what did you fix today

Nov 18, 2011
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done this one last year cant find the old on but her it go's
I fixed my starter motor replacing bushings and brushes.
 

tambo

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I'm attempting to dye the original curtains ....first batch of dye changed from green to blue ...im hoping this second batch will give me the grey I want lol

So currently not fixed but hopefully will be :)
 

tambo

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Changed one of my roof vents to a mini heki .....got another to do tommorrow

What a difference they make

I'd like to source a full size one and make the front vent bigger but im reluctant to pay £350-£400 for one do will keep am eye on the breakers yard
 

mariner

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Nov 21, 2013
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I replaced the 3 lever lock on the back door to a 5 lever lock. (Insurance demands it)

Did it just slot in when the old one came out? Of course not!

Lots of chiseling and drilling later it looks better fitted than the original and that was done by a tradesman.


:cooler:
 

Wildman

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A while ago I bought a grass sweeper/collector secondhand, being sold as it was breaking the drive gears and replacement wheels cost £77 plus postage each. I stripped it and replaced a number of bearings then turned my attention to the gears, they are plastic and cast as part of the wheel so I resolved to improve the design and make a replacement gear out of aluminium. After preparing the blank I mounted it in a dividing head on the vertical mill. (yup those who have seem my man cave often wonder if I actually use any of it).

With a little nifty maths the correct involute cutter was determined to be 10DP and 56 teeth needed cutting
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Eventually a gear was produced and fitted. Tried in place and it runs perfectly. Magic. I may as well make one for the other end as well to halve the wear, should last me a few years.
Finally fitted in place
 
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Wildbill
Nov 18, 2011
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A while ago I bought a grass sweeper/collector secondhand, being sold as it was breaking the drive gears and replacement wheels cost £77 plus postage each. I stripped it and replaced a number of bearings then turned my attention to the gears, they are plastic and cast as part of the wheel so I resolved to improve the design and make a replacement gear out of aluminium. After preparing the blank I mounted it in a dividing head on the vertical mill. (yup those who have seem my man cave often wonder if I actually use any of it).

With a little nifty maths the correct involute cutter was determined to be 10DP and 56 teeth needed cutting
.
Eventually a gear was produced and fitted. Tried in place and it runs perfectly. Magic. I may as well make one for the other end as well to halve the wear, should last me a few years.
Finally fitted in place
look's like a nice job roger
 

Hollyberry

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Today I "fixed" a wicker garden set, bought at auction couple of months ago.
Chairs were grubby grey, table was olive green with glass top thickly painted in olive green paint.

It's now all matching Paris Grey with fabric under the now clear glass. Looks a lot better.
 
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