New Shelf

New Shelf

So that that my furnace bits and pieces did not have to sit on the floor I decided to build a simple metal shelf. I bought some angle iron (15x20x1mm) to form two of the sides. I also used an

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The shed smoke alarm works

The shed smoke alarm works

I decided to do a bit of brazing in the workshop last evening and rather regretted it. After cleaning the metal, setting it at right angles and putting on some flux, I started to heat it with my medium sized

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Lessons involving heat

This bank holiday weekend I was working on the gates for the drive. Not surprisingly the pre-drilled holes in the gate posts for the mountings were in the wrong places so I had to re-drill them all and fill the

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Making the Victorian Flea Chariot – Part 3

Making the Victorian Flea Chariot - Part 3

Brazing and Soldering Prior to silver soldering the components I did a practice exercise to make a small brass cube. I had intended to complete all 6 sides but due to time constraints over Christmas I only completed the three

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Keeping warm in the workshop

Keeping warm in the workshop

This weekend the temperature in the workshop shed dropped below 0°C so the electric heater was set going. It’s only a little workshop and I’m not working long hours so I’m not too worried about the cost. However the cold

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Bang!

Bang!

Why would anyone want to clean a penny? asked a comedian last week at the “Poodle Club” comedy evening in Stoke Newington. At the time, I just chuckled and agreed that it was just a crazy suggestion by Mr Shouty,

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