Archive for July, 2008

Workshop Electrics Basics

Workshop Electrics Basics

After a few comments from various readers about the complexity of my previous thoughts on workshop electrics I agreed to write an article for the shed blog for the readersheds National Shed Week. The article gets back to the basics

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Thread experts?

Thread experts?

A few years back, I went into Clerkenwell Screws, passed the man behind the counter a bolt from a second hand table and asked if he had any nuts for it. Almost immediately he came back with the comment, “oh

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Tapping in Soho?

Tapping in Soho?

I needed a 4.5mm HSS drill bit to tap an M5 hole in my latest small project. Normally I’d order these online but as it was a nice day I thought I’d see if the local hardware store by the

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Still no voltage

Still no voltage

Following my previous posting on No Voltage Release switches, I’ve done some further research. Both my pillar drill and bench grinder already have these fitted, the lathe definately does not. Whilst searching the web for these switches, I found several

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Beatrice for shed of the year?

Beatrice for shed of the year?

Beatrice is the name for the shed assembled by three generations of a family back in March. Since writing they have given the shed a nice coat of pink paint and framed it with a rose arch. Beatrice has now

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Shedworld

Shedworld

Workshop Shed is featured on ShedWorld, a new site by ShedMan John Davies, a writer and poet from Brighton. As part of National Shed week, ShedWorld is uncovering the diversity of activities (and relaxation) that people do in their sheds

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No Voltage

No Voltage

A local powercut launched a discussion about what would happen if I’d been machining something in the workshop whilst that happened. Well if it had been dark it might have been a little scary whilst all the equipment powered down

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