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January 03, 2021

 

Listened to 332: The 2020 Upgradies

It’s the 7th annual Upgradies! Myke and Jason discuss their favorites of 2020 across many categories.

By Upgrade

 
 

Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life. Resident clock restorer Steve Fletcher restores a German-made toy steam roller from the 1930's. After not being used for around 40 years, it needs a full check-up to get it up and running again.

Stained glass expert Matthew Nickels pieces together a damaged glass picture window depicting a colourful boat at sea. Made by the owner's late father, it has a great deal of sentimental value and so she is ecstatic when Matthew manages to make it all ship-shape and just like new again.

Meanwhile, leather expert Suzie turns her attention to three iconic leather sling back Les Arcs chairs desperately in need of some love and attention to make them usable again.

Watched on Trakt

 

Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.

Resident antique photography expert Brenton West brings his expertise to bear on a camera that survived the First World War but hasn't taken a picture in over a hundred years, while leather expert Suzie adds a surprise touch that leaves the camera's owner Phil lost for words. Furniture restorer Will Kirk and horologist Steve Fletcher joins forces to get a 20th-century designer wooden screen back on its feet. And violin restorer John Dilworth works on a treasured instrument that spent World War II in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Watched on Trakt

 

Today in the Repair Shop, Jay Blades and the team bring three treasured family heirlooms, and the memories they hold, back to life.

Resident antique photography expert Brenton West brings his expertise to bear on a camera that survived the First World War but hasn't taken a picture in over a hundred years, while leather expert Suzie adds a surprise touch that leaves the camera's owner Phil lost for words. Furniture restorer Will Kirk and horologist Steve Fletcher joins forces to get a 20th-century designer wooden screen back on its feet. And violin restorer John Dilworth works on a treasured instrument that spent World War II in Auschwitz concentration camp.

Watched on Trakt

 

Silversmith Brenton West tackles a broken hand mirror containing the portrait of a mysterious French lady. Painting conservator Lucia Scalisi repairs, cleans and brings some much-needed light to a murky painting of fog on the River Thames. And resident horologist Steve Fletcher joins forces with ceramics expert Kirsten Ramsay and wood specialist Will Kirk to work on a prestigious eighteenth-century timepiece that has suffered a supernatural accident.

Watched on Trakt

 

Musical box expert Stephen Kember and furniture restorer Will Kirk join forces to tackle a very special music box damaged by a bomb during the Blitz. Unfortunately the box's owners, who were in the house at the time, were killed by the blast. Now their descendant, and custodian of the box, Roger wants to restore the box so he can hear the same music the family members he never knew used to listen to. Stuffed toy restorers Amanda Middleditch and Julie Tatchell take on one of their toughest assignments yet - A stuffed toy lamb, torn apart by a real dog and now consisting of just a head and four legs. And metal worker Brenton West restores a treasured pair of fire tongs, designed and built by the owner's own great-grandfather, back to working order.

Watched on Trakt

 

Listened to Bounty Buddies – Bonus! Upcoming Star Wars Media

We chat about the upcoming Star Wars stuff recently announced! Used info from this US Today article since it was a lot clearer than the official Star Wars one… Join your hosts Tim Lanning, Jane Ritt and Pat Edwards every week as they dice up and serve you their hot and fresh The Mandalorian reactions …

By Bounty Buddies - The Mandalorian Podcast

 

In the pantheon of delicious liquids, where bourbon holds the throne, a very strong second place is held by pot likker. Sop it up with cornbread, and thank me later.