A couple of repairs for this occasional Mend it Monday post (as started by The Snail of Happiness). The first is the washing-up brush – made of coconut bristles, with no plastic, and a wooden handle. The perfect eco brush except that the head just started falling out the handle (I don’t think it is designed to be interchangeable) some time into its service.
I tried putting a collar of the marvellous sugru around the neck, but this really didn’t work at all so this is the next attempt – I have filled the hole in the handle with sugru and forced the brush head into it. Time will tell if it holds for more than a nanosecond but it feels pretty firm.
It was four minutes and thirty-two seconds into washing up before the head became detached once more. Harrumph…
While I harrumphed, the Snail filled the hole in the handle with gorilla glue and pushed the head in – where it has stayed ever since. There’s a lesson in there for me somewhere…
The second mend is a classic sugru-on-frayed-cable-fix – this is the USB cable that came with my Kindle a million years ago. I noticed last week that the outer sheath by one end had worn away to expose the ground shield beneath. There was no question this time – it was always going to be a sugru mend. The only real question was – what colour?
Yay for mending things!