Inspiration

What inspires you to make and repair?

Mechanical Gadgets

It's mechanical, it's a gadget
Mechanical Gadgets

Projects

Ideas for projects and people's projects
Projects

Sculpture

Most of the sculptures featured here are made from metal or mixed materials. I find sculptures inspiration, just because something does not have a pure functional purpose does not mean it does not have value.
Sculpture

Articles

Rustic Sawhorse

Rustic Sawhorse

I’ve been slowly working through a big pile of logs sawing and splitting the wood. The smaller bits will be used on our firepit and the larger, I hope to get some planks and spars to make projects with. I’d

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Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies

I visited a massive engineering project that looks like a sculpture and a sculpture that was a massive engineering project.

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Bench Upgrades

Bench Upgrades

For a while now I’ve been saving up for a milling machine. As I’m getting close to my target I thought I’d make some preparations for installation. Although I’m only getting a small milling machine it will be a lot

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Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars

I’ve been wondering about advent calendars. I don’t really want one with chocolate in it or having small plastic toys.

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Inventors Day

Inventors Day

For several countries, the 9th of November is a day to celebrate inventors. Not sure why we don’t have such a thing in the UK but I thought I’d use it as an opportunity to mention a few of the

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Puppet Master

Puppet Master

Over the weekend I attended a short introduction course with puppet master Bernd Ogrodnik. Along with 300 other enthusiasts from around the globe, I learnt a little about carving, wood types, performance and the design of puppets. Bernd shared many

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Master, Master

Master, Master

This last week, I renamed the branch on my Github repos from Master to Main. As I don’t use any kind of gitflow for my repositories and I don’t have to worry about team members, this was a pretty painless

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Heritage Crafts on TV

Heritage Crafts on TV

Over the weekend, I had an email from Spun Gold TV. Spun Gold is an independent producerĀ and has previously made shows such as Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, Great Canal Journeys, Back in the Saddle and Love

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