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Rube Goldberg Machine and Video Editing

Rube Goldberg Machine and Video Editing

As mentioned earlier this week I’ve just swapped in a new PC as my old one died on me, then recycled the old one. My daughter and I also built and filmed a Rube Goldberg machine. After several false starts

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Another Welded Elephant

Another Welded Elephant

Workshopshed reader John Fawcett has sent in some fantastic pictures of mechanical elephants and the Luneside factory that made them. Rajah the Elephant was made by Luneside engineers in the 1950s and returned to the site in 2013. Here’s John,

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New Weekly Magazine – Build a mechanical elephant

New Weekly Magazine - Build a mechanical elephant

Due to the popularity of the Welding the Elephant post, we’ve decided to publish a new weekly magazine and kit so you can weld your own elephant. Each edition will include parts and instructions to build a sub-assembly such as

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Harold Hall – Tools and fixtures

Harold Hall - Tools and fixtures

Veteran metal worker Harold Hall is well known for his magazine articles and books. He’s recently turned to Youtube and has been creating videos of his projects and tools. Each of the short videos explains the parts of the tool

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Made Simple – Made Easy

Made Simple - Made Easy

“A selection of gadgets to assist the Model Engineer” by H. Maurice Turnbull This book was first published last year and is a large format booklet style publication of just 50 or so pages with a good clear selection of

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Ball Clocks

Ball Clocks

I’ve always held a facination for ball clocks, they are not known to be particularly accurate timekeepers but the movement of the balls facinates me. I particularly like watching them when they got to 12:59 when all the balls reset

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Welding the Elephant

Welding the Elephant

Whilst reading the IET magazine, I spotted an article on Hybrid-laser welding. It was an interesting article but it also had picture of a man welding an marvelous mechanical elephant. I emailed the editor and he replied that it was

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Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention

Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention

“Aardman Animations has been commissioned by the BBC to produce a brand new live action show featuring Wallace & Gromit. Wallace & Gromit present: A World of Invention, will take a light-hearted and humorous look at real-life contraptions, gadgets and

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