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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.  
 
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 [http://www.internode.co.uk/loft/ DIYed loft conversion]. I also like to design and build bespoke furniture.  
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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 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 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.  
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*[[Calculating A Cable Size]]
 
*[[Calculating A Cable Size]]
 
*[[Changing a consumer unit]]
 
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*[[Choosing a plug fuse]]
 
*[[Consumer Units]]
 
*[[Consumer Units]]
 
*[[Current activated switch]]
 
*[[Current activated switch]]
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*[[Electronics repair]]
 
*[[Electronics repair]]
 
*[[Extractor fan wiring]]
 
*[[Extractor fan wiring]]
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*[[Finding damaged cables]]
 
*[[Floor socket installation]]
 
*[[Floor socket installation]]
 
*[[Halogen Lighting]]
 
*[[Halogen Lighting]]
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*[[Coffee table - Limbert style]]
 
*[[Coffee table - Limbert style]]
 
*[[Desk bookshelf]]
 
*[[Desk bookshelf]]
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*[[Desktop apothecary drawers and shelf]]
 
*[[Dining chair - cushion replacement]]
 
*[[Dining chair - cushion replacement]]
 
*[[Dovecot / Bird house build]]
 
*[[Dovecot / Bird house build]]
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*[[Oak Drawer Organiser]]
 
*[[Oak Drawer Organiser]]
 
*[[Ornate shelf]]
 
*[[Ornate shelf]]
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*[[Phone stand and desk tidy]]
 
*[[Portable Wine Rack]]
 
*[[Portable Wine Rack]]
 
*[[Small bookcase]]
 
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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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'''Tools'''
 
'''Tools'''
  
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*[[Angle grinder|Angle Grinder]]
 
*[[Biscuit Jointer]]
 
*[[Biscuit Jointer]]
 
*[[Buying power tools]]
 
*[[Buying power tools]]
*[[DIY eBike Conversion]]
 
 
*[[Impact driver]]
 
*[[Impact driver]]
 
*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature]]
 
*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature]]
 
*[[Nailer]]
 
*[[Nailer]]
 
*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Replacement]]
 
*[[Makita HR2450 SDS Drill Armature Replacement|Replacement]]
*[http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/powertools Power Tool FAQ]
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*[[The power tool FAQ|Power Tool FAQ]]
 
*[[SDS Drill]]
 
*[[SDS Drill]]
 
*[[Unisaw out feed table]]
 
*[[Unisaw out feed table]]
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'''Unclassified'''
 
'''Unclassified'''
  
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*[[Angle Grinder precision engineering (not!)]]
 
*[[Angle Grinder Woodwork Test]]
 
*[[Angle Grinder Woodwork Test]]
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*[[DIY eBike Conversion]]
 
*[[DIY Nosh, Hot 'n' Fruity Chilli Con Carne]]
 
*[[DIY Nosh, Hot 'n' Fruity Chilli Con Carne]]
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*[[DIY Nosh, Fragrant Ginger Chicken]]
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*[[DIY Personal Video Recorder (PVR)]]
 
*[[Formula examples]]
 
*[[Formula examples]]
 
*[[Home owners hub]]
 
*[[Home owners hub]]
 
*[[Inline Sanding Hack]]
 
*[[Inline Sanding Hack]]
 
*[[Kerf bending steel]]
 
*[[Kerf bending steel]]
*[[DIY Personal Video Recorder (PVR)]]
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*[[Lawnflite 703 Autodrive blade clutch replacement]]
 
*[[Wacom tablet upgrade - serial to USB]]
 
*[[Wacom tablet upgrade - serial to USB]]
  
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<gallery mode="packed">
 
<gallery mode="packed">
 
File:OakSpiceRack.jpg
 
File:OakSpiceRack.jpg
File:SpiceRackFullyLoaded.jpg
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File:SpiceRackFullyLoaded.jpg|[[Spice rack]]
File:StudyUnitCompleted.jpg
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File:StudyUnitCompleted.jpg|[[Bedroom study unit]]
 
File:DrawersLoadedAndInUse.jpg
 
File:DrawersLoadedAndInUse.jpg
File:CompletedAVUnit.jpg
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File:CompletedAVUnit.jpg|[[Built in media centre]]
File:OfficeBuiltInPlace.jpg
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File:OfficeBuiltInPlace.jpg|[[Built in office furniture]]
File:CDandDVDRack.jpg
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File:CDandDVDRack.jpg|[[Built in office furniture#CD and DVD rack|Wall mounted CD/DVD Rack]]
 
File:CabClockOverview.jpg
 
File:CabClockOverview.jpg
File:CabClockPartyTrick.jpg
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File:CabClockPartyTrick.jpg|[[Cabinet clock]]
File:ChessDrawerFeltLining.jpg
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File:ChessDrawerFeltLining.jpg|[[Chess Board]]
 
