Archive for December, 2008

Terry Brown’s Shed – Casting, Maching, Projects and Gingery Shaper

Terry Brown's Shed - Casting, Maching, Projects and Gingery Shaper

Today I stumbled across a goldmine of information. Terry Brown’s shed stuff pages contain a large number of project he’s completed over the last 7 years. There’s a section on foundry work making furnaces and melting aluminium, this is complemented

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Turning different materials

Turning different materials

Most people use their mini-lathes to turn metal or plastic and some even venture into turning wood but I expect few will be turning lino. As a Christmas present for an uncle, I made the above lino ink stamp from

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Taps of a different kind

Taps of a different kind

When I built the drill drawer, I mentioned that I needed to make some trays or dividers. A trip through the bathroom section at Ikea revealed some small boxes from the Molger bathroom range that looked to be just the

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Challenging Project?

If you are looking for a challenging workshop project and are bored with complex steam engines, grinding machines and clocks then you could always follow in the footsteps of Michael Wright who decided to build an Antikythera Device in his

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Workshops Downunder

On reading the stats for the numbers of visitors from different countries I noticed that there’s a good few people visiting from Australia. A discussion with mate Alan suggested the reason was “.au land has plenty of bodgers”. Further investigation

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More Electrical Safety

I’ve previously mentioned that you need to be careful when dealing with electrics in the workshop but not everyone is quite so sensible. Uncle Wilko from the ShedBlog reported of a pensioner who decided to wired up his shed electrics

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London Model Engineering Exhibition 2009

London Model Engineering Exhibition 2009

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th January 2009Great HallAlexandra Palace Over 1000 exhibits 40 National and Regional Clubs Over 90 suppliers Trains, Tanks, Boats, Hovercraft, Planes Kits, Machinery, Tools, Components Book by 2nd January to save money on tickets. Opening Times:Fri

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Screw Removal

Screw Removal

This weekend I replaced some rusty screws on the toilet seat with some new stainless steel ones. I was trying to think why they became so rusty and believe that perhaps they were origionally zinc plated (BZP – bright zinc

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