Guiding Principles


  • Never throw anything out- you’ll need it one day, sonny jim.
  • Being a practical and useful person is a worthwhile achievement
  • Encourage curiosity, wonder and other cheap thrills as the origins of imaginative problem solving.
  • Useful and everyday things contain their own beauty.
  • Without a grasp of the principles of mechanical advantage – the lever, the pulley, the screw, the inclined plane and wedge and the wheel and axle – we’re stuffed.
  • You can never have too many tools.
  • I said put that down!
  • A big mess in the shed or the backyard is only a problem for those without a clue.guiding-principles.pngguiding-principles.png
  • Reticence, mumbling and disorganisation are the signs of a deep and enquiring mind.
  • Good ideas are precious beyond rubies but if not shared freely are as useless as tits on a bull.
  • And leave something for the next bloke.