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Can this be repaired?

And if so, how?

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It’s a pepper mill, that cannot be replaced. I’m thinking perhaps a wooden base, or ….The mechanical bits still work fine.

I dropped it on the floor and I am in deep sh*t.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

If you have the pieces you could start by gluing them back with superglue or araldite. Then it would be possible to cover the cracks with wood , paint or metal.

or just accept destiny
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Re: Can this be repaired?

It's only Port Meirion. (sad that I know that).

Can't you hide it, say you can't find it, and quickly order a replacement?
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Re: Can this be repaired?

Did you keep the pieces? If you have all of them, then yes, it can be repaired to look like new if you are prepared to pay quite a bit.

If you have most of the pieces and are willing to atone for your clumsiness by learning a new skill, you could turn it into a piece of kintsugi. But I would check with the owner of this item first, as it would change the appearance radically. If you put in the work to repair it yourself and do a good job, it could add to the story of the object in a meaningful way.

Alternatively, I am sure the same piece can be found online, especially if you know the year in which it was made.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

Regretfully it shattered when it hit the floor. Nothing bigger than a 2fr coin.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

Did you try Ctrl + Z?
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Did you try Ctrl + Z?
Love it, undo should work.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

Have a look on eBay, you might be able to find a replacement on there.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164904246...AAAOSwpVlgv9uA

Not cheap though.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

You do realise that if you don't sort it out, you'll be a prisoner in your own home with some huge white balls guarding you?
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Re: Can this be repaired?

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It's only Port Meirion. (sad that I know that).

Can't you hide it, say you can't find it, and quickly order a replacement?
You could swap the insides and top over to the new one, then save the other bits as spares. A Triggers Broom pepper mill! Cool.
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Old 02.07.2021, 16:14
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Re: Can this be repaired?

I know it's not the exact same piece, but perhaps a gift with the same pattern might lessen the sting of breaking this one if you can't find a replacement?

Amazon uk has a few items with the same pattern, including a very pretty vase: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Portmeirion...5235118&sr=8-1
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It’s a pepper mill, that cannot be replaced. I’m thinking perhaps a wooden base, or ….The mechanical bits still work fine.
3-D printing the missing bit?

https://en.3dforge.ch/services
Is a part of your household appliance broken and you cannot find a replacement? We offer you a free evaluation of its reproducibility and will provide you with a new part which may even, in some cases, increase the strength and life of your device.
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Have a look on eBay, you might be able to find a replacement on there.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164904246...AAAOSwpVlgv9uA

Not cheap though.


When I wrote, "It's only Port Meirion, I meant 'only' in that it would be feasible to find a replacement, rather than it being Ming Dynasty but I realise now it sounds like I was being rude- especially after seeing the price for a replacement!

Reminds me of the old teapot I had (still have in the back of the cupboard) and someone remarked, "Why have you got that?".

I said it belonged in the family and had been passed down from generation to generation.

I assumed it was quite old - until they turned it over and read the inscription on the base: "Dishwasher proof"
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I assumed it was quite old - until they turned it over and read the inscription on the base: "Dishwasher proof"
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When I wrote, "It's only Port Meirion, I meant 'only' in that it would be feasible to find a replacement, rather than it being Ming Dynasty but I realise now it sounds like I was being rude- especially after seeing the price for a replacement!

Reminds me of the old teapot I had (still have in the back of the cupboard) and someone remarked, "Why have you got that?".

I said it belonged in the family and had been passed down from generation to generation.

I assumed it was quite old - until they turned it over and read the inscription on the base: "Dishwasher proof"
It seems some Port Meirion is more easily replaceable than others, probably a discontinued item.

I have one of those teapots too. It belonged to my Grandma who had it long before dishwashers were around so I know it is at least a little bit old but probably not a rare antique.
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Regretfully it shattered when it hit the floor. Nothing bigger than a 2fr coin.
That actually sounds feasible for a repair.
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That actually sounds feasible for a repair.
+1, just use gloves with the superglue and air the place well,that stuff should really not get into a human's bloodstream or airways.
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Re: Can this be repaired?

Not the same with the wood, so you’d have to admit to breakage and replacement, but design looks very similar https://www.portmeirion.co.uk/portme...d-pepper-mills
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Not the same with the wood, so you’d have to admit to breakage and replacement, but design looks very similar https://www.portmeirion.co.uk/portme...d-pepper-mills
Ya, I’ve seen that a few places on the web, always out of stock. It’s going to have to bay something like ebay (and why is their swiss site only in german?).
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Did you keep the pieces? If you have all of them, then yes, it can be repaired to look like new if you are prepared to pay quite a bit.

If you have most of the pieces and are willing to atone for your clumsiness by learning a new skill, you could turn it into a piece of kintsugi. But I would check with the owner of this item first, as it would change the appearance radically. If you put in the work to repair it yourself and do a good job, it could add to the story of the object in a meaningful way.

Alternatively, I am sure the same piece can be found online, especially if you know the year in which it was made.
Thanks for a very good idea. Personally, I wouldn’t like the kintsugi look on a painted object like the mill in question but think it striking with a more uniform surface.
…now which pot should I smash? Wait! Where can I get gold glue?
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