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New Weekly Magazine – Build a mechanical elephant

New Weekly Magazine - Build a mechanical elephant

Due to the popularity of the Welding the Elephant post, we’ve decided to publish a new weekly magazine and kit so you can weld your own elephant. Each edition will include parts and instructions to build a sub-assembly such as

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Harold Hall – Tools and fixtures

Harold Hall - Tools and fixtures

Veteran metal worker Harold Hall is well known for his magazine articles and books. He’s recently turned to Youtube and has been creating videos of his projects and tools. Each of the short videos explains the parts of the tool

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Made Simple – Made Easy

Made Simple - Made Easy

“A selection of gadgets to assist the Model Engineer” by H. Maurice Turnbull This book was first published last year and is a large format booklet style publication of just 50 or so pages with a good clear selection of

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Ball Clocks

Ball Clocks

I’ve always held a facination for ball clocks, they are not known to be particularly accurate timekeepers but the movement of the balls facinates me. I particularly like watching them when they got to 12:59 when all the balls reset

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Welding the Elephant

Welding the Elephant

Whilst reading the IET magazine, I spotted an article on Hybrid-laser welding. It was an interesting article but it also had picture of a man welding an marvelous mechanical elephant. I emailed the editor and he replied that it was

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