Archive for August, 2016

Oven fixing

Oven fixing

Just over a couple of years ago our oven gave up and I popped down the local Magnet to get a replacement. The oven is simply plugged into a socket on the wall so the installation is a simple as

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CNC Plasma Cutting

CNC Plasma Cutting

A plasma cutter is a tool for cutting metal, it excels at cutting steel and bigger versions can cut through materials around 40mm thick. It is often used for sheet metal but can also be used for cutting pipes. When

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A new EBook – A little saw

A new EBook - A little saw

I’ve been thinking about writing a short book for a while I’d read As they slept by Andy Leeks about how he wrote a book on his commute to and from work. I’ve also been writing blog posts on my

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Spring punch

Spring punch

I was sent a Spring Tools centre punch and nail set by Phil Gregson of Chicago Brand UK Ltd. I suggested a comparison of the spring centre punch versus the other centre punches I had to hand. The following is

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A handmade footstool

A handmade footstool

A few years ago my daughter inherited a “big bed” from her Great Aunt and we set it up in her room. Last year she told us that she did not like the big bars over the ends so as

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What is a shed?

What is a shed?

The world of sheds is not usually a hotbed of controversy, but this weeks “Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year” programme on Channel 4 has got “Sheddies” stirred up. If you asked your average punter to describe a shed, no

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Interview with designer Agustin Flowalistik

Interview with designer Agustin Flowalistik

Agustin Flowalistik is a designer with a passion for creating functional things, sharing them and trying to make something good for the planet. His recent creations are the Lampe project a 3D printable light, the Campbell Planter which combines waste

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