Archive for April, 2020

Stripboard

Stripboard

For an upcoming project, I wanted to create the design on stripboard so that others could easily reproduce it. But I needed a design tool…

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Building Garden Sheds – Should You Do It Yourself?

Building Garden Sheds - Should You Do It Yourself?

If you’re planning to build a garden shed, you should first consider whether it’s possible to do it yourself. Its complexity will determine whether you can DIY. Read on for everything you need to know about building a shed in

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First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

First look at DesignSpark Mechanical

I’ve been aware of DesignSpark Mechanical for some time but never had the need to install it. I’ve been using Fusion360 until recently when my “startup” license expired. So I downloaded it, installed it and had a bit of a

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Fantasy tool shop

Fantasy tool shop

Have you ever gone to a tool shop, web site or catalogue and browsed through, picking out a fantasy shopping basket of those things you’d get if money was no object? I know I have. So I put the question

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Driving Electric Beryl

Driving Electric Beryl

Maker of Things, Alfred Chow recently got into model railways and was looking for a suitable female figure to drive miniature copy of the electric vehicle “Beryl the EV“ These were harder to find than he thought, so I offered

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A secret door found at the back of the larder

A secret door found at the back of the larder

Whilst trapped in lockdown, Jim and Hilda Bloggs of Bellhouse Road, Sheffield were not expecting to find a priceless historical artefact. When Jim and Hilda decided to re-arrange their store cupboard, little did they know what the would discover. “It

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