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Tune-o-Matic Roller Bridges

There's a problem with Roller Saddle Bridges Over lockdown, I rebuilt the Les Paul copy which I'd made back in college around 1976. Originally the neck was one piece mahogany through-the-body (Honduras mahogany no doubt) but it got smashed very soon after completion...

Hints and Tips for Divi Theme

The Accordian Module If you want to start with all the toggles closed, one way is to add display:none; to the 1st toggle's Main Element CSS. But rather than just hiding the first toggle you can make it a close-all button and 'header' for the accordian module. Give the...

Fixing my SEAT Ibiza 2012 power Steering

The power steering (PAS) on my 2012 SEAT Ibiza 1.4 FR suddenly became intermittent. After a 30 mile trip and fortunately only a few miles from home I stopped to refuel but on restarting the car there was no PAS whatsoever. Testing it out on the driveway, it came and...

Apple Mail on El Capitan like treacle?

Apple Mail was becoming a total pain in the arse but downloading and re-installing Xcode with the most recent version for El Capitan has completely solved the issue!

Sugru – some ideas for making use of this cool stuff.

Made a 90° bend jack plug for a guitar lead. I just removed the barrel from a normal jack plug, re-soldered the lead and moulded Sugru around the whole thing with the cable coming out of the side. The brown coloured Sugru gives a nice retro look and I pressed an old...

Stop the foam pads falling off your Grado headphones

The original foam pads on my Grados disintegrated and I was never comfortable with them anyway so I bought some cheap replacements off Amazon. The trouble with these is that they don't stay on very well. The rim around the speaker is very shallow and doesn't provide...

Hotpoint Induction Hob Controls

Our Hotpoint CID740B Induction Hob got a good review from me last year but it's now becoming impossible to work with. The touch controls have slowly become less and less responsive to the point where we now have to use a metal spoon to operate it. Sometimes a finger...

Whirlpool Maytag Admiral fridge flashing panel

Whirlpool Maytag Admiral fridge flashing panel

This is a problem that we had been living with for a while now: when using the ice dispenser a solenoid bangs away all the time the delivery motor is running. The front panel and the light also flash at about 10 times a second. It does eventually dispense ice but VERY...