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Staff Update.

Posted on 22 June, 2017 at 18:45 Comments comments (0)

Well done young Robert for achieving your level 2 credits in NCEA. Awesome effort!! It also allows us here at Craftsman Engineering to welcome Robby into Full time employment. I hope you find Steel Work as   interesting and rewarding as I do.  Calvin

We would also like to welcome aboard Ryan who is covering for Tony in his absence.  A Boiler Maker by trade, he has skill in Fabrication and also knows his way around Plant machinery, Extruders and the like. He has Site manager potential and leads by example. Due to the length of time Tony has been away, Ryan has become a valuable member of the Craftsman team.

On the flipside, we have said goodbye ( for the last time) to Kane who has decided that Craftsman is no longer in his plan. In all, Kane has worked for us on and off  over the last 11 years and we wish him well in his Journey.


                                That's it for now. Till next time...


Robby's Intro

Posted on 4 April, 2017 at 19:25 Comments comments (0)


My name is Robert Over aka Robby. I am a year 12 Student at Te Kauwhata College. I have been given the opportunity through the "Gateway" programme to do 1 day a week work experience. It is unpaid but the idea is to give Youth a taste of the adult working world and a chance to find out what they are interested in and some ideas of their future career possibilities. 

I am studying Automotive Engineering and in my spare time I am the 'mechanic'  part of a Musclecar Racing Pit Crew. The owner of the Car is also the owner of Craftsman Engineering Ltd, Calvin Andrew and he has agreed to My work experience every Wednesday so I can come to his workshop and learn, through his skilled staff , about General Engineering and Steel Fabrication. I also get to learn about Building Racecars which is part of my Dream for the future. So far I have a Site Safe passport and have learnt to drive a forkhoist.

Follow me through my journey and email with any questions to and I will do my best to get the answers .

We are doing this blog to get young people interested in the Trades and Gateway.

This week I am pulling the racecar engine out for assessment. 

Go Cart Progress

Posted on 17 July, 2016 at 19:45 Comments comments (0)

Rob and I (Dart)  have been working on this Go-Kart Project for around a month. First we found the wheels to use and drew a frame on paper. We made our design work, and then put a X brace in each end of the frame. We mounted a Race Seat to the frame, we've made half of the axle and put a rollbar just behind the seat. We still need to mount a steering rack and engine.  We are looking for a  motorcycle thats going cheap.  We are looking for a 200cc+ for the  engine and gearbox with cables etc. There wont be much progress to this part of the blog until we can find our motorbike. Feel free to email us if you know of any :)