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

Rope splicing for repair and making

Rope splicing for repair and making

I have a large yellow travel bag with a big shoulder strap. As recommended this has been taken off and put in a side pocket when it is checked in for flights. However, the rough treatment by the baggage handlers

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Earl’s Restoration – A Wade Drag Saw

Earl's Restoration - A Wade Drag Saw

I was going to write an article about a project of Richard’s from Earl’s Restoration, about the restoration of a drag saw that he’d shared with me via Twitter. The drag saw was made by R.M.Wade and is a petrol

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Garden Bird Repair – Steelstik

Garden Bird Repair - Steelstik

A few years back we were given a pair of decorative birds for the garden. Before too long, the small one’s legs became detached and more recently the head of the larger one has come off. When you look at

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Welding a stainless steel toilet roll holder

Welding a stainless steel toilet roll holder

Our Ikea toilet roll holder broke into two parts. On inspection there was just a single weld holding it together and that was obviously not very strong. As I have welding equipment I though it should be a straightforward repair.

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Multicoloured Sugru

Multicoloured Sugru

Sugru is an air curing rubber that bonds to metals, plastics and wood. I’m a big fan as it’s good for making and repairing.It does bond to a wide range of materials and it has some flexibility once cured but

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Box lid an afternoon woodworking project

Box lid an afternoon woodworking project

Not so long ago we bought a box to put by the front door and put our shoes in, the old portis shoe rack now lives by the backdoor. The box came with a rather strange lid, a sheet of

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Best tip to save $20

Best tip to save $20

Q: What is your best tip for saving $20 asked Economag.A: Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty. The best way of saving a bit of money is to make and fix things yourself. For example: Repair a brass

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A simple silver solder repair

A simple silver solder repair

A bargain lamp find in a big store was discovered to have a broken ring on the top. The ring appeared to be made out of brass or possibly plated steel. We decided to buy it anyway and fix it

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