Yearly Review


First full year in a Scottish Workshopshed

First full year in a Scottish Workshopshed

The year started differently than usual. Due to lock down there was no PSTOIC dinner and hence no medal creating. I’m expecting this year to be the same but if there is a meetup, I’ll see if I can ship

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A year of change

A year of change

This year started out quite similar to most, I made a medal for the PSTOIC dinner, was experimenting with stepper motors and wiring an extractor fan for the Workshopshed. Popular science had also published my article about making your own

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What a year, 2019

What a year, 2019

A surprisingly packed year, with several magazine articles and completed projects along with 2 talks.

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Reflecting on 2018

Reflecting on 2018

Looking back on 2018 it has been a particularly busy year. January started with the launch of “A Little Saw”, a book to help you pick the right cutting tool for your project. The book has sold a few copies

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2017 What a year

2017 What a year

As usual at this time of year, I reflect on the activity of the Workshopshed for 2017 Blogging wise the numbers have been fairly good, typically around one a week with a few slack months such as February. There have

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2016 – In the spotlight

2016 - In the spotlight

For 2016 I had three main goals. Firstly to keep on top of projects and try to finish more than I started. Second to progress the Stirling Engine build and finally to visit the Model Engineer show at Brooklands. I

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2015 – A winning year

2015 - A winning year

My main plan for 2015 was to built a little Stirling Engine based on a design from Model Engineer with some tweaks and castings. However even in January I was distracted by other projects. The Cel Robox 3D printer I’d

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Review of 2013

Review of 2013

This year has been a great year for projects, I started the year by fulfilling a New Year’s resolution and mounting a vice. I also did a bit of upcycling turning some old scaffold planks and builders discards into a

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