Archive for July, 2015

Enhancing the lifespan of Power Tools

Enhancing the lifespan of Power Tools

Workshopshed: A typically British summer this year, alternating between strong sun and damp weather. It’s not the best conditions for your equipment and tools so our latest guest author has provided some thoughts on keeping your power tools in tip

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Self tapping vs. Thread cutting screws.

Self tapping vs. Thread cutting screws.

Bespoke furniture maker Jamie Hubbard asked on twitter the other day if anyone knew the name of the following screw which he’d dug out of an old car light fitting. I thought they looked very like the screws you get

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Workshopshed is going to New York Makers Faire

Workshopshed is going to New York Makers Faire

I’m happy to announce that my project was selected by the judges from Atmel and Element14 to be the winner of the Enchanted Objects Design Contest. The judges were impressed by the content you produced and how you blended mechanical

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Review of projects

Review of projects

In a recent Ben Heck episode Ben revisits an old project and discusses what went wrong with it and how to do it better. I think this is a great idea and will have a look through some of my

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The Way – St Pauls Cathedral Tercentenary Gates

The Way - St Pauls Cathedral Tercentenary Gates

Last year when I was enquiring about the RSPCA Fountain at the top of Richmond Hill, the Richmond Society told me about a special set of gates in Richmond park. On the edge of Sidmouth Woods there is an avenue

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LED Jig

LED Jig

The magnifier lamp has 24 LEDs and the housing is plastic so I did not want to solder them up in place. To simplify the assembly a wooden jig was made by drilling 3 hole through the head. An LED

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Win the metal to build your project

Win the metal to build your project

Metals 4u are running a competition for inventors, metal designers and creatives. You just need to sketch your design for a creation using tube clamps and share it on social media before the closing date of Monday 20th July For

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Hacksawing sheet metal

Hacksawing sheet metal

I’m sure you’ve all heard that horrible noise you get when you put a sheet of metal upright in a vice and try to saw through it. The noise is cause by the sheet vibrating as it’s cut. As well

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