The Shed 115, June/July 2024

A ministry of sound
An under-the-radar icon of New Zealand music history tells how it all happened
Larry Killip’s love of playing music dates back to 1966, when he first jammed rhythm and blues with schoolmates in a band called the Zarks.
Since then, he has played in various iterations of that band; performed solo at the Nambassa festival to a crowd of 30,000 right before the headline act, Little River Band; been featured on the compilation album 20 Studio One Hits Volume 2; released seven albums and plenty of singles of his own; made appearances on Happen Inn, Telethon, Shazam, Drop of Kulcha, and Radio with Pictures TV shows; mastered the first two albums by Indie rock darlings, The Beths; and performed a medley of his best-known advertising jingles on the TV show 7 Days. With more than 500 jingle writing credits to his name, Larry laughs when he says he is “Possibly the most famous person that you have never heard of”.
From the archives – Building an acoustic guitar – part 2
Only feel truly alive while strumming a guitar? How about taking that self-expression a step further and building your own.
Mitre 10: 1974–2024:The First 50 Years – Part 1
The orange and black livery is a well-recognised sight throughout New Zealand, but Mitre 10 is not only a hardware store.
Building microlight aircraft – the plane-makers – Part 1
Soaring through the skies in your own aeroplane is not just for multimillionaires
Electronics
Introduction to Arduino UNO R4 (Playing Chess) – part 3
Off the grid

A little bit of this; a little bit of that …
The Shed shrink – Heart over hustle
A dreamer keeps the timeless craft of pinstriping alive.
Restoring automotive steering wheels
Gary McNeill taught himself how to restore car steering wheels when he couldn’t get quite what he wanted.
Chris Gordon keeps busy – Part 3
Gordon goes electric
Sk8 till late
Building a miniature skatepark
Knife-making
A 14-year old master smith in the making
Back o’ The Shed
Stihl life with a chainsaw
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