About this website

I created this website when building a small workshop in my back garden a few years ago.  I also enjoy a bit of woodworking, mainly using hand tools, and I'm interested in the historical aspects of the trade.  There are articles covering a range of topics from the history of steel manufacture to the refurbishment of tools.

More recently I have been enjoying some amateurish mechanics while I learn how to fix up a 1963 Honda CA95 motorcycle, a Honda C90 super cub from the 1970s and my Piaggio Ape 3-wheeled van.

If you interested in the workshop build, it follows a similar design pattern to many of the garden offices sold in the UK and uses SIPs, mini-plinths, cedar cladding and EPDM roofing.  The plans and drawings were done using Sketchup.

Finally, I host this website on Amazon AWS Lightsail and there are a number of posts explaining what this entails.

You can use the menu or the search buttons above to find out more.

I hope you enjoy the website.