Monday, 11 April 2016


James May is the more sensible one of the trio, so I'm more likely to watch the occasional thing he puts out. Like The Reassembler. In this, James May reassembles things.

Which is more complicated than you'd think. We are talking a lawnmower, telephone and an electric guitar. And these has a lot of pieces, which James must slowly put together. And by slowly we are talking several hours. Considering these episodes are just 30 minutes, there's a fair bit of cut down, but we do get the basics of May putting items together.

All of this gives a good appreciation of the details of these items. The simplicity of construction mixed with the fiddly details of some of the components shows off the levels of engineering people came up with over the years.

Nice program.


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