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I’ve always enjoyed dabbling with computers. I remember buying my first, an Oric, on my eleventh birthday for £99.95. I bucked the trend somewhat seeming everyone had a Spectrum or some kind of Commodore. I happily wiled away the hours typing Donkey Kong from the page of some magazine or other – quite a task […]

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If it wasn’t for Jackie Danicki at the Big Blog Company I really don’t think I would’ve bothered getting this blog up and running again. I was checking the rankings of our various sites and noticed that The Tinbasher had a little mention on the Times Online business section. For some strange reason she’d cited […]

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Trying to incorporate various aspects of the internet into this kind of sheet metal business is sometimes like mixing oil and water. I’m not saying that Butler Sheetmetal is resistant to change – far from it – but the handskill-type job shops are definitely of a bygone era. For example, we have one customer that […]

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No Nay Never.

Posted on 2, Oct

It’s always nice that your principles are the first thing out of the window when money is involved. We’ve recently sold a number of our stainless steel planters and water features to Blackburn Rovers Football Club. You might wonder where the problem lies with that….. There wouldn’t be one if we weren’t all Burnley fans.

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Thanks to Jackie Danicki at the Big Blog Company I’ve decided to give the Tinbasher blog a firm kick up the backside. When I started this little project it was primarily to help boost the serps of our main company site at butlersheetmetal.com. Butler Sheetmetal Ltd is an archetypal small business. It’s been run by […]

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An interesting little online magazine for the sheet metal fabrication industry is The Precision Sheet Metal Chronicle. It’s written by Steve Benson and is published on a monthly basis. Every month The Precision Sheet Metal Chronicle looks at a different aspect of sheet metal fabrication. This month he takes a look ‘Inside the Laser.’

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Viva Las Vegas

Posted on 2, Jul

Our cousins across the pond are infinitely more glamourous than us British types. Imagine being jetted off to Las Vegas to take part in the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Finals. You’d be lucky just to get an apprenticeship over here.

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