So thankful that we have helpful neighbors, and a good place to borrow tools nearby. We have many tools aboard, but we can't have everything... esp specialized tools that you use once every 2-3 yrs.
Borrowed right angle drill from neighbor the other day (engine-related project, again), and will likely borrow a rivet tool from the Tool Library tomorrow to fix our whisker pole :>.
What repair, or construction projects are you all working on these days?
@thomasorus lol, w/o going through ALL the list haha... what do you have to take care of next (one task, say) :P...?
@rek Mostly clothes, fixing holes, tears.. As I buy second hand and wear my stuff till it falls apart...
Same for my son, but he grows out if things!
Some great clothing repair links:
Some super beautiful darning::: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gallery/2021/apr/17/darn-tootin-decorative-mending-with-celia-pym-in-pictures
Bibliogram this: https://instagram.com/theholestorydesign?igshid=1097tvwnnuedj
I have a serger, sewing machine, needles, scissors. Most repairs are by hand, though..
@rek showed someone how to get their prop off to change the saildrive anode and install it all again with the right torque settings, grease and threadlocker.
@yngmar Whoa~ saildrive. Fancy! Do you also have that on your boat?
Took me a while to realize I had to grease the prop. Didn't do it on the first haul-out, but did on the second. Kind of a bad thing to forget ^_^;;
@rek next up for me is attempted resurfacing of some old wood chairs we inherited in a bad state and structurally repaired. If it works they're coming inside. If not they go off to a friend's cabin that currently has rickety chairs and won't mind a more er, rustic look 😉
@rek Last year I got annoyed with plastic sponges. They wear out after a few weeks and leach micro-plastic into the environment. They also look shitty.
So I pulled out my crappy peg weaving board and made myself a "scrubby" out of some cheap jute twine. I was surprised that it worked well and held up twice as long as the plastic junk.
I decided to make a new one but, for lulz, decided to try a circular weaving pattern. I also used cotton this time to see if it lasts a little bit longer than the jute or sisal ones I've made so far. I may try some hemp twine at some point too.
@rek Yes! I have not bought any new sponges in over a year. The slightly frayed square one in the last pic is my "daily scrubber" but once it falls apart a bit more, I will compost it and start using the round one.
@praxeology A friend gave me one they'd made for my birthday 4 years ago. The edge had this tougher material to use for scrubbing difficult stains. Was such a nice, thoughtful gift. Yours are lovely.
@rek Forgot: I fixed the dishwasher and extended it's life for two more years ( land peeps).
Basically I stuck my head in it with a headlight, found the problem: a worn out piece that kept on popping out. I filmed the problem, sent it to my mum (haha). She went to a 'mom & pop' electronics shop who then ordered the part.
Head back in, of course..
@wendy Wahoo~ awesome. Replacing large appliances is such a pain, also very $$$. Good that you were able to spot the problem :>.
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