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Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Atomic Shrimp Atomic Shrimp

atomicshrimpthumb.jpgNo, you're not seeing double - this project really is the Atomic Shrimp Atomic Shrimp!

An experimental attempt to make a giant version of a childhood favourite - Pink Shrimps.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pressure Diver Fish

divingfishthumb.jpgBack when I was a kid, we never had the Internet, or even computers - we had to entertain ourselves.

Here's a slightly up-to-date version of a cool science toy that I made way back then - the Pressure Diver.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Making A Recycled Plastic Boat

plasticboatthumb.jpgMany of my past projects have thumbed their noses at convention or have been absurd, foolhardy or otherwise non-conformist, but this one extends the boundaries further than ever.

I'm going to try to make a boat by recycling plastic bottles.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Plastic Moulding - Using Recycled Bottle Tops

plasticmouldingthumb.jpgAlthough modest in the scale of its end result, in concept, this may well be my most ambitious recycling project yet. This is an attempt to mould a new plastic handle for my favourite kitchen knife, using recycled plastics, without any of the proper injection moulding equipment.

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

That's Handy! - Making A Working Model Hand

thatshandythumb.jpgThe objective of this project was to make a life-sized humanoid hand that can be controlled with wires or cables - and hopefully to achieve fairly realistic finger movements and grasping action.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Orange Peel Box

orangepeelboxthumb.JPGI've noticed that citrus peel dries out to form quite a tough, leathery material. This is an experiment to see if it can be made into anything useful - starting with this small trinket box.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Lard Lamp

lardlampthumb.JPGThis is a simple little oil lamp specially designed to burn fuels that are solid at room temperatures - such as leftover fats from cooking bacon, sausages, duck or other greasy foods.

It's made from pewter, using the lost wax casting method.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Project Samwise - Grocery Gardening

grocerygardeningthumb.jpgThis year, 2010, I'm going to be growing vegetables in a small plot in my garden, but I'm going to do this without visiting the garden centre or hardware store for seeds - I'll be starting using nothing more than seeds and vegetables from my kitchen.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Drink Can Tinwork - Hexagonal Snowflake Box

tinwork3thumb.jpgTaking the basic techniques I used to make my original Drink Can Tinwork box, we can get a bit more clever and make boxes of different shapes - here's how to make a hexagonal one.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making An Electric Motor

electricmotorthumb.jpg"Dad, I'm bored! What can we do?"

"OK, let's make something, how about an electric motor...?"

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