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What sort of DIY do you do?

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by bugbear, Nov 2, 2018.


What sort of DIY do you do?

  1. Repair

  2. Upgrade/Tweak

  3. Build from other people's designs

  4. Build from own designs

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. bugbear

    bugbear pfm Member

    Reading some of the recent threads on mending nineties Amps...

    A question occurred to me, which I present as a poll.

  2. mark121211

    mark121211 pfm Member

    Where is the 5th option (all of the above)?
  3. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    How about 'none of the above' ?
    Tarzan likes this.
  4. bugbear

    bugbear pfm Member

    I did set the poll to allow clicking more than 1 option :)

  5. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Much of my diy involves classic computing
  6. mega lord

    mega lord Centre tapped

    I voted for all of them except repairs. And I hope it stays that way ;)
  7. bugbear

    bugbear pfm Member

    Valve, transistor, or IC era?

  8. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    All sorts, I belong to the shedders at the Jim Austin collection when I can get down and also fiddle at home I have an N8VEM a DEC most of the TRS80’s apple2 bbc b, Archimedes , c64 and some exotic 6809 card based stuff. I’m currently rebuilding a terminal with a mega Arduino doing the keyboard decoding and a raspi emulating a model 1 with a little sync separator to give h and v sync to drive the somewhat ancient video board.

    bugbear likes this.
  9. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Strip paint
    Put on paint
    Strip Wallpaper
    Put up wallpaper
    Lay floors
    Simple plumbing

    No electronics whatsoever
  10. wyjsar

    wyjsar Nothing but heart

    If there's a chance to use a powerdrill then I'm there. Bosch!
  11. Tarzan

    Tarzan pfm Member

    Do very basic DIY-The Duchess does not let me near DIY which is a touch.:D
  12. 337alant

    337alant Negatively Biased

    Where possible I repair, upgrade Build from scratch and restore all my audio equipment, class this as my hobby.
    All home plumbing and electrical installation, joinery, tiling and building work.
    All welding and fabrication
    Mechanical repairs and servicing of my cars and mechanical equipment and machinary
    Will try and fix anything before I throw it away or replace it
    And I love cooking :D
    Barrymagrec likes this.
  13. Yomanze

    Yomanze pfm Member

    I roll my own cigarettes.

    On a more serious note, I tweak, or build DIY designs based on PCBs or schematics. I quite enjoy soldering and sourcing components, it's the easy bit.
  14. S-Man

    S-Man Kinkless Tetrode Admirer

    I like to think of my system as 100% DIY, however that depends on what level of detail you go down to e.g. I haven't built my own drive units or electronic components. :)
    Most are published designs but some are my own design. I quite enjoy doing pcb designs.
    Sometimes I buy boards off ebay and build something different on them e.g. I built a phono stage on a tone-control pcb. So I suppose that could be called modding. OTOH I long ago gave up adding fancy parts to commercial equipment, as I found that the well designed stuff was hard to genuinely improve and the crap stuff needed totally reworking. It's easier to build from scratch.

    I don't generally repair stuff because I don't buy commercial hifi. However, friends bring all sorts of junk round for me to fix :(
  15. Chops54

    Chops54 pfm Member

    I can f--- fight and ride a bike!
  16. wylton

    wylton pfm Member

    Built loads of Avondale stuff', TPX1's/Multicaps, Stage one phono pre-amp, ZAP250 and a nice little amp based on an old Naim NAP120, using the case and the original transformer and one of Les W's NAP110 PSU upgrade modules. Renovated a couple of turntables too (Michell Hydraulic Reference and a Lenco 88).

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