Make it, Break it, Fix it

confessions of a backyard inventor

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Metalwork

Fire pit

One fine day we decided to go to a junk yard and pick up some odds-n-ends and build a fire pit. We found what looks to be clothes racks. The good thing was the base was made of stainless steel…. Continue Reading →

Repairing rusted balustrade and reinforcing

The existing balustrade had rusted away at 2 of the posts from water pooling over the years. In these pictures you can see after welding a reinforcing place on the bottom of the balustrade and after painting it black. But… Continue Reading →

Cut-off saw sliding and floating shelf

I was given a cut-off saw as a gift. The saw is very, very handy. But I have no where in the garage to put it! Because I dont use it as frequently as my other tools and most of… Continue Reading →

Replacing boat trailer hubs

As part of the preparation for taking my boat down the coast (3 hours drive) I replaced the hubs on the boat trailer. The trailer had a nice overhaul almost a year ago. I made new brackets to stand on… Continue Reading →

Power Generator – Part 2

Part 2 of my power generator project. Looks like this is going to be a multi-part project as it is taking longer than I thought. I am currently up to the stage of building the covering/casing for the generator. I… Continue Reading →

Fix caravan/camper trailer door

My parents bought a camper trailer almost 25 years ago. They still use it but it has been falling apart for quite some time now. Dad repairs what he can (which is most things), but the fold-down door he couldnt… Continue Reading →

Power generator – Part 1

DIY Power Generator Input: Fuel, in the form of petroleum Output: 12v DC and 240v AC electricity! While overseas in the Philippines I was very impressed by the way the locals improvised, modified and fitted existing engines inside their hand-made… Continue Reading →

My first Car PC, from 1999!

Blast from the past! I was going through some old photos and came across a set from back in 1999! Apologies for the sub-par pictures, some of them were taken with my first ever digital camera (an old Kodak camera…. Continue Reading →

Outdoor home theatre projector stand

Aim: To create a stand for the outdoor projector. This is part of my new outdoor home theatre system. Some History: Recently I installed a home theatre system in my back yard. This was a suggestion from a friend of… Continue Reading →

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