Techniques

Methods, processes or procedures

3dPrinting

Printing using a 3D printer

Blacksmithing

Forging and other techniques used in blacksmithing

Casting

Casting of aluminium in the flowerpot furnace

CNC


Cutting


Drilling


Fabrication

Assembling metals using welding or fastenings

Grinding


Heat Treatment


Machining


Measuring


Milling

Milling is machining things using a rotating tool. Typically this is done using a milling machine but with a bit of ingenuity it also be done in the lathe.

Sharpening


Trepanning

Cutting a circular groove or hole leaving the centre material in place or forming a separate disk. A more efficient technique that boring or drilling in that it removes less material

Turning


Welding

Welding allows metals to be strongly joined together without the need for additional fastening. My welding is experience is mostly TIG but I also have tried MIG and gas welding.

Woodworking


Work Holding


Articles

Under stairs storage trolley

Under stairs storage trolley

Workshopshed: Russ is a friend of mine from since college, we spent many hours at the student TV studio and then later worked together installing software around the globe. Last month, I got together with Russ and another friend Richard

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OpenSCAD and DXF import

OpenSCAD and DXF import

I was thinking about making a base for the Furby driver in my Upcycle It design challenge. To model the base, I took the existing base and drew around it. I then scanned the image and imported it into Inkscape.

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Trouble with the Robox

Trouble with the Robox

Unfortunately when I went to turn on the Robox to do some printing then an error message appeared. “unable to perform the nozzle selection command” I followed those instructions and when I looked at the head, I saw what the

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3D printing with PET

3D printing with PET

This week I’ve been working with the PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) filaments from Refil. It’s made from recycled bottles and no additional colouring is added so it comes in a limited range of colours. I got a sample pack which has

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Thoughts on 3D Modelling

Thoughts on 3D Modelling

For the Upcycle It Design Challenge I’ve been creating a few models in OpenSCAD to augment my RC car. The first one I printed was a support for the Intel Edison in the style of some car parts. I’ve also

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