Archive for December, 2016

2016 – In the spotlight

2016 - In the spotlight

For 2016 I had three main goals. Firstly to keep on top of projects and try to finish more than I started. Second to progress the Stirling Engine build and finally to visit the Model Engineer show at Brooklands. I

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Fail Fast or avoid failure?

Over on her blog, CamMi Pham commented of the need to avoid failure rather than “failing fast”. This reminds me of the 1980s, back then failure was something to be avoided and something you might be punished for. I don’t

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A little saw – update

A little saw - update

Just a quick update on the saw book. Most of the text for the hand saws is complete. I hope add an index and glossary for ease of use. Following some discussions on twitter, my plan is to release a

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A pig’s ear

A pig's ear

Pig’s Ear noun the ear of a wild or domestic swine something that has been badly or clumsily done; a botched job (esp in the phrase make a pig’s ear of something)) a traditional style of handrail (that’s difficult to

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