Archive for April, 2013

iMakr – The Opening of a 3D Printing Store in London

iMakr - The Opening of a 3D Printing Store in London

Today I joined 300 other makers, designers and tech enthusiasts at the opening of iMakr. In fact the opening has proved so popular that it has been spread over 2 days so that more people can attend. The store describes

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A sand bag

A sand bag

“A sandbag? Are you expecting flood?” I was asked. “No it’s for metal forming” I replied. When I’d been making the candle snuffer, I’d found it difficult to get the cone shape on the end and using the anvil covered

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Candle Snuffer

Candle Snuffer

Another little mini project. Some of our candles can be a bit tempremental when blown out with wax flying everywhere and I burn my fingers snuffing them out “manually”. So I went old school and made a little candle snuffer.

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Mini Project – Making a Trivet

Mini Project - Making a Trivet

After the bathroom was renovated we had some marble border tiles left over and due to an accident with a photo I also had a broken picture frame. I decided to put these together and create a small potstand or

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Shed roof repairs

Shed roof repairs

When I replaced my shed roof, I used a thin piece of plank of internal wooden cladding painted with some preservative, after two winters this was faring badly against the weather (photo taken before the guttering was added) I’d spent

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Spoon delivery

Spoon delivery

Last month, I made a spoon for Stephanie of the A Single Spoon Project. I posted it over to Tennessee last week and I’m sure you will be glad to hear that it’s arrived safely. The plan for the all

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Pouring Temperature vs Melting Temperature

Pouring Temperature vs Melting Temperature

I was recently sent some documentation on a small electric furnace for melting and heat treating metal which is of a good size for hobbiests but still a lot more expensive than building your own charcoal furnace. One of the

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A little venture in to electronics – Mechanical prototyping

A little venture in to electronics - Mechanical prototyping

Following the connection of the mouse and LCD to the arduino, I needed to have something physical to do further testing on. I wanted a design that would require the minimum of machining and would fit with my existing angle

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