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G/SC-009 – Lewesdon Hill, Dorset

G/SC-009 – Lewesdon Hill, Dorset

In complete contrast to my last activation at Hardown Hill, this was a huge success on the contacts front. 32 contacts 19 countries 4 Summit to summit First transatlantic contact Travelling through the village of Broadwindsor heading south the parking options are limited. I eventually found a lay-by in front of a row of cottages. …

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G/SC-011 – Hardown Hill, Dorset

G/SC-011 – Hardown Hill, Dorset

The most important thing I can say about this is, follow the advice from G0POT http://peanutpower.co.uk/gsc011. I parked where he recommended but took the wrong path and ended up fighting my way through what felt like a jungle. Upon reaching the summit I settled on using the mobile phone mast compound as a base location. …

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Why I bought a £35 3D Printer

Why I bought a £35 3D Printer

10 years ago I heard about a new project at Bath University. They had just invented a new machine which could be used to manufacture another of these machines. It’s name was RepRap. The following year I visited Bath for a course and saw one of what is now known as Darwin. Ever since I …

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Trailer Restoration 2017

Trailer Restoration 2017

So after 4 years of hard work and little care and attention my trailer finally began to feel the strain, the biggest problem was that the plywood base had begun to rot / de-laminate / generally collapse. Not a difficult job I hear you cry, undo the screws, pop the sides out and lift the …

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The power of professional tools

The power of professional tools

I’ve been an advocate of the Bosch DIY (Green) power tools for many years, they are capable, have lasted well and are cheap by comparison to the professional offering. I’ve got just about every type of tool they do in the DIY range and I couldnt fault any of them. I’ve had 4 drills over …

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His wife bought him a baking tray, what he did will blow your mind!

His wife bought him a baking tray, what he did will blow your mind!

Don’t you just hate those posts with an over dramatic title, promise of great things and deliver sweet FA.  Well welcome to another one! But I promise I will write a proper post when it’s done but if you can’t wait here is a spoiler from the inspiration for this project.  Swallow Forge Homemade Forge

Jet-JTS10 Table Saw Review

Jet-JTS10 Table Saw Review

After spending time searching eBay for a suitable saw I bought a Jet JTS-10, this model is the entry level to Axminsters range at £199 but seems to have a couple of features over and above Axminsters own Hobby models And significantly more than cheaper models from Screwfix or Machine Mart. Capacity At this price …

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