Author Archives: gary

Machining Brass

The cooker door wouldn’t snap closed properly. A quick disassembly of the hinges showed that a brass disc had a flat spot from years of wear and tear. Replacements were no longer available. Time to make some new ones on the lathe. Took some measurements and started with a length of brass stock. Turned it […]

September Open Social

On Saturday 17th September we will be holding our regular Open Social evening. If you’ve never been to our Social, you’ll find it a great alternative Saturday evening in town. Look around….talk to members and visitors about projects or things you’d like to do. Talk about beer brewing to some of our brewer members or […]

Super Fly Trap

This time of year, everyones kitchen seems to be buzzing with tiny fruit flies. If you were taking part in a hackathon to build a fly trap, this one would probably win….. and there’s not an Arduino or a line of code in sight. But what is the mystery mixture in the glass? We hear […]

Swollen Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries are in the news for all the wrong reasons at the moment, and not for the first time. We noticed that one of our batteries was a little swollen compared to the others. It seemed to be working OK though. We decided to open up the outer wrap to see if it was […]

Wooden Bicycle Pump

Well not quite, but a wooden handle anyway. We don’t just do bits and bytes at TOG! The bicycle pump handle broke and it seemed a shame to dump an otherwise perfectly good pump. So with a bit of nice round wood cut from an old roller blind pole, we made a new handle. Drilled […]

August Open Social

Our August Open Social takes place on Saturday 20th August at 7pm. If you fancy doing something different on a Saturday evening, why not drop in and see us. If you’ve never been in before, we’ll give you the grand tour. You can chat to members and fellow visitors, and see whats going on. The […]