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  1. stevo

    Small dodgey wood heater - pledge

    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the moment in our picnic area but I really only use it as a stand for my wok. Gave it a coat of kill rust pot...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the moment in our picnic area but I really only use it as a...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the...

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  2. Graham

    Replacing old stumps on the farm house

    Yeah, and I thought fencing was hard work... :rolleyes: House lifting is another level above :)
    Yeah, and I thought fencing was hard work... :rolleyes: House lifting is another level above :)
    Yeah, and I thought fencing was hard work... :rolleyes: House lifting is another level above :)
    Yeah, and I thought fencing was hard work... :rolleyes: House lifting is another level above :)

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  3. Mark

    One-man petrol Auger vs Manual post hole digger

    That's one silly tradie but at least he did a good job :D Your Grandfather digging a well in his 80's is pretty awesome! Coincidentally, I accidentally ran across a clip on YouTube about a guy hand...
    That's one silly tradie but at least he did a good job :D Your Grandfather digging a well in his 80's is pretty awesome! Coincidentally, I accidentally ran across a clip on YouTube about a guy hand digging his own well in a similar way you described. I've heard it can cost thousands to get it dug...
    That's one silly tradie but at least he did a good job :D Your Grandfather digging a well in his 80's is pretty awesome! Coincidentally, I accidentally ran across a clip on YouTube about a guy hand digging his own well in a similar way you...
    That's one silly tradie but at least he did a good job :D Your Grandfather digging a well in his 80's is pretty awesome! Coincidentally, I accidentally ran across a clip on YouTube about a guy hand...

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  4. Mark

    Chicken pen built into natural landscape

    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut just on dusk so the chickens (and ducks) can let themselves out to free-range and put themselves to bed...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut just on dusk so the chickens (and ducks) can let...
    Yeah totally agree. I'm currently building an outer dog-proof fence and once I get that done I will install my automatic door on the inner pen to open in the mornings at about 9:00 AM and shut...
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  5. Mark

    Dog proof fence for free-range chicken/poultry paddock

    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for...
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for materials etc. Here's the video - it's a bit long... :)
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for materials etc. Here's the video - it's a bit...
    I have made a video detailing how I went about building this fence but I haven't written an article on the blog yet - will do over the next few days and detail a few extra things like costings for...

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  6. Scott Mac

    Chainsaw carpentry

    There's something about wood that ya just can't beat hey. It must be the nature "thing" like bringing the outside inside :dunno:
    There's something about wood that ya just can't beat hey. It must be the nature "thing" like bringing the outside inside :dunno:
    There's something about wood that ya just can't beat hey. It must be the nature "thing" like bringing the outside inside :dunno:
    There's something about wood that ya just can't beat hey. It must be the nature "thing" like bringing the outside inside :dunno:

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  7. Johnm64

    Tip Simple easy tree trunk protector

    That's a great tip :thumbsup: I guess it enables closer mulching to the trunk which would be very useful to keep weeds down (as they always seem to come up in that 30 cm mulch free zone around the tree) and...
    That's a great tip :thumbsup: I guess it enables closer mulching to the trunk which would be very useful to keep weeds down (as they always seem to come up in that 30 cm mulch free zone around the tree) and plus it'd be good for younger trees or newly planted able to mulch nice and close to protect the...
    That's a great tip :thumbsup: I guess it enables closer mulching to the trunk which would be very useful to keep weeds down (as they always seem to come up in that 30 cm mulch free zone around the tree) and plus it'd be good for younger trees or newly...
    That's a great tip :thumbsup: I guess it enables closer mulching to the trunk which would be very useful to keep weeds down (as they always seem to come up in that 30 cm mulch free zone around the tree) and...

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  8. Lee-Mika

    Tropical green house for seedlings..

    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came with because on a hot day the sun would shrivel the seedlings and I live in the sub-tropics. I...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came with because on a hot day the sun would shrivel the...
    Fantastic! Definitely a tropical greenhouse. Yep, I would use some shade cloth - I have a small propagation area/house and I've covered it with shade cloth instead of the clear plastic it came...

