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How It's Made - Seamless Metal Drums

I’ve been thinking and reading a lot about drum building. Many of my favorite drums are made of metal, which┬áis common for snares, timbales, and samba drums. 387 more words

short and sweets today - bear pendant with peridot - fresh from the bench

fresh from the bench

spirit bear and garnet

I made my own die for pressing out the bears

soldered on a bezel cup and added some stars…

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Some progress.....

I managed to get some things done.

Before mods for heads.

The cutout….

The cutout reversed & reinserted……

The finished mod…..

Now the rear head fits properly…. 34 more words



Turning these fairly simple pieces should have been a doddle. Trouble was that they are relatively thin and soft and holding them in a three jaw chuck on the lathe was OK, until the rather sharp tool got pulled into the work. 171 more words


I purchased a HackRF device from Kickstarter, and some people recommend that shielding will help improve the reception. Nooelec sells an optional shield, but I thought a metal case would provide better shielding, for a few more dollars. 734 more words


KEO - Cutting Tools - Combined Drill & Countersinks

KEO Cutters and ToolMartXpress.com are committed to providing the best value in the industry for our distributors and their end users. Our exceptional value is evident in the reliable, quality tools we provide at competitive prices with local inventory and expertise available from your favorite distributor. 53 more words