Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reviving the Do-it-Yourself Culture - A Framework Guide

Abe Rotor and Melly Tenorio
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid DZRB 7738 KHz AM

Advantages, benefits of do-it-yourself culture

1. Wholesome hobby and pastime
2. Teaching children the culture of do-it-yourself
3. Hones talents, creativity
4. Savings
5. Earning and profits
6. Aesthetics and ergonomics
7. Safety and convenience
8. Health and exercise
9. Recycling, repair, restore
10. “Skill is a lifetime, a heritage too.”

A. Parts and fixtures of the house most often require fixing.

1. Lights
2. Roof
3. Door knob and locks
4. Bookshelves and Cabinets ,
5. Gate and doors
6. Wall and table clock
7. Wall
8. Window
9. Fence
10. Garage
11. Chair, bench and table
12. Playground fixtures
13. Working area
14. Façade, frontage
15. Garden
16. Sidewalk and path walk
17. Doghouse
18. Glass pane, skylight
19. Floor
20. Stairs

B. Major causes of damage or need to renovate
1. Termite and fungus
2. Typhoon
3. Heat and cold
4. Obsolesce
5. Wear and tear
6. Defective make or construction
7. Poor/substandard materials
8. Expanding family/Children have grown up
9. Business/office
10. Retirement home
11. Kids’ home (children and grandchildren)
12. Refurbish, remodel, decorate
13. Accident caused/accident prevention
14. Energy conservation
15. Simplify
16. Healthier environment
17. Global warming, pollution
18. Laws and regulation
19. Taste, aesthetics
20. Modernize

C. Common Tools and Equipment to use
1. Handy tools: saw, hammer, chisel, plumb bob. try square, lever, crowbar, cutter, tacker, puncher, file, lagaring bakal,
2. Cutting tools: bolos and knives, saw,
3. Metal shear, scissor, sinsil, cutters, plier, cutter pliers
4. Plumbing tools
5. Car and garage tools
6. Kitchen tools
7. Grinder and sharpener
8. Soldering, glue gun,
9. Riveting
10. Gardening tools
11. Welding
12. Electrical
13. Electronic tools
14. Mechanized tool: drill, planer, sander
15. Finishing: air compressor and painting
16. Sewing machine
17. Crowbar, spade, rake, spading fork
18. Wheel burrow, portable cart
19. Ladder
20. Measuring tools: meter. Tape, nibel

Accessories

1. Tool cabinet
2. Working bench
3. Working table
4. Tool bag/box
5. Safety Devices
6. Fire extinguisher
7. First Aid
8. Exhaust fan
9. Organizer
10. Computer

D. Skills and Training
1. Vocational Courses
2. Elementary Industrial Arts
3. Deep interest/hobby
4. Entrepreneurial
5. Books and Catalogues
6. Shows and exhibits
7. Malls and hardware
8. Growing up with tools
9. Getting an expert – be the “piyon”
10. Apprenticeship
11. Clubs and associations
12. Modeling (sand table, school project)
13. Lecture-Workshops
14. Self-study and practice; practice makes perfect
15. Internet

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