Monthly Archives: May 2014

An open letter for Job applicants

I though I might go sideways with this post. When I am not making fun things I have a real job, and one of my responsibilities is the recruitment of staff, luckily its a small company where colleagues tend to stay … Continue reading

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Smoking Food

Some time in the last century I managed to buy a Barbecue food smoker, which over the years has performed sterling service as a hot food smoker. It takes Outdoor Blokes Cooking to a new level, enabling the cook to look busy adjusting complicated things, … Continue reading

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Horse Drawn fire engine

I like to think I have a good life, I get to play with some good toys, and make some interesting things. Today however was definitely a red letter day. It was a wheelwrights day out and a few of us went see and … Continue reading

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Working with leather – The Book

I always enjoy feedback from my videos, even the troll, and one of the recurring requests is the need for basic instruction. As with many things I do I work on the theory: I can do that unless proved otherwise, … Continue reading

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101 uses for unistrut

 The talk has finished and now the fun begins, although to be fair there is still a lot of talking going on. I am thoroughly enjoying the reaction when I tell people I am making a Horse Powered Ice Cream … Continue reading

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Horse Powered Ice Cream Machine

  For some time now I have been wanting to make a Horse Powered Ice Cream Machine. I was originally told about this by a wheelwright friend of mine in Vancouver Canada, where he had seen one at a country … Continue reading

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Hand Sewn Leather Backpack

 Late last night I finished editing my latest video, a tutorial on a how to design and make a Leather Backpack and it was posted this morning on the heritagecraft channel. Have a look and see what you think, and do let me … Continue reading

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