Record Power DML24 Lathe Restoration

This is the original incarnation of the DML24 from Record Power. It’s a three-speed wood turning lathe made around 1997 and is about as basic as a lathe gets.

Accurately Centre a Wood Lathe Faceplate

I recently began wood turning having acquired and restored a ‘90s vintage Record DML-24 lathe. One of my first projects was, rather ambitiously, a tulip bowl which presented my first real challenge.

Woodworking Blind Part 3: Sawing

This instalment of the Woodworking Blind series will cover tips and techniques for the safe and successful operation of saws. This is not a definitive guide to the use of every saw, as there are plenty of general tutorials freely available governing the use of every type of saw imaginable.

Woodworking Blind Part 2: Measuring & Marking

In the second instalment in the Woodworking Blind series, we will discuss measurement and marking. The age-old adage “measure twice, cut once” is especially applicable when you have no sight, and I would vehemently encourage you take this to heart from the get-go.

Woodworking Blind Part 1: Safety First

This series has been a long time coming. I’m often asked how I’m able to undertake projects like those here with no sight.

24V Turntable Motor Phase Controller Circuit & PCB

A simple circuit to optimise the phase angle of an AC synchronous turntable motor, thereby reducing noise and vibration. Including PCB files.

Talking Level Software Update 2.5

Software version 2.5 with a new library brings a significant speed increase and far better accuracy.

Talking Level Software Update Version 2.0

A major update which adds EEPROM storage and fixes several bugs.

Talking Spirit Level With Arduino, MPU6050 And The Talkie Library

A highly accurate talking spirit level constructed using the Arduino, MPU6050 and the Talkie text to speech library.

Arduino Talking Scale Software Update Version 4.0

A major update refining the code and adding a new user interface

Spalted Maple LPSH Semi-Hollow Guitar Build

a classic LP style arch top, complete with gold fittings and Spalted Maple veneer.

Arduino Talking Scale Software Update Version 3.0

version 3 of the talking scale software for the 328-based Arduino and HX711 introduces some major bug fixes.

Arduino talking Scale Software Update Version 2.0

Version two of the software adds a tare function and a better calibration routine.

Build A Talking Scale With An Arduino, HX711 And The Talkie Library

a brief tutorial covering the construction of a talking scale based on a 328-based Arduino, an HX711 module and the Talkie speech synthesis library.

Building the Bat Strat

As a long time Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf fan I couldn’t have been more excited when a Bat Out of Hell musical finally became a reality. Having Seen The Show and been introduced to its community of fans, I became inspired by the dedication of the bat fans and their contributions to the bat community, including……