Archive for September, 2015

Footstool Repair / Upgrade

Footstool Repair / Upgrade

“Can you put some new wheels on our footstool, the existing ones have broken” I was asked. “Sure” I said. Given that the existing wheels had broken off I knew that I’d need to add some re-enforcement as well as

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Time for the Makers Movement to grow up

Time for the Makers Movement to grow up

Robin Raskin from Living in Digital Times recently wrote about the need for the Maker Movement to grow up. She mentions three key points, firstly to match the items that are made with people who need them, to promote the

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Traditional Woodworking Techniques and Why They Matter

Traditional Woodworking Techniques and Why They Matter

Wood is a beautiful material. You’d be hard pressed to find a home in which wood does not feature somewhere. Wooden furniture and surfaces made with traditional methods really does set wood apart though, creating unique pieces that exemplify craftsmanship,

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Bed Repair

Bed Repair

Our king-sized bed has a metal mesh base. Over the last 7 years some of the thin tubes have got bent and the mesh is coming away from the welds. When I quizzed the manufacturer about a replacement, they said

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Magnifier Lamp – Heavy metal, shiny metal

Magnifier Lamp - Heavy metal, shiny metal

I did a test assembly of my magnifier lamp and at full extension it toppled over. So a quick redesign of the base was needed. I carved out the inside with drills and chisels, and filled it up with molten

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Rope splicing for repair and making

Rope splicing for repair and making

I have a large yellow travel bag with a big shoulder strap. As recommended this has been taken off and put in a side pocket when it is checked in for flights. However, the rough treatment by the baggage handlers

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Win George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

Win George Clarke's More Amazing Spaces

Thanks to the high security composite door firm Truedor you’ve a chance to win a signed copy of George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces. The book looks at the projects from the Channel 4 series including those built with William Hardie

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