I don't always update the blog with the wee things I do that make our home 'handmade' - this is one of them.
|ouch! sorry boys!|
I used the hacksaw to cut the 'male' bits off of a few bits of track that were damaged in other ways (a couple had been coloured in with felt-tip pen)
I sanded down the rough edges.
Then I Superglued them to the broken pieces of track
Then I won the award for:
'Best Mum Ever Who Can Fix Anything'!
What I definitely did NOT do:
- Superglue my hand to a piece of brio track (Yeah, I did)
- Superglue a piece of paper to the table (Yeah, I did)
- Play with them too soon and have to re-glue (Yeah I did)
- Mistake Superglue for eyedrops and get rushed to hospital (I didn't do this, but one of my siblings once did - so at least I know it runs in the family)
The Nitty Gritty:
- I couldn't find any on-line tips for doing this, so I made it up as I went along...
- I had quite a few broken and messed up bits of brio track, I fixed the most exciting bits at the expense of the less-than-perfect bits.
- A cheapo baby hacksaw - fitted with a wood blade.
- A sanding sponge block: grade 120 - you could use a wee bit of fine sandpaper, or an emery board (which are brilliant for sanding tiny things)
- Superglue - in the USA I think you call it Krazyglue? its the stuff that sticks anything to anything else... especially skin.