A typical open meeting at Basingstoke Makerspace

This weekly open evening carried on the theme of wood-turning. Our wood lathe now has a foot safety switch and improved personal protective equipment. A group of us, having been shown basic techniques last week, had a teach-in about the correct tools for specific applications and how to part […]

The Astrolabe – what it is, and how to make one

Before the 17th century the premier astronomical instrument was the astrolabe, an early ancestor of the slide rule, theodolite and planetarium.