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Proper Job

Loves to learn new things and make stuff...properly

Hobbies

We call them power drills but that is a hangover from grandad’s day when hand cranked drills were still in common use. Some people (woodworkers mostly) still use those little hand powered drills for fine quality work, but to those artisans I say, “thanks for keeping the old ways going

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Hobbies

Anyone who has a hobby of building websites eventually needs a list of things within easy reach, without any formatting attached. We need these lists to check our code with (especially when building arrays).  So, this is really just a page to make my life a little easier. If it

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Embossing metal
Hobbies

Here are some of my first experiments with embossing on thin metal sheet. I actually used an aluminium soda can. I wanted to give it a try because there are no fancy tools needed to get started. You really do have everything you need lying around the house. Firstly using

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FixingGardening

These flexible  plastic trugs are everywhere these days and no wonder. They are really useful, not expensive, easy to clean, come in lots of sizes, are hard wearing and can be bought in a range of bright colours. We use them in the garden and for bringing in logs to

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Hyundai petrol lawn mower
Gardening

Plug in the mower and push it up and down the garden. If that was all there was too mowing the lawn we would all have gardens that looked like the middle of Lords Cricket Ground. But, most of us have scrappy patches of earth with grass that looks a

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Home brewing

It takes just days to make, tastes wonderful and can run from very mildly alcoholic to fully fledged party drink. Here’s how to make a gallon (8 pints) of your own elderflower fizz.  Equipment Firstly you will need some simple equipment: A bucket or large food grade container that will

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wood stove
Fixing

The glass of our Stovax 4 has cracked.  Thankfully the task of changing the glass is an easy one that anybody can do. Go online and order a new glass pane and while you are at it, you can replace the rope seals as well if they are fraying. Lift

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build a website
BusinessHobbies

Ah, the word “properly”, there is the thing. What counts as a’proper’ website anyway? We asked Chris Brown from Immedia Creative, a U.K. Design agency. “When it comes to websites, doing it properly is really about providing the visitors to your website with the best possible experience. That doesn’t have

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how to make cherry brandy
Home brewing

Our morello cherry bush produces many hundreds of cherries each year. By turning them into cherry brandy we are able to make Christmas gifts that taste delicious and are highly valued by our friends. Cherry Brandy Ingredients Aside from the cherries themselves, the only other ingredients are Vodka, water and

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lanterns
Gardening

Here is a quick tip for getting a good effect from candles in the garden. It is best summed up by saying “when it comes to candles more is better”. Take a look at the photo. I saw this the other day at a very nice hotel close to our

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