The Shed is Eclectic, informed and always fascinating, there is something to interest everyone in The Shed. Aimed at those with a few tools and perhaps a few clues, this is the magazine for real sheddies. Packed with ideas, projects, advice and peeks into other people’s sheds.
OUR FUTURE IS IN GOOD HANDS AFTER ALL
HONDA POLICE SPECIALS • “One of the three most significant motorcycles in history” — that’s how Hayden Tasker describes the Honda CB750, considered by many to be the first superbike. He believes the bike changed motorcycling — so it’s no surprise to find three of them in his collection of police specials
The policing of New Zealand’s roads
Honda Super Cub
TINKERING WITH THE FUTURE • A innovative scheme to pass the baton on to the next generation
Point of correction • The ‘Artful Bodger’ is on the move
PAINTING TIPS FROM THE RESENE EXPERTS
MORE ON THOSE BUGATTI BROTHERS
LETTER OF THE MONTH PRIZE
CAN ANYONE HELP?
WHAT’S HAPPENING ONLINE AT THE-SHED.NZ?
BUILDING A ROCK TUMBLER • A wood lathe begins a new life polishing a rock collection
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The tool shed
MASTERING THE LATHE—PART 5 • Learn the ins and out of screw cutting on the lathe
FROM TREE TO TREEN* (*A GENERIC NAME FOR SMALL HANDMADE FUNCTIONAL HOUSEHOLD WOODEN OBJECTS) • A woodturning newbie learns some secrets from a master
TO SERVER OR NOT TO SERVER WHAT WAS I THINKING? • In part two of this project, Nigel calls on an expert to interpret ‘computer-speak’
Abbreviations • This is a list of the abbreviations and terms Lance uses — in case you didn’t quite catch them.
TWO WINTER PROJECTS • The arrival of the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” reminds our writer to set to work on a special project
NATURAL MAGIC • The romance of a pinhole camera survives into our world of advanced technology
CREATING A ‘HUMANLIKE’ MOTION • In this second part of the project converting a vintage mannequin to a multifunctional device for our smart home, we will see the other role covered by the Arduino board and start to see how to set up the ‘brain’ of the upcycled Borg
LOVE YOUR YEAST • The craft of beer making involves a knowledge of science as well as a bit of magic
WHEN A SHED IS NOT A SHED • This resourceful sheddie takes do-it-yourself to a whole new level
A REMARKABLE MODEL MAKER • Ultra-realistic models and dioramas bring a step back into history to life
A labour of love
Bookcase — great books for sheddies
Back Issues of The Shed
FIND YOUR LOCAL MENZSHED
SHARPENING THE MARKETING • Jude ponders the ‘more is often less’ question when considering the myriad decisions we have to make when buying basic consumables