Images representing different hobbies

It's my firm belief that, when you stop learning, you're dead - or you might as well be. This is a place where I hope to share many of my hobbies and interests, and hopefully encourage others with creative and enquiring minds to have a go as well.

The website keeps growing, plenty of new pages added on Messier Objects, the Model Engineering A-Z and starting to add some Free Plans.

So far the topics covered by this website concentrate on four main areas:

Model engineering - the making of working models essentially using the same materials and techniques as the prototypes.

Norden Steam Engine Typical model engineering project - Norden Steam Engine

Metalworking workshop - not just for model engineering, all sorts of hobby engineering

Quick Change Toolpost In the workshop - make this Quick Change Toolpost

Projects - mostly boats so far, but I will be adding other stuff! All the things that aren't mostly made of metal.

Miss Britain III Fast model boats - Miss Britain III

Astronomy - a hobby that offers opportunities for photographic, engineering and electronic projects while also opening my eyes to the vastness and variety of the universe.

Andromeda Galaxy Astronomy and astrophotrography, probing the universe!

That's not everything though, I will be adding reviews of some of my favourite music, and perhaps a few of my own tunes, some of my photography and you will also find the obscure Adept Lathe Register on these pages.

Adept Lathe The internet legend is here - The Adept Lathe Register

As real life is just far too boring, I apologise in advance for the nuggets (easter eggs?) of cheesy humour hidden across these pages, but it's all good clean fun. Well, mostly.

Enjoy!

 

The finely chiseld figure of Stub Mandrel, an icon for millions.

Stub Mandrel


LATEST UPDATE: Take a voyage into interstellar space and go Into Orion


 

Image of the Month for August 2016: The North America and Pelican Nebulas - Widefield

North America Nebula