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Feb / Mar 2016
Road racer reboot PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jon Addison   

Road racer reboot

Undeterred by serious injuries from a racing crash, Austin enthusiast Ian Williams has embarked on a total rebuild of his wrecked Austin Seven race car.

He’s also working on constructing an Austin Special Seven replica and in his spare time enjoys taking his Austin Nippy out for a spin.

Read more in the latest issue of The Shed

 
Endlessly inventive PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

Endlessly inventive

John Stichbury gets down to serious business in his shed. As well as constructing working model engines, the locomotive enthusiast and engineer has been at the forefront of the Blenheim wine industry.

Apart from producing award-winning wines, he built the first axial flow spraying system in the region, was the first to use helicopters to fight frost, made his own LPG guns for bird scaring and - most importantly - was part of the team who brought us screw-cap wine bottles.

Read more in the latest issue of The Shed

 
Top Gun PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sue Allison   

Top Gun

An enthusiast gets plenty of bang for his buck producing replica armaments, including a Boys anti-tank rifle, Browning .50 calibre machine gun, an anti-tank PIAT bazooka and is currently working on constructing an M20 armoured car using a Mitsubishi Delica four-wheel drive van as the starting point.

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Getting started PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Hulme   

Getting started

A new series on buying, installing and using a metalwork lathe—first step: buying one. Two important things to keep in mind:

• Lathes are a bit like computers. It is always better to buy more capacity than you are using.

• Beware the old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ is still generally true.

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A silver lining PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sarah Beresford   

A silver lining

A silversmith shares a 40-year passion for perfecting the art of an ancient technique.

Carlina Goffe demonstrates how to create a silver spoon and shows that hammering is a vital part of the process.

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Bull’s Eye PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stuart Lees   

Bull’s Eye

What should every shed or man cave have? Ten points if you answered: “A dart’s board.”

Our woodworking expert Stuart Lees shows how you can put your board in pride of place by making your own bespoke wooden cabinet.

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