Posts tagged ‘DIY’

September 7, 2019

Building a Cabin in the Woods

by duncanr

for someone with no skill at – and an aversion to – DIY, I found this vid of a father and son building a small cabin from scratch oddly addictive viewing

November 8, 2018

Making Bamboo Furniture from Scratch

by duncanr

this woman puts my admittedly poor DIY skills to shame . . .

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November 16, 2017

DIY – Simon’s Cat

by duncanr

June 25, 2016

No Sex – It’s D.I.Y.

by duncanr

rear entryit was a hot afternoon yesterday

Dee and I were in her bathroom

we were both sweating so I opened the bathroom window to let in some air – it also let in the sound of her neighbours’ voices as they sat chatting in their garden below

I’m struggling to get it in‘, I said – panting!

try the bottom‘, replied Dee

as I re-positioned my tool to follow her suggestion, I became . . .

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May 14, 2016

There’s Gaffers, and there’s Gaffers

by duncanr

I’ve seen a lot of MDs/CEOs come and go in my working life and their opening address introducing themselves to the workforce invariably follows the same (yawn) pattern that they have been taught in their business management course, e.g., I’m a straight talking guy, my door is always open, and other such corporate gobshite – [multinational companies aren’t looking for ‘nice guys’ when appointing a new CEO, but a . . .

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March 1, 2015

Guy Gets His Wires Crossed

by duncanr

and I thought I was crap at DIY !

November 20, 2013

DIY Camping Stove

by duncanr

They never showed you how to make interesting things like this on ‘Blue Peter’ when I was a kid!

October 14, 2013

Percussive Maintenance

by duncanr

I’m a great believer in ‘percussive maintenance‘ – have used it many a time, myself, when trying to repair something that isn’t working

via Arbroath

July 3, 2013

D.I.Y. Parking Sensor

by duncanr
August 14, 2012

Barry Bucknell : F*cken D.I.Y.

by duncanr

barry bucknellWhen I told a friend about my accident the other day (see Curtain Fall) she unkindly suggested I get a Barry Bucknell DIY Video.

Who’s Barry Bucknell, you ask?

That’s him to the left there

You can’t turn a TV on these days without being swamped by DIY programmes. Barry Bucknell hosted one of the original such shows on the BBC way back in the 1950’s (ratty will remember him). Here’s a rare clip I found on Youtube where Barry demonstrates how to re-upholster a chair

P.S. the language is NSFW so stop here if you are easily offended or are watching this at work or with kids nearby. Otherwise, click the read more tab to view the vid

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