Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Reviving the Do-it-Yourself Culture

Any man or woman in the house who can pass the proficiency test of do-it-yourself deserves the titles man-of-all-trades and man-for-all-seasons.

Dr Abe V Rotor

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PPractical tool; shop tools

Picture a man-in-the-house. Name the many roles he plays. Or she plays.

He wears an overall, a baseball cap, a pair of working gloves, and eye protector. A tool harness around his waist hang some basic tools and materials, like screwdriver and pliers. And with today's portable mechanized tools, he can weld, paint, make toys, assemble cabinets, repair and redesign almost anything in the house, garage and garden.

Welcome back to the do-it-yourself culture.

A. Parts and fixtures of the house most often need fixing.
1. Lights
2. Roof
3. Wall
4. Window
5. Gate and doors
6. Wall and table clock
7. Door knob and locks
8. Bookshelves and cabinets
9. Fence
10. Garage
11. Chair, bench and table
12. Playground fixtures
13. Working area
14. Fa├žade, veranda
15. Garden
16. Sidewalk and path walk
17. Doghouse
18. Glass pane, skylight
19. Floor
20. Stairs

B. Major causes of damage, or reasons to renovate
1. Termite and fungus
2. Typhoon
3. Heat and cold
4. Obsolescence
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 and organize
16. Healthier environment
17. Global warming, pollution
18. Laws and regulation
19. Taste, aesthetics
20. Modernize

C. Common tools and equipment
1. Handy tools: saw, hammer, chisel, crowbar, cutter, tucker, puncher, file, metal saw
2. Cutting tools: bolo and knives, saw (keyhole, crosscut, miter)
3. Metal shear, scissor, sinsil (concrete chisel), cutters, pliers, cutter pliers
4. Plumbing tools
5. Car and garage tools
6. Kitchen tools
7. Grinder and sharpener
8. Solder, glue gun,
9. Riveter
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, plumb bob. try square, lever

Accessory tools and equipment
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

D. Skills and Training
1. Vocational Courses
2. Elementary Industrial Arts
3. Hobby
4. Entrepreneurial
5. Books and catalogs
6. Shows and exhibits
7. Malls and hardware
8. Growing up with tools
9. Learn from the expert
10. Apprenticeship
11. Clubs and associations
12. Modeling (sand table, school project)
13. Lecture-Workshops
14. Self-study and practice
15. Internet

E. Advantages and benefits
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.”

Home made food products

Any man or woman in the house who can pass the proficiency test of do-it-yourself deserves the titles man-of-all-trades and man-for-all-seasons.

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