I haven\’t been putting my feet up…much! I have been doing odd jobs around the house and garden, which did not really warrant a post.

However since I didn\’t want you to feel I had given up on the Blog,I thought I should at least prove I have done something.

This morning it was the turn of the metal bending jig, You may remember I posted about this not so long ago, I had claimed it after our Builders left when we first moved in.

It was certainly looking rough, but it works, and therefore it needed some work on it if I want it to last.

Firstly I attached my wire brush drill attachment and cleaned up the metalwork, and replaced all the nails that were holding it to the wood, with screws, I then sanded the timber back to natural wood.

That done I gave the wood two coats of engine oil, cleaned off any oil that had contact with the metal, then sprayed the metalwork blue with some paint I had left over.

That should now last me years. It doesn\’t matter how insignificant you think your tool is, if you take care of it, it will serve you well!!

Published by Phil Sale

I moved to Colombia from Spain in 2012, and I am happily married to a Colombiana.

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