Archive for May, 2011

Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place

The national trust are taking on Nuffield Place, a bit smaller than their usual property but of historical significance as it was the home of William Richard Morris. William Morris who later became Lord Nuffield founded and ran the Morris

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Trip to the sunny south

Trip to the sunny south

My work took me to Marseille this week so I thought I’d take some photos of French Garages and construction equipment so you can see the difference to that back home.

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John Wilding Clocks Auction

John Wilding Clocks Auction

John Wilding is downsizing his house and is offering up a selection of his clocks for auction. John’s clocks have been exhibited at various model engineering exhibitions and he’s written many books on the subject. He’s even ventured into Meccano

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Portis Shortening

Portis Shortening

Since we’ve swapped the laminate flooring in the lounge with a pale carpet we’ve started taking our shoes off at the door. So hence the need for a suitable shoe rack. I’d previously contemplated buying a couple of Ikea Lämplig

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Wooden Bike from Rammed Earth Workshop

Wooden Bike from Rammed Earth Workshop

Michael Thompson has recently finished building a bike made from wood, the SplinterBike. No metal, plastic or rubber parts were used at all. The main part of the bike is made from birch, the axles from the hardwood ekki and

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The Story behind the Models DVD

The Story behind the Models DVD

In this DVD, Ivan Law from the SMEE interviews two of the UK’s greatest model engineers at the 2009 Sandown Exhibition, Cherry Hill and Mike Sayers. I was initially a little disappointed with this DVD as I was expecting more

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Online Auction – Fabrication Machinery, Vehicles etc

Online Auction - Fabrication Machinery, Vehicles etc

GoIndustry (UK) Limited Online Auction of Fabrication Machinery, Office Furniture & Equipment and Internal & External Transport Bidding open: 9 May 2011 6:00 AM PDTLots closing from: 24 May 2011 5:00 AM PDT 90 Lots of Metalworking Machines, including Laser

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Welding and Engineering Applications for Smart Phones

There’s a surprising number of useful phone apps for a welder. However there’s a general thought that a smart phone and a workshop are generally not compatible, grinding dust and dirt don’t go well with a touch screen. Welding and

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