Category Archives: Hardware Review

The Holtzapffel Lathe in use

I truly loved that kind of work. The challenges were downright stimulating and the rewards for getting the work done were immense. Continue reading

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The Restoration of a Holtzapfell Ornamental Lathe

I had a set of John Jacob Holtzapffel’s books right beside my workbench, in the loft above our heads. And right there on the shop floor, in many, many pieces, was the lathe itself. “Can we keep it?” Continue reading

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Linksys RE1000 Hardware Review

  I have worked in and around computers since 1971. And yes, we did have computers back then. Just to put things in perspective, the Romans had opened the Coliseum only a few years before that, and Chuck Yeager was … Continue reading

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