Archive for February, 2013

Potting Bench – Part 4

Potting Bench - Part 4

I’d planned to attach the legs to the top frame before putting on the top as it would give me more visibility but I found there were too many pieces to juggle at once. So instead I cut two more

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Afinia 3D Printer

Afinia 3D Printer

For a some time 3D printers have been provided in kit form, often requiring soldering and programming skills to make them work. The relative newcomer to the market Afinia has a different approach to 3D printing being an “Out of

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Reclaimed hammer

Reclaimed hammer

I’ve recently been given a rusty and heavy old toolbox full of bits. So in return I offered to fix up and restore the tools I thought would be useful for the origional owner and put them in a much

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Potting Bench – Part 3

Potting Bench - Part 3

The next part of the bench to build was the top. The back of the top was made from a scaffold plank, the ends were going rotten but I managed to cut a nice section from the middle 1m long.

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Potting Bench – Part 2

Potting Bench - Part 2

Making the second pair of legs was fairly uneventful, a couple of knots meant that one piece of scrap just refused to separate itself regardless of how much I attacked it with chisels and saws. One tip I can give

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Chinese New Year 2013 – Year of the Water Snake

I’d like to wish you all a Happy Chinese New Year and may your year of the water snake be a prosperous and plentiful one. Here’s some robot water snakes for your edutainment. The observant of you might have spotted

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Potting bench – Part 1

Potting bench - Part 1

When the builders finished our extention they left me some timber, mostly 2x4s. I also had some scaff planks that I interited with the house. At the beginning of this year, I decided that the big pile of wood was

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

As I work in a wooden workshop fire safety is particularly important to me. Last time I completed any formal training was at Dowty in the 1990s and I mostly remember the demonstration of the effectiveness of halon extinguishers vs

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