Archive for June, 2009

Workshopshed Panorama

Workshopshed Panorama

An experiment into making stitched photos using Gimp and Pandora, they work quite well with the exception of the extreme ends which need a bit of scaling and rotation as well as overlap and blending. It would have worked better

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Metal experts

Metal experts

Arthur Ganson Machines Arthur Ganson has been creating wonderful machines since the 1970s. The video below shows a technique for making wire gears which I think is quite ingeneous. Arthur Ganson’s Sculptures Eugene Sargent Whilst looking for some topics on

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Thanks for the Votes

Thanks for the Votes

The voting for shed of the year is now complete and the votes are being counted. The results will be announced for shed week next month. The winners from each category will now be put before the judging panel DJ

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Tap Terminology

There are many different types of taps, Steven Grantham comments on his blog that there are 38 pages of them in his catalogue. Here’s a few reasons why. Threads There are many different types of thread, metric fine, metric coarse,

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New Shelf

New Shelf

So that that my furnace bits and pieces did not have to sit on the floor I decided to build a simple metal shelf. I bought some angle iron (15x20x1mm) to form two of the sides. I also used an

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The shed smoke alarm works

The shed smoke alarm works

I decided to do a bit of brazing in the workshop last evening and rather regretted it. After cleaning the metal, setting it at right angles and putting on some flux, I started to heat it with my medium sized

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