New Year - New Energy?

Whilst we're all still getting familiar with 2024, at Hemingway we sense an upswing in activity within small workshops around the world.  Could it be that, in this transatlantic election year, we feel some reason to be cheerful? 

We've got a few challenges to address this year at Hemingway.  Inflation is eating us alive so we're looking at new processes, new suppliers and... we're going to need to "adjust" our prices, again.  Fingers crossed, this won't dampen your enthusiasm too much.  Also, for those with a mountain of materials on hand, we're looking at the risks and rewards of offering a few of our kits as "drawings & notes only".    

Neil Shackleton Hemingway launched our company in 1976.  48 years on, we're delighted to be able to provide the world's largest range of projects for the small workshop owner.  Many, many thanks for your patronage!       

Quorn Mk3 - Grinding Flutes the Easy Way

This 3 minute clip from Chronova Engineering shows the new and simple method for regrinding helical flutes on the Quorn Mk3.  Both primary and secondary clearance angles are set from a graduated collar.  The method, described in the User Notes, requires no calculations or awkward wheel height adjustments.  A further clip from Chronova describes conical drill grinding following Prof. Jorge Hugel's method.       

The Gack Free-Vice

This Free-Vice will lock your job directly to the milling table, allowing heavy cuts to be taken across the entire surface.  

We've all faced those puzzles where the milling vice is not big enough and hold-down clamps get in the way. Where you may have needed to clamp then re-clamp work in the past, you can now enjoy that single facing cut! 

The Vice suits T-slot scentres from 1.25"-3.5" (32-90mm) and will earn its keep on all common milling machines.    

Click here for a closer look? 

The Quorn Mk3 T&C Grinder

We'd guess that the Quorn Universal Tool & Cutter Grinder is known by just about everyone who owns a small workshop.  If you haven't built one - "odds on" you've thought about it?    

Launched by Prof. Dennis Chaddock and Model Engineering Services in 1974, the Quorn is a triumph of engineering design and a hugely desirable asset.  

Now... what if we were to tell you that:

• Following an agreement with Ivan Law at MES, Hemingway are proud to have become the sole authorised supplier of the Quorn.
• The new Quorn Mk3 design has been released, offering customers a much quicker build and easier, more accurate set-ups.   
FULL material kits are now available. Not just castings but everything required to complete your Quorn Mk3.