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

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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The Power of We – Repair Groups

I love to fix things but many people are intimidated by the task or just don’t know where to start. There is a solution, which is to team up with people who enjoy fixing things. There are a surprisingly large

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Box Repair

Box Repair

This was simple project to repair a childs wooden toy box. The origional design had some flimsy metal hinges nailed in with some thin pins. As my daughter manhandled the box the hinges bent and the pins came loose. Rather

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Sugru – Fixing, hacking, creating

Sugru - Fixing, hacking, creating

I’ve known about Sugru for some time now but not really had a project that warented it’s use. However, they recently had a sale so I got an 8 pack for half price and co-incidentally had a couple of projects

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