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A model railway dining table – Part 5.

July 3rd, 2014

Today I got the table standing up! First I ditched the idea of using dowels in the legs when a test proved I couldn’t drill a hole straight enough in the end of the cross pieces and I’d never be able to get them to line up. I plugged the holes in the legs with […]

A model railway dining table – Part 4.

July 2nd, 2014

Today I messed up. But then managed to fix it. I went out this morning to get the frame timber. It was bucketing down so the top was up on the car and I was worried about getting the timber to fit. I bought two 2.4m lengths then, after carefully consulting my drawings I had […]

A model railway dining table – Part 3.

July 1st, 2014

Today I got ripped and shaved my legs. I went to see Joss and we cut the table top into strips on his saw. That’s the ripping part. The top was split but we were able to cut past most of that. He also showed my how to use a spokeshave and let me borrow […]

A model railway dining table – Part 1.

June 17th, 2014

Now this is a project a lot of my friends know about, mainly since it’s been sitting in my living room since 2010, but it’s not one I have written about yet. Or, if I have, I’ve forgotten! The idea was to make a model railway that lives inside a dining table under a glass […]

Using RTL-SDR to automatically receive weather satellite images.

March 19th, 2014

Some time ago I did some posts on receiving weather satellite images from the NOAA satellites using a receiver and a home made antenna. Part One, Part Two, Part Three. This is the kind of image I want: I had my receiver working and was going to build a circuit to automate the tuning of […]

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