Archive for April, 2011

The 1902 State Landau

The 1902 State Landau

Today is the day of the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton. There will be lots of coverage of the people, Westminster Abbey and the wedding dress. So on first appearances there’s not much to talk about from

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TIG Welding Gloves

TIG Welding Gloves

Up to now all my welding has been done using heavy welding gauntlets such as those you can get from the likes of B&Q or Machine Mart. So I was quite pleased when Ed from R-Tech welding sent me a

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Little Spark Plugs

Little Spark Plugs

I was reading in the March edition of Engineering in Miniature about making mini spark plugs. Due to the small size of model IC engines it is not always possible to buy a plug of the right size. So the

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Scrap yards and motorway junctions

With the recent fire next to the M1 and the damage caused to motorway supports the highways agency are planning a risk review. But this got me thinking as to why a scrap yard would be placed there in the

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Workshop Measuring Tools

Workshop Measuring Tools

After finding David Riches website on Mathematical Instruments I was inspired to write a piece on the use of workshop measuring tools. However when I looked into this, I discovered that others had already done that for me. Ivan Law’s

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