Beginners

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

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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Taps of a different kind

Taps of a different kind

When I built the drill drawer, I mentioned that I needed to make some trays or dividers. A trip through the bathroom section at Ikea revealed some small boxes from the Molger bathroom range that looked to be just the

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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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Miniature Engineering

Miniature Engineering

In the process of looking for information about making my flea circus chariot I’ve tracked down a few other people who like to make small things. Charlotte and Martin Willmott made the papers recently with their models of tiny kitchen

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