Repairs don’t always work

Repairs don't always work

As you might gather from the long list of repairs on this site. I am a big fan of repairing. A good repair can make your item better than the original and it can last for a long time. However

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How to sharpen a pocket knife

How to sharpen a pocket knife

A guide to sharpening a pocket knife using a sharpening stone and lubricant

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New Year

New Year

A productive start to the New Year despite a cold. Got my first magazine article sent off for editing. In the process I learnt a few things about Fusion360, the first is that there’s a whole workspace I’d not been

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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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Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Given that the penultimate post of the year falls on Christmas eve, I’ve been thinking about sleighs. Over on YouTube, Warren has been making a fantastic wooden sleigh. Just a table top version but a lovely build. Over at Greenfield

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This is (not) rocket science

This is (not) rocket science

“How a New Generation of Core Independent Peripherals Redefined Embedded Control” This is (not) Rocket Science is a book about the PIC Microcontroller series. Many modern microcontrollers have hardware blocks for communications, timing, analogue to digital conversion, capacitive sensing etc.

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Earlier in the year, a work trip took me out to California. On the way back to LAX airport, we had to make a detour to avoid a traffic problem. As the cab passed over a railroad I spotted an

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Captive Nut How to

Router and jigs

Russ and I attended the same router course last year and since then he’s been using his new skills to build gaming chairs. One of the challenges for this was to fitting the nuts into the boards so that they

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