Made from scratch

Made from scratch

The other day on Twitter, the monster 3D printing enthusiast Ivan Miranda asked about the meaning of the phrase “made from scratch”.

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Portholes

Portholes

As mentioned a few weeks back I’ve been making a circle cutting jig to allow me to cut holes in the front door to fit some portholes.

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The Barony A-Frame

The Barony A Frame

The A-Frame can be seen for miles around standing out against the clear blue skies of East Ayrshire. A reminder of the coal industry that once dominated the area. The A-Frame is all that is left of the Barony pithead

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Signs Of Common Plumbing Problems To Watch Out For

Signs Of Common Plumbing Problems To Watch Out For

One of the most unnoticeable issues that all homeowners encounter is plumbing problems.

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Workshop Clock

Workshop Clock

In the old Workshopshed I had an Industrial style clock on the wall. For the new workshop, I decided to give it an upgrade.

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The Cold

The Cold

Over the last couple of weeks, the temperature here in Scotland has dropped below freezing. The coldest night was -6°C and it stayed below zero most days. On the plus side that has meant some snow to play in. But

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Timberkits – Magician

Timberkits - Magician

Possibly due to the trip to the Camera Obscura in Edinburgh or possibly the unfinished Dodo project inspired me to request a wooden construction kit as a Christmas present. It was a fun kit to assemble and the end results

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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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