Author: Luke Ronne (Eng (Hons), M.Eng) I was a little hesitant about writing the following article. Sensitive readers may be offended; this article may contain words like steam, boiler and welding. Words like these tend to make people throw their hands up, close their eyes, and run for the hills. My personal view is boilers […]

In the last article I promised to continue with some machining examples including the cylinders. I’m also going to try and demonstrate how versatile my lathe (ELATHE 613) and milling machines (EMILGH/130 and 045) are if they are set up correctly and, of course, used correctly. The cylinder assembly The cylinder assembly is one of […]

In model engineering there is a cost scale that comes to mind before I continue with the technical bits. It’s simply, the more you make yourself, the cheaper the hobby, and I do this hobby on a boot strap budget. Most people get a set of castings and machine them to drawing, along with other […]

By Luker Introduction If I were to attend a group helping people with addictions my introduction would sound something like this… Hi, my name is Luke; I’m addicted to making things. Any complex mechanical system that moves on its own steam (pardon the pun) will have me lost for hours solving the equations, then making […]

The first thing you need to do is to decide what you need to power when the power is out. This will rank depending on personal preference and situation but usually ranks like this. Lights>Refrigeration>Cooking>Entertainment>Heat>Cleaning. Remember cooking and heating equipment takes ALLOT more energy than anything else in your home. If you must power those appliances (if […]

Congratulations to Reegan Busby from Pretoria, who is a winner of our article / instructional video competition. Reegan has won himself a hamper from Adendorff worth R2500.00 to spend on tools at our Pretoria branch. The winning video is available to view on YouTube or Facebook.

Adendorff Machinery Mart wishes to invite you, the woodworking enthusiast, to join us at our Johannesburg Head Office for a meet and greet on Saturday the 14th of November 2015. We would like to spend the day showcasing our range of woodworking equipment whilst getting to know you over drinks and snacks. We also want […]