Little Fingers Required……

With the current heatwave, production has been ‘furloughed’ as the ambient temperature in the workshop exceeds regulations.  Robert did manage to fire off a selection of photographs before he retired to the garden! Progress with ‘Maude’ has been steady, with a number of fiddly jobs interspersed with swarfe production! First on the fiddly list were Read more about Little Fingers Required……[…]

A Replica of the Orrery built by the Revd. William Pearson

Updated 12th August 2023 Great news from Peter.R I am very pleased to let everyone know that my replica William Pearson orrery that I described some time ago on the ESME website (SEE BELOW) has been acquired by the Royal Astronomical Society for their important collection of astronomical objects.  It takes its place amongst a Read more about A Replica of the Orrery built by the Revd. William Pearson[…]

Nixie – A Quick Project…..

Cliff H. contacted the News Desk to say: ‘I’ve been enjoying the ‘what our members are making’ section on the website.  Very nice work with Brewstina – I imagine your colleague’s daughter was delighted to receive her.  Perhaps I can contribute with an update to the Nixie Tube Clock I first showed at the 2018 Read more about Nixie – A Quick Project…..[…]

Machining ‘Big Ben’…..

Well, if that hasn’t grabbed your attention…..!  When Dave S’s email dropped into the News Desk inbox with the same title, I was intrigued.  I knew that the bell was being refurbished, I know that Dave has capacity in his workshop for large engineering, but this?  Surely not…. ‘The dome for ‘Dholphur’ which I had Read more about Machining ‘Big Ben’…..[…]