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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Re-cycling IKEA Polypropylene Plastic Cable Strapping

Re-cycling IKEA Polypropylene Plastic Cable Strapping: Perfect for gigging musicians and other cablers.

Waste Not Want Not


Friday, 19 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

How To Sharpen Hair Tweezers

Are your body hair tweezers blunt and no longer grabbing your, eyebrows, ear hair, nasal hair, body hair or pubic hair?  The here is how to sharpen them to get them working perfectly.

Please leave comments, 1+ and share

Thanks fixed1t

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Dyson DC39 Emptying Revisited - The Missing Grey Button?

Reply to viewer comments on my first Dyson CD39 video, yo read about it in the blog entry

click on this link:

After further research into what viewers were saying, I created this new video, which I think confirms the fixed1t solution in my first video is the best. ;-)


Preventing Superglue Drying Out Experiment - 16 days Then I Got Careless

My Super Glue Experiment (click here to what the video) 

was going great, then I got careless and a bit lazy ;-)

I think in principle it works.

Please let me know if you try it and it works.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Completely Repairing A Plastic Christmas Tree Base With Polymorph

For an Aspergers child throwing away familiar things can be devastating,  he needs an uncle fixed1t fix ;-)

Done,  its very rewarding :-)

Its also very cheap, and if you screw up using it, you just chuck it back into a cup of hot water and start again, its that simple.

How To Make Things With Polymorph Low Melt Plastic

A lot of items we buy these days are made from really brittle plastic they snaps to bends under pressure or normal use.

However,  from the prosthetic and hand made robot field comes a really nice material that is:

Quick to prepare
Safe to use
Strong and flexible
Re-usuable when you get it wrong
Cheap to buy
Safe to keep
Bio degradable

What is the Super Material?  They call it Polymorph.

What is Polymorph?
Polymorph is a thermoplastic polymer that melts at around 62°C.  Its generally supplied as small off white plastic granules. Polymorph is non-toxic and completely biodegradable. Suppliers also tend to supply a range of  coloured powder additives if you want to colour it, or it can be painted.

How do I use Polymorph ?
  • Heat water to just over 65 degrees
  • Add the opaque white pellets to the water 
  • Leave the pellets in the water till they turn transparent
  • Remove the pellets from the water and mould by hand
  • add colour if required)
  • Allow the Polymorph to cool , it will turn white and solid
  • Re-heat if further moulding is required

Its also very cheap, and if you screw up using it, you just chuck it back into a cup of hot water and start again, its that simple.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Composting Leaves With Minimal Effort

Cut the time and effort out of composting your leaves.

Thanks for watching, please leave comments and check out my other blogs.


Sunday, 23 November 2014

How To Prevent A Tube of Superglue Drying Out

Don't waste superglue by letting it dry out, here's a simple solution.

This worked great for 16 days then I got careless and lazy

Check out the 16 day block entry


Sunday, 2 November 2014

How To Have Your Halloween Pumpkin! And Eat It!

Waste Not Want Not As My Mother Used To Say :-)

The Monkey is available on:

Amazon UK:

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Dental Health Message Or Ironic Store Product Placement. You Choose?

Just spotted this. So, did they do this deliberately as part of their commitment to public dental health? or as a clever ruse to get people buy more toothpaste. All that was missing was a rack of Toothbrushes ;-)

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

iPhone Camera Tripod Mount Repair

I broke my little iPhone tripod mount, so I repaired it, saving money and landfill space :-)


Friday, 15 August 2014

Child Safety - Mothercare Corner Cushions - Critical Review And Modification Still Working

Baby sitting just got a little less nerve wracking.  One week on since the fixed1t fix and little 10 month old Olli-kins hasn't managed to pull, push, bash or bite them off :-) despite his best efforts.

Long may they continue.

Uncle fixed1t

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Love Is An Emergency Golf Bag Umbrella Holder Repair

This video is about Emergency Golf Bag Umbrella Holder Repair. I was told this evening, before tomorrows competition and following todays rain and hail storms that the Umbrella Holder was busted.  So before it got dark, outside I went with my 'Think Out Of The Box' head on and tools.  Ten minutes later a successful repair was done and video'ed ;-)

And I saved the cost of a new bag ;-)


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Save Money By Reusing Your Excess Hot Melt Glue Adhesive

Save Money By Reusing Excess Hot Melt Glue Adhesive from a Hot Glue Gun.  Don't throw the excess away.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Securing A Patio Sliding Door Key Guard

This video is about securing an aluminium patio sliding door key guard with extra strong double sided Automotive Tape to prevent small children from cutting or jamming their fingers in the lock hole.

There are lots of tapes around but few are resilient enough for tough jobs.

Find Black Automotive Adhesive Tape On eBay

Mothercare Corner Cushions - 4 Pack fixed1t Double Sided Adhesive Modifi...

The Mothercare Corner Cushions are a great design, let down by very poor adhesive that makes is simple for infants to pull them off, risking serious injury. In this video fixed1t use double sided automotive tape to glue them down properly. A cheap and effective fix.

Find Black Automotive Adhesive Tape On eBay

Another simple fixed1t solution.

Friday, 8 August 2014

How I saved over $200 Cleaning Black Mildew Mould from Shower Silicon Ca...

I've reached passed 151,083 views on my shis shower cleaning method, it works a treat and also features my fixed1t ambient track "Patience Pays". With is what you need to banish mold from around the shower caulking.


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Repairing Quartz Travel Clock

Repairing Quartz Travel Clock:  its like doing a jigsaw and much more fun, just don't lose the bits.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Bottling My FREE ORGANIC Liquid Plant Food - fixed1t Nettle Brew

My Nettle Brew liquid plant food is ready to feed to the vegetables patch, tomatoes and green beens love it, as does just about everything else.

Enjoy fixed1t

Friday, 18 July 2014

Fixing Sky Talk No Phone Signal And Fibre Broadband Working Great

If your PHONE LINE is dead but you can still use BROADBAND, last nights amazing lightening storms may have killed the BT Adapter. I waited weeks for BT to fix this then worked out I could have bought a unit from Amazon next day delivery.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Quartz Battery Wall Clock Repair - Fixing Disney "Winnie The Pooh" Clock

Don't throw away the faulty Quartz Wall Clock, have a go at fixing it, I did it! now it works.  If nothing else its days of repair work for a small child during the summer break :-)


Saturday, 12 July 2014

Saving Money By Freezing ON SPECIAL Mushrooms

This has saved us quite a lot of money over the last few month, so I thought I share it with others.  Its simple quick and easy.  Great for man shopping less items to buy next time ;-) LOL Malcolm

Malcolm (aka fixed1t)

Sunday, 6 July 2014

How To Dig And Cement A Rotary Clothes Line Base

Alas, life isn't all playing with toys, simple job you'd pay a lot for.

But the usual skill and detail still counts, hope this tempts you to have a go.


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

How Not To Waste A Giant Portion Of Chip Shop Chips

What I do with huge quantities of Chippy Chips, when its sensible to eat just a small portion of them.  Don't just throw them away.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Savings Money on new network cables by connecting shorter cables together

Routers or Broadband devices usually come with short Cat 5 cables, they are neat by practically too short to use. But don't throw them away, they can be easily joined together with a simple straight through connector.

I personally bought a bad full some years ago, which I'd buried, so I'm selling my surplus on my circus-frontman eBay site, here is the link.

Buy a pair of cheap RJ45 cables connectors

These are an extremely quick, straight forward and useful item to have in any tool box when your network starts playing up as can be seen from my short video.

Thanks for looking.


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