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maintenance time

10-03-2017 01:34 AM by emart | 2 comments »

Welp I finally bit the bullet and took on my sagging foundation. The building I am using was a kit from Lowes which 18 year old me built to exactly what the instructions said. the major flaw in the design is it didnt come with sill plates (I made sure the new half has them.) This caused water to seep in where the siding meets the floor and rotted everything out but the studs and siding. Eventually I got tired of machinery falling through the floor. After several good Seattle storms I thi...

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Spinning Wheel Repair #1: start: spinningwheel repair

05-17-2015 06:19 PM by Lazy_K | 1 comment »

I will confess a fascination with spinning wheels and looms and all related things. partially because they look so complicated, partially because they have so much variation. it seems like (with the pre-massed produced ones), every single one is somewhat different than every other one. Every single Maker has left their own unique invention and artwork in a form that just sits there, waiting to help someone else do their work. Frequently each one was made by someone who never made another o...

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Adventures in Furniture Repairing #1: Multiple office side chairs with inherent design flaws

12-15-2010 02:54 AM by Lee Barker | 5 comments »

It is unclear at this writing how many of these I will host, but there is a pile of them at the office, all out of commission. They were built by an unknown local cabinet shop. Almost all of them failed at the mortise and tenon joint at the front rail which supports the seat. The upholstery is in great shape, so the head guy at that office decided they were worth saving. The inherent design flaw is just that—there’s only that rail, no stretchers below. Nothing in th...

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