PRACTICAL PLANS FOR LIVING

      

1: Solar Cooker
Self-build simple design made from cardboard and aluminium foil.

WORKSHOP MACHINE DESIGNS

      

FROM 1979 - 1990 I was involved in the design and dissemination of a wide variety of build-it-yourself simple workshop equipment. I started using the name ApT Design and Development in 1979 which subsequently became a registered NGO in 1983. It has since changed it's name and its emphasis to Apt Enterprise Development: http://www.aptenterprise.co.uk  and has little if any interest in disseminating these plans. Therefore I have decided to make them freely available on the internet. I left ApT in 1990 and no longer have any connection with it.  As time permits I will add more plans to this section of the website.

      

2. Simple Sheet-metal Folding Machine
Useful for making tin boxes gutters, seed drills and car body parts.

3. Engineers bench vice


4. Sheet-metal Shears

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       GEODESIC DOME PLANS

Woodgas

 

Link to Practical Action a UK charity working to help the poor in developing countries

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