Archive for November, 2010

Two engineering fairs for London

Two engineering fairs for London

You might be aware there there’s two model engineering fairs comming up in the near future. They are headed up by rival magazine companies so I was amused to read in the editorial for one of them some hair splitting

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Edmund Dohnert – Mechanical Curiosities

Edmund Dohnert - Mechanical Curiosities

Edmund Dohnert can’t decide if he’s an artist or an engineer. Having looked at his mechanical curiosities, I’d conclude that he’s both and more. His wonderful selection of devices are made from brass and wood. There is a Heath Robinson

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Self-Repair Manifesto

Self-Repair Manifesto

I’ve previously mentioned my joy in repairing and mending things and the make do and mend philosophy. So when I discovered that iFixit were putting together free repair guides to a range of items I just had to join in

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Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit

I watched the first Wallace and Gromit World of Inventions on the PVR the other night. There was a good selection of science and inventions, I’d seen some of the articles before, the flying penguins for example I’d seen a

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ThomasNet – Articles on Metal Work and Welding

ThomasNet got in contact to tell me that they’ve added a selection of new articles onto their website. Here are a few examples Metal WorkMachinist-Machining ResourcesA guide to vicesTypes of BearingsHow Milling Machines WorkHow springs are madeRivets, Fasteners and Screws

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Vernon’s Vertical Slide

Vernon's Vertical Slide

Blokey shed metal worker Vernon recently bought an Australian made Nuttall lathe and decided to fabricate a vertical slide for it so he could do milling operations in the lathe. He’s kindly shared how he went about the process of

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