Shed loads of storage

Shed loads of storage

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sorting through some boxes of decorating kit and the “paint store” chucking out all the old and broken stuff and quarter cans of paint that had turned to jelly. I’ve managed to free

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Junk Sculptures

Junk Sculptures

As you might be aware I love seeing stuff welded together from old scraps. There’s lots of people who make such things, here’s a few I’ve found around the web. Junktures do things at a small scale with pieces for

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For want of a nail

For want of a nail

One of the window washer nozzles on my car was only squirting water part way up the screen. “That’s too small to worry about” I though, oh how I was wrong. What had happened is that the pipe to the

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Welded Flea Sculpture

Welded Flea Sculpture

The welded flea sculpture made as part of my Artist Welding course at Chelsea is now finished. The slate base has been drilled and filled with epoxy and the mounting plates screwed down to it. The backlegs were also tied

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Rusty old websites

Rusty old websites

Whilst reviewing the workshopshed web logs I spotted that there are a few people who are interested in rust, rusty stuff and rusting. A further search found the following links: Rusty Iron Workshop Rob Skinner and Kelley Garcia, who describe

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Rusty old art?

Rusty old art?

Most shed based engineers spent a lot of effort avoiding getting their work and tools rusty. Artist Tom Deko has however, actively sought rust to give colour and life to his recycled metal sculptures. These can been seen until 17th

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Terminology

In the same way that some estate agents might refer to a small flat as being compact and bijou. Engineers selling old equipment on auction sites might use alternative phraseology to encourage sales of their old junk. Unique design =

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Screw Removal

Screw Removal

This weekend I replaced some rusty screws on the toilet seat with some new stainless steel ones. I was trying to think why they became so rusty and believe that perhaps they were origionally zinc plated (BZP – bright zinc

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