Repairs

Repairing items is a lot more environmentally friendly than replacing them, you can also learn lots about your items and also repairing things yourself can save you lots of money. Here are some articles about things that have been repaired in the shed

Kilner Jar Repair

Kilner Jar Repair

A bit of simple kitchen repair this week. A Kilner jar is a brand of glass jar with a toggle clamp style fastener. It typically has a rubber seal between the glass lid and the glass body. Unfortunately after years

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Making space and brush repair

Making space and brush repair

One ongoing issue with the Workshopshed is the space to work. The space is shared between projects, tools, garden equipment and toys. There are also some overflows from the house such as decorating items. I managed to get the bench

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Rabbit ear repair

Rabbit ear repair

Since leaving the comfort of his shelf in B&M Thumper has had an enjoyable life with his adopted family amongst the Hydrangeas.  Things changed a bit when they ventured into the less sheltered part of the garden. He got a

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Small Repairs

Small Repairs

Not all good repairs need to take a long time or lots of effort. Sometimes it’s the simple ones that are the most effective. Vice Screw Replacement The Axminster vice I’ve had for a few years works really well and

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Repairs don’t always work

Repairs don't always work

As you might gather from the long list of repairs on this site. I am a big fan of repairing. A good repair can make your item better than the original and it can last for a long time. However

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Washing Machine Repair

Washing Machine Repair

Monday last week the washing machine door handle stopped working and we could not get the wet clothes from the machine. The handle was a bit floppy so I suspected something had broken. My wife googled and found and handy

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Machined aluminium shower repair

Machined aluminium shower repair

Our shower door has 4 sets of rollers that hold the sliding door. The top two have screws that you adjust to make the door level. When the door shuts, a magnetic catch seals the side of the door but

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Upcycled Chairs

Upcycled Chairs

This week’s project comes from Rebecca. The kitchen chairs were looking a bit tired and shabby after 11 years of use. These Stefan chairs from Ikea are simple wooden affairs with a detachable cushion but they had various stains from

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