Archive for July, 2009

Answer to Mechanism seen on the tube

Answer to Mechanism seen on the tube

It would appear my puzzle was a little too easy. Mike Morgan was the first to spot that it was “some sort fancy upmarket clasp on a bag?” followed by some lady readers of the workshopshed blog who new exactly

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Mechanism seen on the tube

Mechanism seen on the tube

On the way to work this morning I saw the above mechanism whilst travelling on the London underground. Any guesses as to what it is?

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International Shed of the Year

International Shed of the Year

The winner of the International Shed of the Year is a Workshop. “The Shed” owned by Chuck Witmer of Scale House Design is a large timber framed design with reclaimed materials such as IKEA glass shelving for the windows and

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Desert workshop

Desert workshop

Thanks to Michael Janzen I found John Wells and The Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory (aka The Field Lab). As you can see it’s pretty remote so anything needed has to be transported in or used

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Miniature Workshops

Miniature Workshops

I like to think that the Workshopshed is a small workshop but it’s no where near as small as these two: The Science Museum has a minature steam powered engineering workshop as photographed by Nic Brown. David Brookshaw makes some

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Shed Week

It’s Shed Week this week! As previously mentioned the workshopshed made it into the finals of shed of the year, and I’m anxiously waiting the results of the judging on Wednesday. I’ve not got much planned for shed week, hopefully

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Workshop at the Eli Whitney Museum

Workshop at the Eli Whitney Museum

The Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden, Connecticut, USA like many museums has a great workshop. It also has a Leonardo-Challenge aimed to get young people interested in design and is home to the The Wilbur and Orville Society. Photographer Tom

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The Small Workshop

The Small Workshop

The first book in a series called “Workshop Solutions” edited by woodworker and author Ralph Laughton is “The Small Workshop”. It looks at creating a workshop out of a small space such as a shed or garage and deals with

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