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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:32 am 
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Hi, I am a teacher. No, not the class type teacher in a school but 1-to-1 with Uni students.

When I was a kid my dad used to say, "You cant do that, let me do it". It was a self-fullfilling prophecy becasue now I am DIY disabled (as officially recognised by government disablity legislation) apparently it enables me to free advice on here, so that's good.

Now, how is it you change a light bulb...


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Hi,

A warm welcome to UHM dennis the menace; changing a light bulb is a good place to start but not by sticking fingers into the socket to test if its live. :welcomeuhm:

How many kids grew up into adults unable to knock a nail in just because as you say they were told they couldn't do that? :cb

Bron and I met a wood-turner in a timber yard near Ripon many years ago he being in a wheelchair; he was sorting through piles of heavy oak and when I offered assistance he thanked me saying he was used to doing this; later I learnt he was a woodturning instructor; what a credit to him being so disabled but ignoring his disability to get on with his life; true inspiration. :salute:

http://www.wheelchairwoodturners.org.uk/

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Welcome along :thumbright:

I know where you are coming from, as a child we lived in a council house and apart from decorating every so often my dad didn't do much DIY and therefore it wasn't until I was married that I was thrown in the deep end.
I have learnt much and as a result of the good people on here I am still learning, but the one thing I have learnt that stays with me is this ' if you have a question that remains unanswered, you will remain ignorant only until the question is answered '.
You can feel free to ask many questions on here without the fear of someone making a sarcastic comment about lack of knowledge.

I love this forum :huray:

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Hello and... :welcomeuhm:

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Hi... Trust me they guys or girls like to share their knowledge.

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:welcomeuhm: What part of sunny manchester you from ? Im just in Stockport.


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dennis the menace wrote:
Hi, I am a teacher. No, not the class type teacher in a school but 1-to-1 with Uni students.

When I was a kid my dad used to say, "You cant do that, let me do it". It was a self-fullfilling prophecy becasue now I am DIY disabled (as officially recognised by government disablity legislation) apparently it enables me to free advice on here, so that's good.

Now, how is it you change a light bulb...


With difficulty unless you can transform the wheelchair into a scissor lift :lol:

On the other hand if you fancy a game of snooker, No problems.

http://www.worldsnooker.com/wpbsa-launc ... d-snooker/


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