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Men in Sheds - the journey continues...

it was time for Men in Sheds again today and I managed to make it this time, avoiding the need for dentists and car mechanics. Hopefully this situation will continue, though with an intermittent fault in the car and a mouth full of ageing teeth nothing is guaranteed. 102 more words

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Scopes and sights and things.

(warning, this is a long, long read!)

I basically just need to type/talk this out to clear it out in order in my mind… But I do also like sharring my projects as I go, so I hope someone enjoys the read, even if it is a bit long winded and rambling as I make some conclusions. 2,795 more words


CNC Timing Belt and Pulley / Bizarre Software Problem

00:04 I begin by cutting a piece and compare the measurements to the SVG file.

00:54 More testing.

01:29 Testing with a dial gauge.

2.16 Comparing t2 and t2.5 belts.  152 more words



Letheringsett is a small village just outside Holt in Norfolk. In spite of its diminutive size it has an interesting history, having possessed a brewery in the 18th century. 683 more words

Local History

Witness the Future of CNC: How Mazatrol Smooth X Will Revolutionize Machining

Mazak’s new SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY made its world debut on seven of the company’s latest 5-axis and Multi-Tasking machines at IMTS 2014. SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY is a complete process-performance platform that spans the entire part-production landscape, from programming and setup to metal removal operations to automation to monitoring/data collection and transfer. 603 more words


Me, impersonating a hamster

Well, we’ve bitten the bullet and announced the shed will be open every Friday from 10.30 until 12.30. Let’s see if the initial enthusiasm translates into a a viable membership. 411 more words

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