Category Archives: Project

Forge Maintenance

A few years ago, we built a forge based on Larry Zoeller’s designs. We’ve used it a few times and now it’s time that the forge itself gets a bit of maintenance. This is nothing more than recoating the inside with a refractory coating to help keep the insulation in good shape. We did a […]

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 […]

Project: Seven Segment Display and an Arduino Mega

Everyone has one in their house, a clock on your VCR you never set, a timer on your cooker or your microwave, a digital clock. The seven segments of LEDs that light up to form numbers are made up of Seven Segment Displays. There are all sorts of projects you might want to add these […]

Lasersaur Upgrade

Last weekend we make slight few upgrades to our Lasersaur making it much easier to control air flow, extraction and power to laser just making it bit easier day to day. Thanks to all members that helped out. [Show slideshow]  

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 […]