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.
FASCINATION AT FIRST SIGHT
THE OLD IRON DISEASE • A pair of Westie collectors bringing new life to vintage machines
A place in history
Gary on collecting stationary engines
THE BEST NEW TOOLS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS? • Woodworking tools — will these suggestions tick your boxes as the most innovative inventions of your ‘sheddie’ career?
What did we miss?
THE SHED ONLINE • What’s happening online at the-shed.nz?
Letters to the editor
PAINTING TIPS FROM THE RESENE EXPERTS
MAKE A CLASSIC WORK BENCH: THE TAIL VICE • The second and final part of building a classic cabinetmaker’s bench.
The tool shed
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DAVID REID TECHNIQUE OF LOST WAX BRONZE CASTING • Alchemist David Reid takes us further into the processes of this ancient craft
Bronze alloy — ‘a craftsman’s best friend’
NOT A DECISION TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY • First step in building your own house: take an aerial photo of the section from a parachute …
TALES FOR MAKERS • In this adventure story based on fictional technologies, Ray looks for his son, Tommy, who disappeared after fiddling with an old parking meter
THE ULTIMATE THERMETTE? • SOMETIMES YOU FIND LOVE IN THE MOST UNEXPECTED PLACES
The Benghazi boiler
CONFESSIONS OF A CHEAPSKATE • Economy, creativity, and achievement — there’s very little to equal the satisfaction of ‘do it yourself’
ALIBRE SOFTWARE TEST • New tricks for old dogs
GREENSTONE CARVING: TECHNIQUES AND CONCEPTS IN POUNAMU
What’s in a name? • LOOKING AT THINGS FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES BRINGS REWARDS
TIME-HONOURED CRAFTSMANSHIP • Watchmaker Reg Horner is one of a diminishing band still practising his craft. He has a particular interest in the large clocks that were once a focal point of many communities
The book of Marmon
H is for hero
A selective history of horology
FIND YOUR LOCAL MENZSHED
THE FOURTH ESTATE • Any threat to freedom of the press is a threat to democracy