Archive for December, 2009

Tearing apart my Miele S5210 vacuum cleaner

December 29th, 2009

This is my vacuum cleaner. Miele S5210. It’s a Miele S5210. It’s a very, very good vacuum cleaner. Well, it was until the point that it broke! Actually I was somewhat responsible for that. For a little while now I have been restoring a car (OK, almost 6 years but I am nearly done – […]

A door alarm for my house and garage.

December 26th, 2009

If you’ve looked about my sites you’ll know I make things. Lots of things. This means spending lots of time in the garage. Often I am dashing about between house and garage as I am busy making stuff. My house actually has two garages, an old on on one side of the house and my […]

Finishing Sophie’s rocking horse (before christmas – just)

December 25th, 2009

Part one of the horse making is here: http://www.asciimation.co.nz/bb/2009/10/18/a-rocking-horse-for-sophie With time moving on I had to really move to get the rocking horse done. After protecting the foam with the tin foil I applied layers of fibreglass and polyester resin. I built up a nice, thick skin of glass all over the horse. Layers of […]