I noticed a story published in the Daily Mail earlier in the week in which Bunnings D.I.Y. expert Graham Ireland shared the most important D.I.Y. skills everyone should know by the time they reach 30.
The list was:
Do you think Graham missed any crucial D.I.Y. skills that everyone should know? What are the D.I.Y. skills you think you use the most often?
Let us know by replying below.
LOL...First you need to have the right tools for the required task at hand on the job
Basic tool kit + Specialised Tools
1.Bosch Laser Set out measuring, Bluetooth, Mobiles
2.Decorating, Preparation, Wallpapering, Painting, Tiling Floor Covering, cleaning
3.Plastering, Dry Walling
6.Timber carpentry, Fittings, Fixings, Connectors
7.Metal Working, Roofing,Gutters, Steel beams
8 Plumbing, Drainage,Storm water, Heating
10.Electrical, Lighting, Testing
11. Power tools
12. Ladders, props, holding, access equipment, safety equipment
the guys came back to the workshop 3 times today
"....because they didn't have the right tools with them?"
I agree with knowledge and information, Unfortunately, telling them ( Gen Y) they will never afford a house, to compost your scraps, grow your own food on a balcony would be driving that generation to depression. OT, growing up I was told I could try/do/be anything, at school I was in awe of the Apollo missions.
Where are today's role models the likes of Armstrong,Aldrin & Collins ?
I should have said there are plenty of role models here of all ages on the Workshop community. There's some wonderful examples of young people doing amazing things in our member profile stories.
Agree @Jason - plenty of role models here and I certainly get the feeling people benefit a lot from this community...beyond just DIY tips.
The likes of Armstrong, Aldrin and Colllins have inspired the next generation of role models such as Branson and Musk as well as the youngsters on a mission to change our world like Boyan Slat.