Category Archives: Diy

A Pigs not just for Christmas

A couple of month’s ago I acquired this vintage Leather sewing machine and I have been waiting for an opportunity to try it out. From my research I think it dates back to the early 1900s so like so many of … Continue reading

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Fun with Fire

“Fun with fire” or “The Old Blokes Kitchen rides again”. February is becoming one of my favourite months, nothing is growing in the garden, so when I do get some time off, I have time to play and experiment which this weekend … Continue reading

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Grow your own Baskets

After many hours of discussion and pouring through catalogues to select the right species of tree we have now finally finished planting what is going to become the woods at the bottom of the garden. As someone who works with … Continue reading

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Let there be light

    January is always a cold month, just the time to come out of my nice warm workshop to assist my good friends at with the Canary Wharf Winter lights Festival. 30 world famous artists install artworks on … Continue reading

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In a past life I used to be a Theatrical Lighting Engineer, although I became known for using theatrical techniques and equipment but not necessarily in a Theatre. Over the years I have lit countless artworks and buildings, I still … Continue reading

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The Big Green Ice Cream Machine

At last a project with a snappy title. The first video documenting the creation of my Horse Powered / bloke on a bicycle powered, Ice Cream Machine. This a project I have been thinking about for a long time, several … Continue reading

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Too much to chew?

# Before I start on a project I spend many a sleepless night ( I am getting old it comes with the territory) thinking it through, working out how it all fits together, what building blocks I need to achieve … Continue reading

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