My little Repair Shop

British readers may be aware of the TV programme “The Repair Shop” where a team of experts painstakingly repair and restore much loved objects brought to them by the general public.

While awaiting a response for a personal item, I had my own little challenge. We have a wooden “Advent Tree” – a wooden Christmas tree with 24 hooks and 24 drawers for small wooden items to hang day by day.

Packing away our Christmas decorations yesterday I found that the start at the top of the tree was lopsided. The spike at its base was snapped.Fortunately my left eye has now recovered sufficiently to attempt a repair. So I sought to repair it. First step was to cut away the remaining stem.

A fallen star.

After cutting away the remains of the stem with a razor saw I sought out our box of wooden cocktail sticks.

A suitable substitute.

Having snipped one pointed end and checked that it would fit the hole in the top of the tree I began to carefully drill out the star where the previous stem had been.

A suitable drill

The short end of cocktail stick fitted perfectly, and I glued it in with UHU glue. Here is the final result, ready for December 2022.

A star is reborn.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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