Solenoid V-Twin Motor

August 21, 2016 Nigel 0

After making a solenoid motor in a couple of afternoons in the workshop I thought I should go for something rather more sophisticated. This was constructed as a 45° V-Twin with a 4-stroke action on [more…]

Solenoid Motor

August 21, 2016 Nigel 0

This is a simple homemade solenoid engine. This has ball bearings for all of the rotating joints. A cam with 2 lobes operates on the roller on the micro-switch and excites the coil when the [more…]

A Tool Sellers Market

August 20, 2016 Nigel 0

There are lots and lots of tools for sale on eBay and so I wondered just how much can be made buying tools at car-boot sales and selling them online? So for £2 I bought [more…]

Flexible Boat Building

August 7, 2016 Nigel 0

The viking boat museum recreate boats using old methods of splitting logs with an axe, a key advantage of this method is that you get long grain in the resultant planks and so they are very flexible – you [more…]