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

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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Bicycle repair men want you!

Bicycle repair men want you!

South London Druid Cycles is giving you a chance to join their team of travelling, bicycle repairman. “Druid Cycles is seeking mobile bike mechanic trainees. You don’t have to be a bicycle professional but you must have an aptitude for

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More Make Do and Mend

More Make Do and Mend

John Lewis have been working on a new version of the Make Do and Mend Booklet. Their new version looks at tips such as selecting the right sized television for a room, shining shoes and getting rid of ants. The

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Finished Gates

Finished Gates

After many weekends of work, the gates are finally finished and fitted. I can now focus on some of my own projects, hopefully I’ll be able to get started on a caliper style knurling tool. I did manage to sneak

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Gates Report

Gates Report

As mentioned a few weeks back, one of the projects I’ve been working on this year is some salvaged iron gates (from next door). We’ve spend many of the weekends this year stripping off the paint and repainted the gates

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Lessons involving heat

This bank holiday weekend I was working on the gates for the drive. Not surprisingly the pre-drilled holes in the gate posts for the mountings were in the wrong places so I had to re-drill them all and fill the

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Simple Turning Project

Simple Turning Project

One of my ongoing projects is the stripping down and repair of some old gates. One of the parts that needed replacing was the pin that held the gate latch. It’s about 40mm long by 8 mm diameter with a

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