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

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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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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