Workshop Humidity

Workshop humidity is a problem in that it can result in rust. Especially an issue on the surfaces of precision tools. The humidity in the air comes from a number of sources: atmospheric, gas fire, blow torch, breathing and of course from some processes. Such as steaming wood, this will generate a lot of water … Read more

Slow Progress

Slow progress on the Burrell

Sometimes I have a model where lots is achieved and then slow progress. However, I got reminded this week by Google Photos of what this model was like 2 years ago. This is my 1/20th scale Burrell traction engine. As you can see, I had bought the blanks for the wheels and sat them on … Read more

Home Workshop Insurance


Things to think about when looking at home workshop insurance. I thought I would write a list of good practice, things to ask the insurer and some further reading: Security Lock your workshop up. Don’t make it easy for anybody to just walk in and pick something up. Even if they don’t clear you out … Read more

Workshop Calculator

workshop calculatios

The Workshop Calculator is an excel workbook that contains a number of themed worksheets. I often create a simple calculation on an excel spreadsheet, this allows me to check the numbers, compare results etc and I find this really useful. Therefore, I thought it was about time I share this with everybody else and so … Read more