Archive for July, 2011

A round tuit

I’m not quite sure if the round tuit is a piece of equipment or some kind of storage container but I’ve heard that lots of projects will be finished once the engineer gets a round tuit.

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Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and Bolts

One of the things I use quite a lot of in the workshop is bolts so I thought it would be worth researching a little. Machine Screws vs Bolts Thinking back to my time in the Dowty Aerospace apprentice workshop

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Welding and machining

Welding and machining

Buildup welding is common on repairs to large axles and shafts as the cost of replacing the entire part is expensive. I’ve applied this to a radiator tool.

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Maker interview – Mini Space invaders

Maker interview - Mini Space invaders

Victor Coleiro from Melbourne Australia has made some interesting projects which he’s shared on Youtube and Flickr. Workshopshed: Victor, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed, how about we start with where you make your projects? Victor Coleiro: I make

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Metal solids of constant width

Metal solids of constant width

I’ve mentioned before when I was looking at measuring tools, John Bryant and Chris Sangwin and the book “how round is your circle”. One of the interesting items from the book was a selection of metal objects that had constant

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Three Phase RCDs

Three Phase RCDs

My previous post raised some questions on how does a three phase RCD work. If you’ve a three phase load then you can’t just use three single phase RCD’s attached to each of the phases. You’ll need a specialist 3

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Plug into Safety

Plug into Safety

During National Shed Week, the Electrical Safety Council is reminding people of the electrical safety issues in their sheds with their Plug into Safety campaign. “Of the top five ‘shed hazards’ identified below, three relate to electrical safety: storing mains-powered

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Latest from The Salvager

Latest from The Salvager

This month sees the introduction of a new magazine. “Salvager” is by Rico Daniels from “The Salvager” and “Le Salvager” fame. In this first edition he tells a little about his history, about salvaging, Life in France including the problems

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