Books and Magazine Reviews

When not in the workshop I like to read about model engineering and related subjects. Here are some of the books I’ve read over the last few years.

HackSpace Magazine – Hack Make Build Create

HackSpace Magazine - Hack Make Build Create

This week saw the launch of a new magazine for makers, tinkerers and garden shed engineers. “HackSpace Magazine” aims to be more than just electronics and incorporates woodwork and metalwork too. The first edition will be on sale later this

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

It’s not everyday you get a woodworking book with a song on the back cover. But this is not your ordinary woodworking book and the Offerman Woodshop is not your ordinary woodshop. The Offerman Woodshop is made up of a

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What’s on my bookshelf

What's on my bookshelf

I’ve quite a pile of books on my shelf at the moment, I thought I’d share some of them. The Manual of Direct Metal Sculpture is a book that was sitting on my wish list for a long time. The

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The Man who made things out of trees

Before reading this, if you’d have asked me to list all the trees I knew, I probably would have overlooked the ash tree. But the ash tree is the 3rd most common in the UK, is part of many woodlands

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Better Know Your Hammer

Better Know Your Hammer

Better Know Your Hammer is a guide to metal working hammers based on the blog posts of Wendy Edsall-Kerwin. I purchased an EBook edition of Better Know Your Hammer a few weeks ago. Like Wendy, I also like hammers and

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