A little saw – update

A little saw - update

Just a quick update on the saw book. Most of the text for the hand saws is complete. I hope add an index and glossary for ease of use. Following some discussions on twitter, my plan is to release a

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A pig’s ear

A pig's ear

Pig’s Ear noun the ear of a wild or domestic swine something that has been badly or clumsily done; a botched job (esp in the phrase make a pig’s ear of something)) a traditional style of handrail (that’s difficult to

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Project Review

Project Review

Earlier this year, I suggested that I should finish more projects than I start to avoid an increasing pile of boxes on the bench. Finished this year There’s been quite a few projects finished this year, a mix of high

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Advent Calendars

Yesterday, I spotted some advent calendars in a local shop and I was a little shocked by the price. When I was a kid they used to be simple cardboard affairs with a picture behind each door. In more recent

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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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Knight v2 Completion

Knight v2 Completion

The knight project was completed just in time for the October Linuxing in London meetup. Mechanics The 3D model was completed and painted a week or so back. I filled a spare hole in the box lid with a dowel

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Terminator Eye

A discussion on Element14 about Haloween costumes involving tech reminded me of a prop I built many years ago. It was made for a spoof Terminator film for the Student Television of Imperial College. The director Ronjoy Choudhury wanted a

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Heath Robinson Museum

Heath Robinson Museum

Guest post by Catherine Jones. “That’s a bit Heath Robinson.” Is one of those phrases that you hear and might know that it means a machine or contraption that is a little bit strange,overly complicated or just looks plain dangerous.

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