Archive for December, 2008

Thor’s Metalworking

Thor's Metalworking

With a name like “Thor” you are not going to take up a hobby like needlework or stamp collecting. So it’s not surprising that Thor has taken up metalwork, he’s also kindly shared a collection of metal work plans on

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Machining Wood in the mini lathe

Machining Wood in the mini lathe

I’ve been doing some simple wood turning in the lathe over the last few weeks. I found that the local DIY superstore sold hemlock balustrade blanks, for a couple of pounds. This is a pale wood that is fine grained

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Keeping warm in the workshop

Keeping warm in the workshop

This weekend the temperature in the workshop shed dropped below 0°C so the electric heater was set going. It’s only a little workshop and I’m not working long hours so I’m not too worried about the cost. However the cold

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