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Monday, October 31, 2016

Old Into New Times Two - Making Over An Old Workbench And Upcycling The Old Benchtops


The wooden tops of my trusty old folding workbench were starting to look really beaten and worn - time to make them over with some lovely new hardwood.

After I finished doing that, I also had a great idea for repurposing the old scarred and worn bench tops into something unique and new.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Upcycled Foraging Knife


I wanted to make a one-off little knife to use when I go foraging for mushrooms.  I made this one out of cheap junk.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Southampton Wood Recycling

southamptonwoodrecyclingthumb.jpgJanuary 2014 - Recent storms have damaged parts of my garden fence - in my search for economical ways to rebuild it, I stumbled across The Southampton Wood Recycling project.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

More Plastic Moulding - Re-Making A Missing Handle

plasticmoulding4thumb.jpgHere's another plastic moulding project - this time, to make a new handle for a broken horn serving ladle.

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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Network Cable Coil Basket

networkcablebasketthumb.jpgI made this colourful coil basket completely out of scrap network cables.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Plastic Moulding - Replacing A Broken Lid

plasticmoulding3_thumb.jpgAlas! The plastic lid on one of my kitchen jugs broke.

This snap-on lid was one of the main reasons for buying it - as it makes the jug useful for storing leftover gravy or custard in the fridge.

So I set about making a replacement - out of my new favourite material - recycled HDPE.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

HDPE Recycling - Tutorial

hdpehumb.jpgSeveral projects on this site have made use of recycled plastic - so I thought it was about time I documented the recycling process in video form.

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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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Thursday, June 16, 2011

More Plastic Recycling - Experimental Stuff

plasticmoulding2thumb.jpgSpurred on by the resounding success of my project to mould a replacement kitchen knife handle from recycled HDPE, I thought it might be worth a little experimentation, to try to get a measure of the potential for small-scale, amateur remoulding of this material.

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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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