Beginners

It's not easy starting out with a new hobby or skill. These articles focus on beginners and easier projects.

Failure is inevitable

Failure is inevitable

“We need to stop glamorizing failure” says Greg Rollett, “you need to reject failure if at all possible”. Don’t Believe Anyone Who Says Failure Is a Good ThingEveryone fails, but there are no such thing as moral victories. www.entrepreneur.com Now

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Bench hook – Mini Woodworking Project

Using The Bench Hook

A bench hook is a simple project that teaches many woodworking skills and helps you when sawing. There were no free plans with instructions so I wrote some.

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Folding

Folding

This week I attended the Makers’ Guild meetup entitled “‘NOT 3DPrinting’ – less hyped but exciting maker technologies”. We had two speakers, Jamie Elliot of JAILmake who told about his designing and making projects and Gregory Epps of Robofold who

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Candle Snuffer

Candle Snuffer

Another little mini project. Some of our candles can be a bit tempremental when blown out with wax flying everywhere and I burn my fingers snuffing them out “manually”. So I went old school and made a little candle snuffer.

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Fire Safety

Fire Safety

As I work in a wooden workshop fire safety is particularly important to me. Last time I completed any formal training was at Dowty in the 1990s and I mostly remember the demonstration of the effectiveness of halon extinguishers vs

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Engineering Courses for model makers

Engineering Courses for model makers

For people interested in starting up in model engineering they often buy some equipment and some books and just learn by trial and error. However a beginners training course can really help you get past the first few hurdles and

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