Wand practice

Wand practice

The other week we visited the Harry Potter experience over by Watford. For some pictures see Instagram or Twitter. In the shop, there were some replica wands made from plastic and they were £32 each. Much as I love a

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Projects vs Kits

Projects vs Kits

I finished off a project over the weekend for a magazine and also had a message from a budding builder who wanted to create their own version of the EL wire sign created for HackSpace. This got me thinking about

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Designing for 3D Printing

Mesh Mixer Inspector showing a problem

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been designing a complex animal model for a magazine article and thought I’d share some of the things I’ve discovered along the way. Organic Shapes I tried to design the main body of my

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The Pros And Cons Of Buying A House That Needs Work

The Pros And Cons Of Buying A House That Needs Work

The trend for actually staying put and renovating is on the up according to statistics. A little look at Kirsty and Phil’s Love It Or List It on Channel 4 and you’ll see that plenty of people choose not to

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Kitchen Maintenance: 4 Things to Check for Repairs

Kitchen Maintenance: 4 Things to Check for Repairs

There’s plenty of maintenance to do around the house, but one room that benefits from a special focus is the kitchen, and accompanying dining areas.  This because they get so much use over time, when compared to the rest of

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But what if I fail?

Fail Book

So now you’ve done your thing and did not have success. What next? Here’s some thoughts with dealing with failure.

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6 Uses for an Angle Grinder & Why Every Handyman Needs One

Angle grinder in action

Angle grinders are a versatile tool used by almost every tradesman, and the handyman is no exception. While they can do serious work on some of the toughest known materials to man and always require healthy respect, they aren’t as

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Turning reclaimed materials into Furniture

Turning reclaimed materials into Furniture

Workshopshed:  Leona Marsh is someone who gets things done. She’s used her business experience and passion for the creative to found Marsh Mill Interiors. Here she designs and makes furniture for homes and businesses. Workshopshed:  Leona, thanks for taking the

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