This vacuum and my blender couldn’t be opened, because they were designed with specialty screws, requiring specialty screwdrivers to open. But the Fixers have rigged one, which they have at their usual space at Proteus Gowanus. I’ll have to take my blender there next time!
This sewing machine was missing a small but important piece. Victor had a spare piece of plastic and it did the job.
This lamp took center stage at the workshop.
Filed under: fabric, wood | Tags: glued, lost, replaced, sewn, taped, torn, worn
A year and a half late …. (yikes)
Redid part of Jackie’s seam.
Thanks, Simone, for alerting me to this repair…. Street grate replaced with a plank of wood cut to fit. It’s in Dumbo, Brookyn, on Washington Street between Front & Water.
Looks like a rubber band and safety pin.
Eric is a repair-er extraordinaire-er. Support his epic bike trip across America in exchange for hand drawn postcards and comics.
In this repair, the metronome arm was replaced with a toothpick.
Filed under: electronics | Tags: died, replaced, scarred, shattered, transplanted
2004: Powerbook computer is bought new.
2005: Hardcover book nosedives from high shelf directly onto keyboard, shattering P key. Rather than buy a new keyboard, silver P key is replaced with white iBook P key, the computer equivalent of a capped tooth.
2007: Mysterious damage is done to top case of powerbook, leaving disturbing blue scar. I still don’t know what happened.
2008: Age and clumsy dropping get the best of computer, and hard drive dies. Inexplicable moisture inside the computer renders it inoperable. A shell of a person, powerbook retires to closet storage.
2009: Moneyless friend and writer loses his laptop to virus. He cannot last long without some sort of writing instrument. With an external hard drive and a free copy of Mac OS X 10.4 “Tiger,” 5-year old now-dry war-veteran computer is resurrected and works fine.
by Lily Mooney