New Shelf

New Shelf

So that that my furnace bits and pieces did not have to sit on the floor I decided to build a simple metal shelf. I bought some angle iron (15x20x1mm) to form two of the sides. I also used an

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Lessons involving heat

This bank holiday weekend I was working on the gates for the drive. Not surprisingly the pre-drilled holes in the gate posts for the mountings were in the wrong places so I had to re-drill them all and fill the

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Making things in the oven

Making things in the oven

I’ve been reading in Tubal Cain’s book on heat treatment and he suggests that a domestic fire can be used for hardening and an electric oven can be used for tempering. I have seen some “portable pizza” ovens that could

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“how to knurl a bent steel bar”

“how to knurl a bent steel bar”, this was the search that one of the Workshop shed readers had made against the site. Well, I’m afraid I don’t have any complete solution to that problem but here’s my independently thought

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Suppliers

I learnt about a couple of suppliers today, the first is Maidstone Engineering Supplies, a good all round supplier of materials, tools and steam components. http://www.maidstone-engineering.co.uk/ The second is Metal Supermarkets who have stores all over the UK and a

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Spindles

Spindles

Back in the 1940s the idea of “Make Do and Mend” was common, however over the last 60 years the disposable culture has slowly taken over. My friends from PSTOIC are the kind of people who will happily repair something

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