Monday, 26 March 2012


Have been thinking about something like this for a long time and I finally found the right components, I am happy with the end result but my hands suffered polishing all the separate pieces hence the sketchy photos, more pics to come.

Saturday, 17 March 2012


Unfortunately I didn't win the Homes and Gardens 2012 Eco design award but Lizzie and I did have a lovely evening and some well deserved time out of the overalls [thank you homes and gardens]. 

Congratulations to Anna Bullus winner of the award for GUMDROP Ltd whose mission is to tackle the global problem of gum litter, you can check this out at


Thanks Kevin for this little machine, it just needed some oil and now seems quite happy.
I have used part of a wood plane to make a sort of tool rest and I plan on using it for taking the burrs off of threaded rod. It works quite well - because its hand powered its very controllable.