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

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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Repair Manifesto from 1831

Repair Manifesto from 1831

A comment about Joshua Field (partner of Henry Maudslay) by James Nasmyth from when they both worked at Messrs. Maudslay, Sons and Field of Lambeth. “One point he often impressed upon me. It was, he said, most important to bear

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Wheeler Dealers

Wheeler Dealers

I’m not much of a petrolhead having only bought my first car just a couple of years back and that’s a small practical one. However when I’m away of business trips I do like to watch some of the car

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For want of a nail

For want of a nail

One of the window washer nozzles on my car was only squirting water part way up the screen. “That’s too small to worry about” I though, oh how I was wrong. What had happened is that the pipe to the

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Self-Repair Manifesto

Self-Repair Manifesto

I’ve previously mentioned my joy in repairing and mending things and the make do and mend philosophy. So when I discovered that iFixit were putting together free repair guides to a range of items I just had to join in

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