose knit clothing around machinery... especially milling machines :-)
  12. Jennifer Edwards

    Need "Pinout" for Sieg SC2 Lathe R.P.M. socket

    HI, There is a seven pin socket on the control panel of the lathe labeled "R.P.M.' where the digital speed display plugs in. I would like to know what type of signal/voltage/? is on each pin for the purpose of trying to build my own digital display. Thanks! Jenny
  13. Jennifer Edwards

    Stroboscopic Tachometer app for iPhones - Great for finding RPM’s of your spindle

    There is a nice free tachometer application available at the iPhone “AppStore” that uses the camera flash on your phone as the strobe. It is accurate to within .001 percent. To find it just search the AppStore for "tachometer". There are two applications returned from the search, choose the...
  14. Jennifer Edwards

    Stroboscopic tachometer app for iPhones - great for finding RPM’s of your spindle

    There is a nice free tachometer application available at the iPhone “AppStore” that uses the camera flash on your phone as the strobe. It is accurate to within .001 percent. To find it just search the AppStore for "tachometer". There are two applications returned from the search, choose the one...
  15. Jennifer Edwards

    Need help with carriage lock for Sieg SC2

    Hello all, I am trying to find out how to make a carriage lock for my Sieg SC2 lathe. I have searched the net for hours with no luck finding an acceptable design. Most of what I have found only lock down a single corner. Do any of you know where to locate either plans or a ready made...
  16. Jennifer Edwards

    Greetings from the East Riding of Yorkshire

    Hi There, My name is Jennifer, I am a recent addition to this "family" of model engineers. I have recently retired and relocated to the United Kingdom from the Tampa Bat area of Floriduh, and have settled here in Bridlington. I have just put together my little machin shop and have only just...
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