Browsing All posts tagged under »make«

George’s Diamond Sword

November 16, 2013

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If you've never heard of Minecraft then this may not mean anything to you. But let me tell you...this is the ideal weapon to save yourself from the zombie apocalypse.

Hacking Things Better

January 29, 2012

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This Weekend we have mostly been making things with Sugru. Things like these feet to hold the Wii thingamabob on top of the TV: …and this little gizmo to stop George’s iPod charger cable falling off his bedside table: I liked it so much that I made one for my iPhone too. The blue bit […]

Cocobolo’s last stand

October 8, 2011

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Working with tools is great, but making tools themselves takes the craft and the resulting satisfaction to another level. Over the years I’ve made a variety of hand tools; it’s something I allow myself as a little treat in between the projects that really need doing. On this occasion the tool is a flush plane, […]

How to make a Cajón

September 6, 2011

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I know, enough with the Cajóns already. OK, but just one more thing, then I really will shut up. Several people have asked about me making a Cajón for them, but a combination of time pressure and the difficulty of actually doing it for less than the commercially available models mean its not really viable. What I […]

Why bother?

June 28, 2011

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A manifesto for a ‘Making Renaissance’ by Ed Sutton At Things{we}make we regularly talk about what we make, sometimes if the mood takes us we talk about how we make, but what rarely gets covered is why we make. I suspect the main reason for this is that to truly explore the underlying motivations for […]

Coffee Thing

June 25, 2011

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As the years pass, I become increasingly particular about how I like certain things to be.  Some call this fussy, but provided you can stay on the right side of becoming OCD I think it’s probably OK. Coffee is something I have some quite specific requirements on. I should say this is not in a kind […]