Make it, Break it, Fix it

confessions of a backyard inventor

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Repair

Home theatre and network installation

Home theatre and computer network installation.

Vege Patch Upgrade

Terracing our vegetable patch in time for Spring.

Shed

Replaced a retaining wall and built a shed.

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 →

Clothes dryer installation in the laundry, including exhaust vent

Too many strings of wet days meant washing couldn’t be done when needed. So, I finally caved and bought a clothes dryer. It’s not used too often, but when it is used it’s saves time and heartache; ultimately a darn good… Continue Reading →

Fix a folding chair

I stood on the chair and broke it…. oops. So here we are fixing it with a spare piece of MDF. Not the greatest fix considering it’s not water proof and it increases the weight of the chair substantially. But… 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 →

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 →

Fixing my Hakko soldering station

My soldering station stopped working. I love this soldering station, so I opened it up to see whats going on inside. The transformer contacts had come loose, so I tightened them and VIOLA! all good. But not longer after it… Continue Reading →

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