Hey team! My name is David. I live on a small rural property on the Central Coast of NSW, so am blessed to have a little space to create and dabble in DIY. I'm currently in the process of building myself a little home made workshed to keep some woodworking tools. My interest is in woodwork and timber DIY, so am really keen to be part of this community and see what others are doing. I'm especially interested to hear of the experiences of others regarding power tools - I'm just starting to gather my collection, so over time I might post a few questions about what people have found regarding different types.
Sorry, but I call a BBQ Snag on white bread a Diabetes Type 2 burger. Whilst I applaud Bunnings support of local community groups, as a nation we have got to address the message we are sending our kids about healthy eating choices. I'm calling on Bunnings to lead the way in at least encouraging your patrons at the Sausage Sizzles to have healthy options available - water not soft drink, wholemeal bread or buns.
Welcome to Workshop @DIYJohn. It's great to have you join us. I'm sure you have a lot of expertise and knowledge you can share with the community.
Looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon.
Welcome to the Workshop community David (@petersd) and many thanks for introducing yourself.
I'm sure many community members will be envious of your workshed. Perhaps you could share some photos of the project.
I would also encourage you to start a new discussion about selecting power tools. I'm sure it would be a popular conversation of interest to a lot of community members.
Hello world of DIY
I'm Ron, and after leaving school I trained as an Electrician, but gave that away after finishing my apprenticeship in 1976 to go driving trains.
I like to tinker in the shed but the wife and I have just built a new home and there is no room for a decent shed now, just a 2.6 by 3 Metre "tinny" for storage, so projects are going to be severly curtailed.
My main hobby is Amateur Radio and this has changed so much over the years mainly due to the Internet but it is staying ahead of what the can be done on the Internet and it is pleasing to see people still coming in to the hobby.
There is still plenty to do around the house, gardens to establish, decking, retaining walls to be built so I am looking forward to hearing from anyone that can offer good advice on what can be done to convert this war zone in to something pleasing to look at.
Thanks for admitting me to the DIY community.
Hi Ron (@Jethro0432)
Congratulations on the new house. I'm sure there are many projects still to do and that the Workshop community will be keen to share their ideas and advice along the way as you turn it into your home. A very warm welcome to you. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your posts soon.
Many thanks for sharing your story. I'm sure your family and wider community have had a very tough six months, and that there is plenty of work still to be done. Glad to see you have been getting the support you need.
Thanks for joining Workshop and let me extend a very warm welcome to you. Please post again soon. There are lots of great discussions to join, and of course you should feel free to start your own discussion topics anytime. We'd love to hear about your projects.
Hi All, my name is Damian, I live in Bendigo in a recently built house of my own design, I'm a civil engineer and work mostly in our company's office in Bendigo, but also regularly get out to job sites all over Aussie and NZ. I like to dabble in DIY projects quite a bit (when I've got time that is, which isn't overly abundant with a 20 month old boy and another due soon). I have completed a few projects recently, being a fixed louvre sunshade for the northern side of the house, a large plemet to hide roller blind mechanisms and curtain track on a corner stacking sliding door, installed an automated (i.e. net connected) watering system in the backyard, landscaped the backyard, built deck/timber pathway and have mostly completed landscaping in front yard, built a hall table, built stacked stone clad bar with a timber slab top in the rumpus room (still need to do shelving on the wall behind the bar), built a small shade house for my partners orchids, and finally built a cat run along the side of the house.
Still many project to do around the house and more keep getting added, but it'll be good to read other people's experiences with DIY and maybe provided some advice to others, if I've got anything to add. Thanks for setting this up!
Oh and @Jason, and it's just a 'snag', the bread is implied!
Many thanks for introducing yourself @RipVanCutter. Thank you for joining the community. I hope you find Workshop to be the source of many great project ideas and plenty of useful information. I'm sure the community also looks forward to seeing your projects come to fruition and celebrating your achievements with you.
Please post again soon.