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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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Zero Clearance Base

Zero Clearance Base

This was a relatively simple upgrade for the circular saw to reduce the breakout when cutting a laminated worktop. First job was to measure and cut the piece of 9mm plywood slightly smaller than the base so that it wouldn’t interfere with the saws included fence or if I used a straight edge. Then I drilled …

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Axminster Radial Pillar Drill

Axminster Radial Pillar Drill

For Christmas this year my incredibly understanding wife bought me a pillar drill for the workshop. I looked at lots of options and read many reviews before deciding what to go for, these ranged from the small units sold by many retailers under  a number of brands but look very similar to the Engineering Series …

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