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A three rotor Enigma machine wrist watch.

March 24th, 2015

This is one of the most satisfying projects I have done I think. Mainly because this is a real device and something so historically important. It is a fully functioning Enigma machine you can wear on your wrist. This is a three rotor Enigma machine as used by German Wermacht in WW2 for encoding messages. If you […]

Railway table access panel.

February 15th, 2015

Since I am soon starting a new job and will be working from home I really want to get the glass for my railway table so I have somewhere to set up my laptop to work on. Before I can get the glass I needed to make the access panel in the bottom of the […]

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 […]

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