Here’s another in my ongoing series: John Repairs Stuff With Sugru.
I bought this colander over twenty years ago, and I am fond of it. The mesh developed a couple of tears in it, so I patched them up. My one regret on this fix is my color choice — out of the corner of my eye it looks like some egg noodles are stuck in there. I may cover them over with a thin layer of red at some point.
Note: Sugru isn’t officially qualified as food safe; please don’t poison yourself and then yell at me.
Here’s a look at the morning ritual — grinding beans, dosing the portafilter, tamping, pulling the shot, steaming and pouring milk. Not pictured: drinking this deliciousness.
A friend was moving and thought I may have a use for this broken TV set. Here’s how I turned it into a book shelf.
I pulled off the back, removed the amplifier and CRT.
After removing the “gold tone” trim, these retention clips needed to be pulled to free the glass. The bezel is such a gorgeous brown, cream, and patina green. Here Beatrix and I appear on TV.
I framed it with some 1″ square strips of white oak I had left over from a catapult project, and used some hardware to mount a panel of wood. I pulled that panel from the dumpster at Walt Disney Animation Studios when they were remodeling one of the production pods a few years ago.
Here’s the finished piece. I left the tuning mechanism in place so you can twist the giant knob on the right and change the number front and center.
Got this today for ten dollars: a 1964 steel side chair made by the Harter Corporation in Sturgis, Michigan. It was property of Lockheed-California a division of Lockheed Aircraft here in Burbank.
I tested out stripping the paint and love the way it looks, so I plan to strip it down to brushed metal and then maybe protect it with clear coat or oil.