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.
THE WHERE DREAMS ARE MADE RAEL Shed
DITCHING THE INFLATABLE • Building a versatile nesting dinghy makes a satisfying lockdown project
Inflatable versus Hard Dinghy • Like most modern sailors, I have used an inflatable dinghy with an outboard motor as a tender more than anything else.
The story of a shed • My little dinghy, Punga, is not the only boat to have come out of the shed up the hill overlooking the Hātea River in Whangarei.
What’s in a name
UNWANTED TOOLS • A new type of swap meet comes to town
Crafts beat tools
PAINTING TIPS FROM THE RESENE EXPERTS • To help you make your painting projects easier, we’ve asked the Resene experts to share some of their top tips:
NOW, ABOUT THOSE ELECTRIC UTES
WHAT’S HAPPENING ONLINE AT THE-SHED.NZ?
KIWI INGENUITY COMES TO THE FORE • In this latest lockdown, the nation’s sheds were positively humming with activity. Sheddies everywhere were hard at it — designing, devising, developing, and building. The following are a few of our favourites among the projects that were shared with us online
IF I HAD A HAMMER • Two enthusiasts take on the challenge of making their own powered hammers
Making a tyre power hammer
Mike MacMillan • West Coast Frankenhammer leaf spring power hammer build
Links Tyre Power Hammer plans and forums
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TO SERVER OR NOT TO SERVER — A SHEDDIE’S GUIDE TO THE DATA GALAXY • Is there a silver lining to the recycled tech cloud — usage plan shows it’s a question of yes and no.
Imaging a computer
The dollars • Finally, the costs. At the end of the first round I had spent $814.74. This final round would add the following:
STATE OF THE ART DRILL PRESS • Sometimes a fix just won’t cut it
OUTSIDE THE BOX • A self-taught craftsman discovers the joy and musical freedom of creating his own low-tech instruments
Notes on the neck blank
Upcycle beyond the obvious
Mastering the lathe — part 7 • HAND-GROUND TURNING TOOLS STILL HAVE A PLACE ON THE LATHE
FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS RETHINKING THE ‘ECONOMY’
Further reading • For readers interested in further pursuing energy, economics, and limits:
HAVE YOUR SAY AND BE INTO WIN • IT’S TIME FOR OUR READERS TO TELL US WHAT THEY THINK OF THE SHED MAGAZINE. BOUQUETS OR BRICKBATS — WE WANT IT ALL!
IMPROVING YOUR MOTORHOME’S TECHNOLOGY — PART 2 • Building a secure and efficient WiFi network for a camper van
Installation of the rear camera and the Raspberry Pi
RITES OF PASSAGE • SOMETIMES A HOT ROD IS MORE THAN JUST A CAR
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE • Some lateral thinking and grunt work results in a rustic table fit for a crowd
PAINTED BLACK • Brewing may be a serious business but there’s plenty of room for fun
Friday 13th Black IPA (All grain recipe)
SUSTAINABLE SHEDDING • A satisfying lifestyle underpinned by sustainability and how little you actually need to live
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JABBING AT THE RABBIT • The tug of war between science and superstition goes on