Archive for February, 2010

Old books on casting

Old books on casting

No one is quite sure when people first started melting metals and casting them in sand, however there are plenty of old books with descriptions and details of techniques. The Archive.org site has a few of these books including the

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Bosch DIY Tool Sale

I’ve been sent a few emails from Amazon recently with reduced price powertools from Bosch. There is a wide range of cordless hammer drills, multi-tools and garden equipment. Bosch DIY Tools

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Other Flea Sculptures and models

Other Flea Sculptures and models

The flea sculpture is nearly finished, so I thought I’d share some other people’s creations. Merkaba’s flea is made from Sculpey Premo Polymer Clay and has the cheeky message, “if brains were leather you’d have enough to make a saddle

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Book Review – Performance Welding Handbook

Book Review - Performance Welding Handbook

I bought this book to find out if I wanted to buy a TIG or a MIG welder for my model engineering workshop, it answered that question and a lot more. The book is intended for people aiming to build

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Maker Faire 2010 Newcastle

Maker Faire 2010 Newcastle

Maker Faire, Newcastle – March 13-14, 2010 “Maker Faire celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all

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Rusty old websites

Rusty old websites

Whilst reviewing the workshopshed web logs I spotted that there are a few people who are interested in rust, rusty stuff and rusting. A further search found the following links: Rusty Iron Workshop Rob Skinner and Kelley Garcia, who describe

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