restoration

How-To: Clean and Restore Old Tools with Common Household Items

How-To: Clean and Restore Old Tools with Common Household Items

Beneath years of dirt and grime can be found files, planes, screwdrivers, and hand-drills that can become some of your favorite tools.

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Groasis Waterboxx: Greening the World

Groasis Waterboxx: Greening the World

Inspired by nature, AquaPro used biomimicry to design the Groasis technology using the Waterboxx to allow plantings in difficult areas. Founder and inventor Pieter Hoff mimicked how animal droppings give plants a head start. His company has used the Groasis technology in more than 30 countries, restoring damaged areas and providing people the chance to grow trees and vegetables in dry, rocky soils.

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Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution

Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution

The mainstream news media is awash with speculation that 3D printing is bringing about a second industrial revolution. Whether this is true or not, nowhere is the comparison more apt than with The Flexiscale Company, a small UK startup making 3D models of the great steam engines of the first industrial revolution. I caught up […]

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Gorgeous 1940s Lathe Restoration

Gorgeous 1940s Lathe Restoration

Practical Machinist forum member macona restores a Monarch 10EE lathe. Hack-a-Day has the story, nicely summarized, indexed, and linked.

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