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Skills sharing
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:27:28 am »
Would people be interested in a weekend of skills sharing and if so, what would you like to learn or bring to the party.
Just throwing this out there for discussion. :)
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 08:30:47 am »
I'd be happy to leech on the skillz of the YACF massive for almost anything.   Wheelbuilding is always in very high demand.

Not sure what I could offer of any real practicality other than sitting in the corner knocking out Wills and Powers of Attorney...

Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 08:34:32 am »
But that is very much the point PB. I can build a wheel but have no idea about a will.
This was just an idea that surfaced at the Rutland meet.
The plan is a social weekend with an opportunity to learn something new.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 09:50:29 am »
I really like the idea of a weekend like this and I'd be interested to participate as both a learner and a teacher of stuff.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 10:34:57 am »
I can turn my hand to lots of things, but I don't neccessarily see them as skills.  :-\
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 10:36:46 am »
I can turn my hand to lots of things, but I don't neccessarily see them as skills.  :-\
+1
I am a sub-prime jack of many trades and master of very few.

Maybe I could do a session on 'algorithmic cake baking chemistry in the outdoors'?

Or maybe not.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2013, 11:01:16 am »
I (Kim and I) really need a will PB - I'd be well up for exchanging on that front ;)

I don't know what my skills are either.  Erm, tech of all trades.  Assistive technology or making normal technology work for people who have either disabilities or apparently minor problems which are difficult.  Computer 101 for newbies especially in the "what do you want" "OK, here's the most similar how to to make it like that".

Erm, distinctly amateur vector graphics noodler - I have no art skillz but I've worked out how to use Inkscape to a reasonable level. 

Maybe I should just volunteer Kim as electrickery and techery of all trades?  She's also really good at explaining tech to people without big words She was explaining Precession to me in explainable ways last night :)

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2013, 11:04:24 am »
I can turn my hand to lots of things, but I don't neccessarily see them as skills.  :-\
+1
I am a sub-prime jack of many trades and master of very few.

+2

Although people say I'm good at teaching what I do know.  Probably because I'm only a couple of steps ahead of them.  ETA: Crosspost with barakta.


Is this going to involve welding?   :demon:
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2013, 11:05:28 am »
I don't know what my skills are either.

We could do BSL 101?  I've got some hands you can borrow...
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2013, 11:14:45 am »
We could do BSL 101? 

I'd be definitely up for that class.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2013, 12:03:28 pm »
Me too!

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2013, 12:10:32 pm »
And this is how the school of everything.com started :-)

I'm in though. Are we thinking a camping trip/weekend away or something we done over the course of the weekend locally?
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2013, 12:31:31 pm »
Ooh, I'd love to learn some basic BSL.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2013, 02:53:50 pm »
I can offer:

Very poor Chinese
Rudimentary Arabic
How to sail and navigate
Setting up Bitcoin wallets

Is that it? After 40 years on the planet I have next to no useful skills. It's depressing that the stuff they pay me handsomely for during the week is so utterly pointless in real life. My word that's a real hint to sort my life out.

Wonderful idea though. Hope it has legs.

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2013, 02:57:16 pm »
A bit of knotting
Simple lashing
Map reading
Bike tinkering


Not much, as Pancho says. Ah well.

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2013, 03:15:15 pm »
I can offer a venue in London if thats of any use.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2013, 03:30:22 pm »
Would definitely love to learn a bit of BSL.

A bit of knotting
Simple lashing
Map reading
Bike tinkering

I'd be up for that too. I was never allowed to be a boy scout :-(

Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2013, 03:49:08 pm »
I suppose I could offer silly bike (Wobblebike & reverse steer) riding...


...and this  :demon::

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 06:11:01 pm »
Can someone make this happen, please!

I've just spoken to the highly skilled Mrs P who would love to come along and teach you lot a thing or two.

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 06:43:28 pm »
I'd be happy to leech on the skillz of the YACF massive for almost anything.   Wheelbuilding is always in very high demand.

Not sure what I could offer of any real practicality other than sitting in the corner knocking out Wills and Powers of Attorney...

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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2013, 06:48:26 pm »
I can do heating & ventilating,air conditioning,suspended ceilings & partitions so could convert your garage into a posh bike room with environmental control.

Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2013, 07:10:55 pm »
I'm possibly in, depending as ever on the when.

Skillz wise i haz a few, not sure what would work for this sort of thing - upholstery? knitting? cooking?

Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2013, 07:12:14 pm »
A bit of knotting
Simple lashing
Map reading
Bike tinkering


Not much, as Pancho says. Ah well.

You could be in demand if some turn up - not for the bikes or the maps, I'm afraid

Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2013, 07:26:01 pm »
Apart from Swedish, all I can think I can offer is a fairly specilised bit of MS Word usage with comments and track changes. Pretty useful when reviewing or editing documents, I spose. Not for a newbie Word user though, as I found out to my cost on a poorly pre-sold session.
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Re: Skills sharing
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2013, 07:34:08 pm »
This is a brilliant idea!

However, I can only offer bike mechanics (which many here know already) and/or drawing and painting. (I'm a qualified mechanic and a Fine Art graduate).

If Mrs E wants to play, there's a possibility of basic textile crafts (spinning and weaving, probably; she's not so confident about knitting and crochet).