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I am an engineer by trade, specialising mostly in software (but like playing with the hardware as well). I work for a software engineering and IT services company [http://www.internode.co.uk/ Internode Ltd] which a friend and I started back in 1991, so I have spent most of my working life working for myself in one way or another.  
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I am an engineer by trade, specialising mostly in software (but like playing with the hardware as well). I work for a software engineering and IT services company [http://www.internode.co.uk/ Internode Ltd] which a friend and I started back in 1991, so I have spent most of my adult life working for myself in one way or another.  
I have done lots of work on embedded control systems, avionics and defence projects, real time systems, and lots of stuff on communications protocols and data networks. More recently I have done a fair amount of stuff with financial services software, and helped put together the back end code for some commercial web sites that support financial advisers and related occupations.  
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I have done lots of work on embedded control systems, avionics and defence projects, real time systems, and lots of stuff on communications protocols and data networks. Later I did stuff with financial services software, and helped put together the back end code for some commercial web sites that support financial advisers and related occupations. More recently, lots of business process automation, and management information systems.  
  
My interests in DIY probably stem from every budding engineer's desire to take everything apart and work out what makes it tick (at least these days I often stick it back together again!) I have always been happy to "have a go" and dabble with smaller jobs, but house ownership, growing confidence, and family have pushed me to take on bigger and more stretching projects. These have taken me from building a workshop, to fitting kitchens and bathrooms, house rewires, and a partly [http://www.internode.co.uk/loft/ DIYed loft conversion] among other things.  
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My interests in DIY probably stem from every budding engineer's desire to take everything apart and work out what makes it tick (at least these days I often stick it back together again!) I have always been happy to "have a go" and dabble with many DIY tasks, but house ownership, and a growing family have pushed me to take on bigger and more stretching projects and helped further develop confidence. These have including building a workshop, fitting kitchens and bathrooms, house rewires, and a partly [[DIY Loft conversion|DIYed loft conversion]]. I also like to design and build bespoke furniture.  
  
I would like to say a big thank you to the regulars on the [[Newsgroup access tips|uk.d-i-y usenet group]], from whom I have learnt a great deal and continue to do so. I am also fortunate to be friends with a retired experienced joiner and builder, with whom I have ended working on a number of occasions. We manage to get roped into a number of each others projects from time to time. All of which can make a welcome change from sitting in front of a screen pushing buttons.  
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I would like to say a big thank you to the regulars on the [[Newsgroup access tips|uk.d-i-y usenet group]], from whom I have learnt a great deal and continue to do so. I am also fortunate to have a retired time served joiner and builder as a friend, with whom I have ended working on a number of occasions. So I can pass on a few tricks of the trade learnt from an old hand. We managed to get roped into a number of each others projects over the years. All of which can make a welcome change from sitting in front of a screen pushing buttons.  
  
I enjoy the odd bit of creative writing, so I find knocking up sections for the uk.d-i-y FAQ or the wiki can be quite therapeutic.
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I enjoy creative writing, so I find knocking up sections for the uk.d-i-y FAQ or the wiki can be quite therapeutic.
  
 
Articles that I have either authored or had a significant input into include:
 
Articles that I have either authored or had a significant input into include:
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*[[Changing a consumer unit]]
 
*[[Changing a consumer unit]]
 
*[[Consumer Units]]
 
*[[Consumer Units]]
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*[[Current activated switch]]
 
*[[Dimmers & Switchbanks]]
 
*[[Dimmers & Switchbanks]]
 
*[[Diversity]]
 
*[[Diversity]]
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*[[Electronics repair]]
 
*[[Electronics repair]]
 
*[[Extractor fan wiring]]
 
*[[Extractor fan wiring]]
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*[[Floor socket installation]]
 
*[[Halogen Lighting]]
 
*[[Halogen Lighting]]
 
*[[House Wiring for Beginners]]
 
*[[House Wiring for Beginners]]
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*[[RCD]]
 
*[[RCD]]
 
*[[RTL3 Speaker repair]]
 
*[[RTL3 Speaker repair]]
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*[[Single Shot heater control]]
 
*[[Structured wiring system]]
 
*[[Structured wiring system]]
 
*[[Surface wiring tips]]
 
*[[Surface wiring tips]]
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*[[Face frame cupboard]]
 
*[[Face frame cupboard]]
 
*[[Garden bench]]
 
*[[Garden bench]]
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*[[Garden Chairs - Template aided construction]]
 
*[[Knockdown free standing shelf]]
 
*[[Knockdown free standing shelf]]
 
*[[Large Octagonal garden table]]
 
*[[Large Octagonal garden table]]
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*[[Small bookcase]]
 
*[[Small bookcase]]
 
*[[Spice rack]]
 
*[[Spice rack]]
*[[Template aided construction]]
 
 
*[[Traditional wooden stepping stool]]
 
*[[Traditional wooden stepping stool]]
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*[[Wicker chair rattan replacement]]
  
 
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*[[Cut String Stairs]]
 
*[[Cut String Stairs]]
 
*[[Custom dado router jig]]
 
*[[Custom dado router jig]]
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*[[DIY Loft conversion|DIY Loft Conversion]]
 
*[[Edge drilling jig]]
 
*[[Edge drilling jig]]
 
*[[Floating shelf]]
 
*[[Floating shelf]]
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*[[Making a framed ledge and brace door]]
 
*[[Making a framed ledge and brace door]]
 
*[[Making an exterior door frame]]
 
