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.

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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Maker Pro

Maker Pro

Maker Pro is a series of interviews with a wide range of people, looking at how they make their living through making. The interviewees are from diverse backgrounds and countries, and some of the interviewers are quite interesting too. [amazon

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How to design a light – Design Museum

How to Design a Light

How to design a light from the Design Museum This is an inspirational and conceptual book rather than a practical study guide. It’s hard to tell if the book is intended for the coffee table or …

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