Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.

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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Etching

Etching

An interesting technique I’ve been reading about recently is chemical etching. As a young lad I often etched my own PCBs using letraset style transfers and ferric chloride. At Stroud college we used a adapted version of Autocad to design

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Mixed Bag

Mixed Bag

Most of my weeks are actually quite varied, I’ll typically work on multiple projects but you normally only get to see progress on one front as it allows me to go into more detail on that specific project. As mentioned

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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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Ernest Malinowski and the Central Trans-Andean Railway

Ernest Malinowski and the Central Trans-Andean Railway

Following on from the article on Marc Brunel, the next in the series is Ernest Malinowski, a Polish Engineer who put his hand to building a railway across the Andes mountain range. Ernest Malinowski was born in a troubled time

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