*[[Making an exterior door frame]]
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*[[Masonry cutting sawbench]]
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*[[Metal handrails for garden steps]]
 
*[[Planer knife sharpening jig‎‎]]
 
*[[Planer knife sharpening jig‎‎]]
 
*[[Raised flower beds]]
 
*[[Raised flower beds]]
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*[[Roof construction]]
 
*[[Roof construction]]
 
*[[Routerboard]]
 
*[[Routerboard]]
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*[[Router inlay jig]]
 
*[[Sawboard]]
 
*[[Sawboard]]
 
*[[Scribed Joints]]
 
*[[Scribed Joints]]
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*[[Stud wall]]
 
*[[Stud wall]]
 
*[[Swimming Pool Steps]]
 
*[[Swimming Pool Steps]]
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*[[The never ending patio rebuild]]
 
*[[The secret diary of a bathroom refurbishment]]
 
*[[The secret diary of a bathroom refurbishment]]
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*[[Uphill opening gate]]
 
*[[Wedged joint]]
 
*[[Wedged joint]]
 
*[[Wedges]]
 
*[[Wedges]]
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'''Plumbing & Heating Systems'''
 
'''Plumbing & Heating Systems'''
  
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*[[British Gas WR1 Wireless System / Thermostat not talking to its receiver|British Gas WR1 Wireless System]]
 
*[[Central heating flushing]]
 
*[[Central heating flushing]]
 
*[[Compression fitting]]
 
*[[Compression fitting]]
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*[[Gas pipe sizing]]
 
*[[Gas units]]
 
*[[Gas units]]
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*[[Honeywell CM927 LCD Screen Failure]]
 
*[[Installing a concealed shower mixer valve (retrofit)]]
 
*[[Installing a concealed shower mixer valve (retrofit)]]
 
*[[Sizing a hot water cylinder]]
 
*[[Sizing a hot water cylinder]]
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'''Tools'''
 
'''Tools'''
  
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*[[Angle grinder|Angle Grinder]]
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*[[Biscuit Jointer]]
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*[[Buying power tools]]
 
*[[Impact driver]]
 
*[[Impact driver]]
*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement]]
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*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature]]
*[http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/powertools Power Tool FAQ]
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*[[Nailer]]
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*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Replacement]]
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*[[The power tool FAQ|Power Tool FAQ]]
 
*[[SDS Drill]]
 
*[[SDS Drill]]
 
*[[Unisaw out feed table]]
 
*[[Unisaw out feed table]]
 
*[[Wall chaser]]
 
*[[Wall chaser]]
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'''Unclassified'''
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*[[Angle Grinder Woodwork Test]]
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*[[DIY eBike Conversion]]
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*[[DIY Nosh, Hot 'n' Fruity Chilli Con Carne]]
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*[[DIY Personal Video Recorder (PVR)]]
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*[[Formula examples]]
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*[[Home owners hub]]
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*[[Inline Sanding Hack]]
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*[[Kerf bending steel]]
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*[[Wacom tablet upgrade - serial to USB]]
  
 
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File:BagpipeCornerShowerBath.jpg
 
File:BagpipeCornerShowerBath.jpg
 
File:EnsuiteShowerInContext.jpg
 
File:EnsuiteShowerInContext.jpg
File:Table_Complete_on_Patio.jpg
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File:Table Complete on Patio.jpg
 
File:FinishedChair.jpeg
 
File:FinishedChair.jpeg
 
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File:InlayJigSetupAndTemplate.jpg
 
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File:PPArchInPlace2.jpg
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File:WacomPCB.jpg
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File:HandrailScrollDetailPainted.jpg|alt=Handrail metalwork
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File:FixedRattanChairCloseup.jpg
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File:EBikeComplete.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>

Revision as of 01:51, 20 January 2022

I am an engineer by trade, specialising mostly in software (but like playing with the hardware as well). I work for a software engineering and IT services company Internode Ltd which a friend and I started back in 1991, so I have spent most of my adult life working for myself in one way or another. I have done lots of work on embedded control systems, avionics and defence projects, real time systems, and lots of stuff on communications protocols and data networks. Later I did stuff with financial services software, and helped put together the back end code for some commercial web sites that support financial advisers and related occupations. More recently, lots of business process automation, and management information systems.

My interests in DIY probably stem from every budding engineer's desire to take everything apart and work out what makes it tick (at least these days I often stick it back together again!) I have always been happy to "have a go" and dabble with many DIY tasks, but house ownership, and a growing family have pushed me to take on bigger and more stretching projects and helped further develop confidence. These have including building a workshop, fitting kitchens and bathrooms, house rewires, and a partly DIYed loft conversion. I also like to design and build bespoke furniture.

I would like to say a big thank you to the regulars on the uk.d-i-y usenet group, from whom I have learnt a great deal and continue to do so. I am also fortunate to have a retired time served joiner and builder as a friend, with whom I have ended working on a number of occasions. So I can pass on a few tricks of the trade learnt from an old hand. We managed to get roped into a number of each others projects over the years. All of which can make a welcome change from sitting in front of a screen pushing buttons.

I enjoy creative writing, so I find knocking up sections for the uk.d-i-y FAQ or the wiki can be quite therapeutic.

Articles that I have either authored or had a significant input into include:

Electrical Articles

Furniture projects

General Building

Plumbing & Heating Systems

Hints and Tips

Humour

Tools

Unclassified

Picture links to furniture and build projects

Click the thumbnail for a larger version. Then see the File Usage section for a link to the main article about the project.