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The Makers of Things
It has been a while since I made anything, so here is something I would like to show off, she is a leather gauge used for cutting leather belts and harnesses, it can be adjusting the widths of up to 3 inches down to 1/2", via the cam lock on the side plate.

Made predominantly from billet brass and as far as I know is the worlds first single locking width and depth roller system.

Thanks for looking.

[Image: 50222660962_e25e2de370_k.jpg]P1020635 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

[Image: 50222443016_e87571e485_k.jpg]P1020646 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

[Image: 50222669137_00fd44fe6c_k.jpg]P1020637 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

[Image: 50222446026_41734acac7_k.jpg]P1020648 by apprentice 01, on Flickr
Hi Folks

As you can all see crafts and creations is our passion and over the years as a couple we have concentrated the last three decades on finding folks who would share their practical knowledge with us.

We had many knock backs but kept going and gathered a little bit at a time and learned how to drift in and out of modernity regardless and today is what accumulated we share in the things we make.

The following video explains how we have been removed from our natural ways of creating things for ourselves, as the government began taxing the worker it soon dawned on us that we were both working flat out and in the end were basically treading water and going backwards, this is why we began looking for the alternatives.

We have now reached the dizzy position in history where we have very little left that we can call our own, unless it is disposable debt that we rely upon, I have mentioned and promoted the real life skills model so many times now that it has pit others against us, until we have been scorned and denigrated, so all we can say once again, is grab those real life skills that may possibly save you in the future.

Below is a dragonfly pendant I made fairly recently from scrap silver furnished with blood wood wooden eyes.

[Image: 50298868108_5d6ba74b0d_k.jpg]20200215_134851 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

And another on the same theme without eyes.

[Image: 50298878513_973f96ca8c_h.jpg]20190608_175427 by apprentice 01, on Flickr
Here is another one man success story, a man working from his tiny workshop who made the best mountain bike in the world that got onto the podium on its first run, it has many revolutionary features that make for a very reliable machine.

My new video channel,

[Image: 50300558118_e199fe94a9_z.jpg]milyars 004 by apprentice 01, on Flickr
My new video channel,
(09-03-2020, 07:29 PM)The Apprentice Wrote: My new video channel,

For those interested here is my new channel, the old one has been deleted.

Here I will add a few brand new projects and some old ones, it has been a good year for innovation with lots more to come in the photography equipment line, and mobild phone hardwear.
Over the xmas season I have been busy making a few things for different project in 2021, while everyone was busy watching netfliks and or Zulu Dawn on the telly for the umpteenth time I was busy tinkering, here is what I have been up to.

The first is a vaccuum chamber for my jewellery making hobby for the loss wax casting of silver and other metals, you can see the item in mored detil here,

[Image: 50809466368_744371ea48_k.jpg]P2450889 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

Next item is an arrow fletching jig for my archery project that I will be taking part in this year, it can fletch 2 - 3 - and four feathers for diffeent arrows via the multi position baseplate design without needing to change any parts.

[Image: 50809464438_ac676b10e4_k.jpg]P2450882 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

Net is my new prototype and three in one jig, for decorating the arrow shaft known as cresting, it can also do the arrow spine testing to see how strong the arrow is and also straighten arrows if they are bent, theworlds first multi tasking archery jig.

[/url][url=][Image: 50809467318_825c787fee_k.jpg]benro-picture-20190426185346 by apprentice 01, on Flickr
It's been a while since I visited the forum and I have been busy perfecting my motor driven manipulator, she has X Y Z planes for movements via fine geared electric motors, used in my bee breeding program that will culminate next season once enough bees are available in the apiary.
It is used for artificial insemination of queen bees to get better results when the weather in unfavourable for mating flights, it is used via three two way switches to reverse the motors in all direction.

[Image: 50333199008_e89df3f02e_z.jpg]insemination app Mk 4 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

Once I have got the hang of things I will make a video showing its use.

Here is a suject that fits into the makers of things, a reservoir that was made in the thirties to transform a spectacular valley called Mardale using a hundred feet high dam to create the new Haweswater reservoir.

I have been studying the area of Cumbria for the last 35 years gathering information on the valley and its people, the farms and dwellings and the famous Dun Bull Inn and shepherds meets.

This year hasbrough a drought in central Lakeland and the village is once again uncovered showing the roads walls and bridges, the buildings were demolished by the Royal Engineers for practice before the water levels rose to cover the valley.

This year a freind has also put all of his own 50 years of research together into a superb book called Mardale Mysteries.

What the drought is showing today.

[Image: 51505564982_8f66e5b86b_k.jpg]20210912_131631 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

[Image: 51506643733_2e75bda30b_k.jpg]Remains of Grove Brae Farm by apprentice 01, on Flickr

What it used to look like

[Image: 228074834_1265ea28a9_c.jpg]Mardale Green Mardale by davystehenson, on Flickr

The dam under construction

[Image: 228053020_158f5e2882.jpg]Mardale Haweswater Dam by davystehenson, on Flickr
A selection of leather and wood utility and handbags that I made back in the summer of 2019, the leather was given to me for free and the walnut I had from a previous project.

They are all unlined and in several different shapes and sizes, which I have named The Vault, with their stainless steel Torx screws to hold everything together.

They are waterproof once they are oiled and very sturdy with a super strong strap to give a very secure container for ones goodies.

I have done several video's of the whole process which I will add in the coming weeks.

[Image: 51784260454_011821e0d6_k.jpg]20190315_124822 by apprentice 01, on Flickr

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