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

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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BBQ Restoration – Part 5 Before and After

BBQ Restoration - Part 5 Before and After

So the BBQ is finished, I’ve cleaned off the rust and discarded the parts that were beyond saving. Made repairs and new parts such as the handle, grill brackets and legs. Added a complete new shelf welded from angle iron

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BBQ Restoration – Part 2 Simple Fixes

BBQ Restoration - Part 2 Simple Fixes

The BBQ needed a few things made so I started on the shelf, that’s quite a mini project in it’s own right so I’ll write about that separately. However whilst test fitting the frame I discovered that one of the

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Engine Repair

Engine Repair

As mentioned in the article on battery charging, a ride on train was recently purchased a charity shop but it was not working.There were a few faults with it: The main power switch was not working. It was a two

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Grinder Guard Fix

Grinder Guard Fix

Although I have power to my workshop, it is currently limited to two sockets down one end. This means that if I want to use anything down the other end, such as the drill or grinder then I have to

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Fixing a battery charger

Fixing a battery charger

As mentioned in an earlier entry, I need to make a security screwdriver to enable me to open an old battery charger that was broken. One of the chaps on the Blokeyshed forum pointed out that this was potentially dangerous

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