Draping A Christmas Garland Over A Mirror or Picture

Garland on Chimney Breast Mirror

Introduction It was a few Christmases ago when my wife and I first draped a Christmas Garland over the mirror in our lounge and another over the mirror in the hall. The garlands we bought were fashioned very much to our liking. They just looked like Christmas and became one of those purchases made without… Continue reading Draping A Christmas Garland Over A Mirror or Picture

Condensation Free Bathroom Mirror

Introduction This post describes how to make a condensation free bathroom mirror using an automatic mirror heater. See the one I made in 2007 here. Look carefully and you will notice the condensation around the edge but not in the central heated area. Without a heater it would be impossible to use the mirror without first wiping… Continue reading Condensation Free Bathroom Mirror

Sighting A Straight Line

Introduction I would say sighting a straight line is a common practice used by builders and joiners to determine if a piece of timber is straight or bowed. It can be used to test any length of timber, but long pieces in particular. The practice requires no tools, just eyesight with a good depth of… Continue reading Sighting A Straight Line

Removing A Bra Wire From A Washing Machine

Here the bra wire has the sleeving threaded on it and it is just sticking up through a hole in the drum.

Preface This post describes: removing a Bra Wire from a washing machine when it has come out of a bra and penetrated the inner drum of a front loader. These wires tend to come out of badly maintained bras while being washed. They don’t necessarily damage the machine immediately but always have the potential to… Continue reading Removing A Bra Wire From A Washing Machine