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Handy Or What? [Oct. 7th, 2005|10:32 am]
Tony Grist
Yesterday I assembled a flat-pack book case.

Then Joe came to me and asked me to help him put his bed together.

Finally I fixed a set of shelves to the wall. I'm telling you people- this involved the use of an electric drill!

Oh yeah- and Joe splashed paint over one of his CDs and threw it in the bin. "Don't do that," I said, "give it me here." He retrieved it from the bin and I ran it under the tap and it came up good as new.

Respect!

I am polydextrous Poliphilo- master of the material world.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-10-07 02:51 am (UTC)
I put a shelf on the wall behind my bed a few months ago. It held up for several weeks, then as soon as I let my guard down it fell off in the middle of the night with a hellish amount of noise.

Last weekend I reaffixed it to a different wall with different screws, and I'm keeping a close eye on it.

I bought a cordless drill recently. Can't imagine how I lived for all those years without making holes in the walls.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 03:13 am (UTC)
Our shelf is still there......

And counting......

A cordless drill would be good. I was down on my hands and knees under the computer table looking for somewhere to plug mine in.

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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-10-07 07:55 am (UTC)
I actually wanted a hand drill, being scared of power tools, but nowhere seemed to sell them and the cordless one was a cheap-as-chips £15.
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2005-10-07 03:04 am (UTC)
Did you use mollies (pardon the pun) when you drill into the supporting studs, so your shelves will stay up and not pull out of the wall?

Hey, Tony, good work. But I respect you anyway...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 03:16 am (UTC)
I think I used mollies.

Let me explain. I used some things called rawlplugs, which I believe are the same.

"Two nations separated by a common language", huh?
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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2005-10-07 06:09 am (UTC)
Yes. My parents are both VERY handy. My landlord is not. When I have a problem with 'that kind of stuff' I call either my Dad or Mom. I'm not so bad myself...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 07:15 am (UTC)
I find I can do more than I think I can...
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2005-10-07 07:28 am (UTC)
I ran it under the tap and it came up good as new.

Let's hear it for Water(TM), the wonder solvent that you can drink between meals...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 10:07 am (UTC)
Spread the word.....
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[User Picture]From: jubal51394
2005-10-07 08:15 am (UTC)

Tis a gift!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 10:06 am (UTC)

Re: Tis a gift!

Aaah- lovely!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-07 12:09 pm (UTC)
Marvel at my many-sidedness!
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-10-09 11:35 am (UTC)
O Drillmaster!

A deep bow and kow-tow.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-09 12:12 pm (UTC)
My labours have exhausted me. I don't suppose I'll pick that drill up again for another 12 months (at least.)
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-10-09 12:17 pm (UTC)
Perhaps one last effort might be to lop off the points of your Walking Woman's high heels.

She'll resent you at first, but later she'll be grateful.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-10-09 12:29 pm (UTC)
It's an idea.

But with my level of skill I'm afraid I'd take off her feet and trouser bottoms as well.

Then she'd be well and truly stuck.

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