Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget
Mechanical Gadgets

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects
Projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.
Sculpture

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Ghost Rider

Ghost Rider

It started with an advert on a social media platform for a skull mask. I really liked the look of it an thought it could make for a good project. I’d also seen some “flames” on AliExpress, things like caldrons

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Rustic Sawhorse

Rustic Sawhorse

I’ve been slowly working through a big pile of logs sawing and splitting the wood. The smaller bits will be used on our firepit and the larger, I hope to get some planks and spars to make projects with. I’d

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Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

I visited a massive engineering project that looks like a sculpture and a sculpture that was a massive engineering project.

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Bench Upgrades

Bench Upgrades

For a while now I’ve been saving up for a milling machine. As I’m getting close to my target I thought I’d make some preparations for installation. Although I’m only getting a small milling machine it will be a lot

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Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars

I’ve been wondering about advent calendars. I don’t really want one with chocolate in it or having small plastic toys.

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Inventors Day

Inventors Day

For several countries, the 9th of November is a day to celebrate inventors. Not sure why we don’t have such a thing in the UK but I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to mention a few of the

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Puppet Master

Puppet Master

Over the weekend I attended a short introduction course with puppet master Bernd Ogrodnik. Along with 300 other enthusiasts from around the globe, I learnt a little about carving, wood types, performance and the design of puppets. Bernd shared many

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Master, Master

Master, Master

This last week, I renamed the branch on my Github repos from Master to Main. As I don’t use any kind of gitflow for my repositories and I don’t have to worry about team members, this was a pretty painless

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