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Is there a metalworker alive that hasn’t cut their tinbashing teeth on Meccano when they were a pup? Or, a tinbasher that hasn’t lived vicariously through their pups by slipping a Meccano set into a stocking one Christmas? In true tinbashing style you’ve got the drawings, pre-cut and pre-drilled holes, nuts, bolts and other miscellaneous […]

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At the beginning of the month I got a price from Mark at Southern Steel for some planters and he mentioned that his suppliers had informed him that stainless steel had shot up in price by 64% due to a nickel surcharge. This month would see another 5-15% increase due to similar reasons. By any […]

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You have a few poxy jobs that pretend to have patron saints but that doesn’t come close to actually having your own God (monotheistic deities apart). HEPHAISTOS was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, construction and the fine arts. He was usually depicted as bearded man with hammer and tongs, the tools of a […]

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Steel Drum Manufacturing Video

Posted on 17, Apr

And bone-idle Barry returns. I’d love to tell you that I’ve been feverishly beavering away this past week banging away at a steel drum in the back garden. But, I’d be lying. However, I’ve found you a a steel drum being manufactured on Youtube. It’s worth it just to watch the middle class white types […]

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Sheet Metal Cigarette Stolen

Posted on 3, Apr

For the past month and a bit Steph has regaled me by recalling her dreams about Pensacola every single bloody morning. I’ve no real choice but to move back down if I’m ever going to get her to shut up about the place. If you’ve ever had nervous colic or a bout of acid reflux […]

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I found the following Multimachine over at Boing Boing: “The multimachine is a milling machine, drill press, and lathe all in one machine that is made from old truck engines and other scrap parts. The very making of it imparts the skills needed to use it. It’s of the ‘teach a man to fish’ school […]

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With the Cricket World Cup in full swing, The Tinbasher is happy to help you capture the mood of cricket in the Caribbean. No, I’m not suggesting a game of Cluedo but instructions on how to make your own steel drum. Or, to be more precise, a Dudup. This site explains how to make a […]

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