File:ChessDrawerFrontDetail.jpg
 
File:ChessDrawerFrontDetail.jpg
File:StartFillingBookcase.jpg
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File:StartFillingBookcase.jpg|[[Classic large bookcase and cupboard| Classic large bookcase]]
 
File:ArchitechturalColumns.jpg
 
File:ArchitechturalColumns.jpg
File:FinishedCoffeeTable1.jpg
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File:FinishedCoffeeTable1.jpg|[[Coffee table - Limbert style]]
File:FinishedStepStool.jpg
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File:FinishedStepStool.jpg|[[Traditional wooden stepping stool]]
File:Dovecot2.jpg
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File:Dovecot2.jpg|[[Dovecot / Bird house build]]
File:RTL3ModificationComplete.jpg
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File:RTL3ModificationComplete.jpg|[[RTL3 Speaker repair]]
File:FLBDoorExampleInside.jpg
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File:FLBDoorExampleInside.jpg|[[Making a framed ledge and brace door]]
File:FaceFrameCupboardComplete.jpg
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File:FaceFrameCupboardComplete.jpg|[[Face frame cupboard]]
File:ButterflyBenchNoFinish2.jpg
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File:ButterflyBenchNoFinish2.jpg|[[Garden bench]]
File:FWWAdirondakChair.jpg
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File:FWWAdirondakChair.jpg|Prototype Adirondak Chair
File:HorseBenchNoFinish2.jpg
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File:HorseBenchNoFinish2.jpg|[[Garden bench]]
File:MiniShelfRackWithMag1.jpg
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File:MiniShelfRackWithMag1.jpg|[[Mini bookcase]]
File:CompledCabin.jpg
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File:CompledCabin.jpg|[[Building a log cabin]]
File:CompletedPoolSteps.jpg
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File:CompletedPoolSteps.jpg|[[Swimming Pool Steps]]
File:OakDrawerLinerTray.jpg
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File:OakDrawerLinerTray.jpg|[[Oak Drawer Organiser]]
File:DecorShelfComplete.jpg
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File:DecorShelfComplete.jpg|[[Ornate shelf]]
File:PortableWineRack3.jpg
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File:PortableWineRack3.jpg|[[Portable Wine Rack]]
 
File:Bc thumb.jpg
 
File:Bc thumb.jpg
File:Bc fininshed.jpg
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File:Bc fininshed.jpg|[[Small bookcase]]
File:NapkinHolderEmpty.jpg
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File:NapkinHolderEmpty.jpg|[[Napkin holder]]
 
File:LibraryChairSitPosition.jpg
 
File:LibraryChairSitPosition.jpg
File:LibraryChairLadderPosition.jpg
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File:LibraryChairLadderPosition.jpg|[[Library chair]]
 
File:EnsuiteComplete1.jpg
 
File:EnsuiteComplete1.jpg
File:BagpipeCornerShowerBath.jpg
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File:BagpipeCornerShowerBath.jpg|[[The secret diary of a bathroom refurbishment| Bathroom Refurb]]
 
File:EnsuiteShowerInContext.jpg
 
File:EnsuiteShowerInContext.jpg
File:Table Complete on Patio.jpg
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File:Table Complete on Patio.jpg|[[Large Octagonal garden table]]
File:FinishedChair.jpeg
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File:FinishedChair.jpeg|[[Garden Chairs - Template aided construction| Template built chairs]]
File:InlayJigSetupAndTemplate.jpg
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File:InlayJigSetupAndTemplate.jpg|[[Router inlay jig]]
File:PPArchInPlace2.jpg
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File:PPArchInPlace2.jpg|[[The never ending patio rebuild]]
File:WacomPCB.jpg
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File:WacomPCB.jpg|[[Wacom tablet upgrade - serial to USB]]
File:HandrailScrollDetailPainted.jpg|alt=Handrail metalwork
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File:HandrailScrollDetailPainted.jpg|alt=Handrail metalwork|[[Metal handrails for garden steps]]
File:FixedRattanChairCloseup.jpg
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File:FixedRattanChairCloseup.jpg|[[Wicker chair rattan replacement]]
File:EBikeComplete.jpg
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File:EBikeComplete.jpg|[[DIY eBike Conversion]]
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File:LofCovRemovingHipEnd.jpg|[[DIY Loft conversion]]
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File:DeskShelf2InUse.jpg|[[Desktop apothecary drawers and shelf|Apothecary drawers & shelf]]
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File:DeskOrganizerOnDesk.jpg|[[Phone stand and desk tidy]]
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File:PulseGenConnectedToScope1.jpg|[[Finding damaged cables|Using TDR to find where a cable is broken]]
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File:LawnfliteBladeClutch.jpg|[[Lawnflite 703 Autodrive blade clutch replacement|Mower clutch replacement]]
 
</gallery>
 
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Latest revision as of 15:32, 27 June 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.