Archive for 2017

2017 What a year

2017 What a year

As usual at this time of year, I reflect on the activity of the Workshopshed for 2017 Blogging wise the numbers have been fairly good, typically around one a week with a few slack months such as February. There have

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:MOVE mini buggy kit

:MOVE mini buggy kit

As a prize for our winning Rube Goldberg Project14 entry, element14 gave use some cash to spend on new kit from their store. Megan picked a  :MOVE mini buggy kit and I selected a Dremel drill to replace my aging

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More Fusion 360 Sheet Metal

More Fusion 360 Sheet Metal

I seem to be getting the hang of the Fusion360 sheet metal mode but the “Create Flat Pattern” does not always seem to work. This box results in a pattern which is just a copy of the box but without

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Hole Saw Pipe Notching Guide

Hole Saw Pipe Notching Guide

Pipe or tube can make very strong structures. This is why they are used in rollcages and bicycle frames. To fit these together for welding or brazing, a circular cut is made in the end of one of the pipes

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CAD for sheet metal

CAD for sheet metal

After my anglegrinder cable got nibbled by mice I thought it might be a good idea to store it in a metal rather than cardboard box. I’ve made a few cardboard boxes in my time and to a lot of

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How Can I Fix Broken Venetian Blinds?

How Can I Fix Broken Venetian Blinds?

A couple of years ago, I read a great article about Venetian blinds online and decided to equip my own home with them. Due to the fact that both of my first neighbors had two level homes, this allowed me

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5 Things To Look For When Buying A Workshop From An Online Merchant

5 Things To Look For When Buying A Workshop From An Online Merchant

Richard from WhatShed has returned with some new advice for a prospective workshop buyer. This time though the advice is not on the actual workshop you will be buying, but where you will be buying it from. Thanks Richard. Richard:

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Maker <> Crafter

Maker <> Crafter

The other day I saw a tweet from Kris Howard, she was enraged that Maker culture excluded lots of crafters. This got me thinking about the definitions of maker and crafter as I’ve never really thought of myself as a

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