Books and Magazine Reviews

When not in the workshop I like to read about model engineering and related subjects. Here are some of the books I’ve read over the last few years.

This Book Isn’t Safe

This Book Isn’t Safe

My daughter bought me a copy of Colin Furze’s book for Christmas. If you’ve never heard of Colin Furze then you should visit his YouTube channel or website colinfurze.com but in summary Colin is mad inventor who has been “turning

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HackSpace Magazine – Hack Make Build Create

HackSpace Magazine - Hack Make Build Create

This week saw the launch of a new magazine for makers, tinkerers and garden shed engineers. “HackSpace Magazine” aims to be more than just electronics and incorporates woodwork and metalwork too. The first edition will be on sale later this

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Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop

[amazon asin=1101984651&image=http://www.workshopshed.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/GoodCleanFun.jpg&template=image] It’s not everyday you get a woodworking book with a song on the back cover. But this is not your ordinary woodworking book and the Offerman Woodshop is not your ordinary woodshop. The Offerman Woodshop is made up

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What’s on my bookshelf

What's on my bookshelf

I’ve quite a pile of books on my shelf at the moment, I thought I’d share some of them. The is a book that was sitting on my wish list for a long time. The reason is that it was

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The Man who made things out of trees

Before reading this, if you’d have asked me to list all the trees I knew, I probably would have overlooked the ash tree. But the ash tree is the 3rd most common in the UK, is part of many woodlands

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Better Know Your Hammer

Better Know Your Hammer

[amazon text=Better Know Your Hammer&asin=1257832069] is a guide to metal working hammers based on the blog posts of Wendy Edsall-Kerwin. [amazon template=image&asin=1257832069] I purchased an EBook edition of Better Know Your Hammer a few weeks ago. Like Wendy, I also

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Chasing and Repoussé

Chasing and Repoussé

Earlier in the year, I mentioned that I had a new book and was experimenting with a new technique called repoussé. This had allowed me to create a primitive medal for the PSTOIC annual get together. Since then I’ve read

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From prototype to product – A practical guide for electronic engineers

This book endeavours to teach you what they don’t teach on an electronics degree, the process of turning your prototype circuit into a product. It does so by selecting four key topics; design issues, design for manufacture, compliance and project

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