Archive for July, 2011
A round tuit
I’m not quite sure if the round tuit is a piece of equipment or some kind of storage container but I’ve heard that lots of projects will be finished once the engineer gets a round tuit.
Welding and machining
Buildup welding is common on repairs to large axles and shafts as the cost of replacing the entire part is expensive. I’ve applied this to a radiator tool.
Maker interview – Mini Space invaders
Victor Coleiro from Melbourne Australia has made some interesting projects which he’s shared on Youtube and Flickr. Workshopshed: Victor, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed, how about we start with where you make your projects? Victor Coleiro: I make
Metal solids of constant width
I’ve mentioned before when I was looking at measuring tools, John Bryant and Chris Sangwin and the book “how round is your circle”. One of the interesting items from the book was a selection of metal objects that had constant
Three Phase RCDs
My previous post raised some questions on how does a three phase RCD work. If you’ve a three phase load then you can’t just use three single phase RCD’s attached to each of the phases. You’ll need a specialist 3
Plug into Safety
During National Shed Week, the Electrical Safety Council is reminding people of the electrical safety issues in their sheds with their Plug into Safety campaign. “Of the top five ‘shed hazards’ identified below, three relate to electrical safety: storing mains-powered
Latest from The Salvager
This month sees the introduction of a new magazine. “Salvager” is by Rico Daniels from “The Salvager” and “Le Salvager” fame. In this first edition he tells a little about his history, about salvaging, Life in France including the problems
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