Wood Turning Lathe!

I’ve always wanted one of these. When I was wee, we went on tour round England visiting various relations, and I remember being very impressed with a lathe. I’ve no idea which relation it was, unfortunately, but I do remember the lathe. I decided to order one from the UK rather than direct from China,Continue reading “Wood Turning Lathe!”

Making a Hammer

Nicola bought me a present for my birthday: a hammer making course at Athelstaneforge! I really enjoyed it! It was a pretty intense few hours though: hitting chunks of hot metal with a sledge hammer to shape the head, followed by grinding and polishing it, and finally adding the handle. Would very much recommend it!Continue reading “Making a Hammer”

Boring 3d Printing: Ceiling Cable Covers

Time for some slightly boring, but useful, 3d printing. The Problem When I wired the house, I was planning on adding ceiling mounted wifi access points. However, in the end, I didn’t use them. So we were left with a few cables hanging out of the ceiling. After a while, we stopped noticing them 😀Continue reading “Boring 3d Printing: Ceiling Cable Covers”

Two Wee Woodworking Tools

I used a few offcuts to add some new woodworking tools: Plane Stop I bolted a length of the construction timber to my bench with some “star nuts” and spare M10 carriage bolts. The idea is you put one end of the thing you’re planing against it so it can’t move. Japanese Sawhorses More offcutsContinue reading “Two Wee Woodworking Tools”

Restoring a Table

I’ve been watching a lot of restoration on Youtube recently: AT Restoration, Hand Tool Rescue to name a couple. I thought I’d give it a go: there’s an old side table that’s been in the family for ages: at some point it seems to have been slightly incompetently covered with thick white gloss paint, butContinue reading “Restoring a Table”

Enamelling Experiments

I’ve been having a busy time in general recently, but I’ve finally got back to making things. I’ve been meaning to play with enamelling for a while. I ordered some WG Ball transparent enamelling powders (clear+red+blue) a while back to play with. The firing process is pretty quick: 800-810C for about 3 minutes. Of course,Continue reading “Enamelling Experiments”