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.

Articles

Future of Blogging

As part of the Upcycle It design challenge over on Element14, I’ve been blogging a lot on their community site. I’ve also been following with interest a discussion on why those blogs are part of the challenge. For me the

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Another Welded Elephant

Another Welded Elephant

Workshopshed reader John Fawcett has sent in some fantastic pictures of mechanical elephants and the Luneside factory that made them. Rajah the Elephant was made by Luneside engineers in the 1950s and returned to the site in 2013. Here’s John,

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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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More top women makers

More top women makers

There was lots of positive feedback from the previous post on top women makers. Before we get into the details, I thought it worth mentioning that there is no kind of order to the list, the makers were just split

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Top women makers

Top women makers

A combination of the recent women’s march and some comments from Naomi Wu reminded me that my content is biased towards middle-aged white guys. So I decided to feature some of the female makers I follow on twitter and other

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