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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Will robots take over our jobs?

Will robots take over our jobs?

There’s been a commentary running throughout 2016, and I don’t mean Brexit or Celebrity deaths. The message is that the robots are coming to take our jobs. It’s been mentioned by the BBC, Guardian, Telegraph, Washington Post and CNBC even

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First make of the year

First make of the year

The first make of the year was a bit of 3D printing. I am road testing a Bitscope Blade over on Element14 and wanted to mount my disk and power supply on a board. Design After failing to find anything

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2016 – In the spotlight

2016 - In the spotlight

For 2016 I had three main goals. Firstly to keep on top of projects and try to finish more than I started. Second to progress the Stirling Engine build and finally to visit the Model Engineer show at Brooklands. I

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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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