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  9. Johnm64

    New garden beds

    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in...
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in the fill you used.
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in the fill you used.
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in...

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  10. Mark

    Moving 3 x raised garden beds

    Thought you'd like that ;) I rigged up a ramp to save some time emptying the wheelbarrow (knew my old army trunk would come in handy one day).
    Thought you'd like that ;) I rigged up a ramp to save some time emptying the wheelbarrow (knew my old army trunk would come in handy one day).
    Thought you'd like that ;) I rigged up a ramp to save some time emptying the wheelbarrow (knew my old army trunk would come in handy one day).
    Thought you'd like that ;) I rigged up a ramp to save some time emptying the wheelbarrow (knew my old army trunk would come in handy one day).

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  12. stevo

    Solar Dehydrator

    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
    A little bit bigger and it could go in the tiny house dept.
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  13. Graham

    Farm bike 200cc Honda

    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock in unforgiving terrain. Gearing and power come into account, but so do suspension,weight and seat...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock in unforgiving terrain. Gearing and power come...
    I have mustered stock on all brands and sizes, in all country. Young blokes with a fancy for bikes will soon have the gloss taken off after bouncing around for days on end trying to head off stock...

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  14. Scott Mac

    Timber milling

    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee...
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee country is small, but some incredible grain. Bull-oak is on the soaks, and some of the Sheoak is...
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee country is small, but some incredible grain....
    You still doin' the timber Scott? A mate of mine has a Lucas Mill. He was doing a lot of Cedrus(?) Cypress Pine, old overgrown plantations down the South-east. Most of the wood in this-here Mallee...

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  15. glen

    solar/generator combo and grey water recycling

    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but...
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but only about 90-120 watts if it's a compressor-type. Yeah, you could just run both the 12 and 240 volt...
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but only about 90-120 watts if it's a compressor-type....
    The slow cooker, if it's 240 volt, will use a fair bit. If your fridge is a gas/electric it will use a fair bit too, as the caravan fridges run a heating element to substitute the gas flame, but...
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  16. Mark

    Any Good? GenTrax 4.4kVA Generator PureSine Inverter Portable Petrol

    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the controller. Like some fridge thermos, they have a cut-in and a cut-out. As long as you get it right, you can...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the controller. Like some fridge thermos, they have a cut-in...
    Yeah, fleabay has those grey square pressure modules for abot $13 each. Most of the time, even if the seals/impeller is on the way out, you can just dial the spring pressures back on the...
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  17. Tim C

    Solar-powered dehydrator

    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
    LOL That's funny as :ROFL: ... They should call the town Tibreasturra - at least the censor is working albeit a little overdone in this case :dunno:
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  18. Mortein

    Small Timber Mills

    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.....
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.. They were 900 long, 350 wide and about 45mm thick.
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.. They were 900 long, 350 wide and about 45mm thick.
    The oaks we have have a rich red colour just from water on them and they are bloody heavy as well. I had to stick the three treads I ruff cut in the wheel barrow to get them down to the cabin.....
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  19. Tim C

    Boys Toys

    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and marginalised (like myself) through the parasitic conniving of administrative scum. I can not rely on...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and marginalised (like myself) through the parasitic...
    The Bush Mechanics and the CSIRO are my heroes. Not politicians and greedy capitalists, who in my opinion are the scurge of this earth. Australia has become a far worse place for the poor and...

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  20. Mark

    Tillers or Rotary Hoes

    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D
    Exactly, how would I get it up there! The $50 wouldn't even cover my freight :D

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  21. stevo
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    Shack / Tiny House

    Looks good, it's a bit big though :p It reminded me to get an update photo, here's how it sits at the moment....
    Looks good, it's a bit big though :p It reminded me to get an update photo, here's how it sits at the moment....
    Looks good, it's a bit big though :p It reminded me to get an update photo, here's how it sits at the moment....
    Looks good, it's a bit big though :p It reminded me to get an update photo, here's how it sits at the moment....
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  22. Mark

    Question How to lay a simple slab of concrete

    One thing I found is that if you power float floors/slab (which is like a floor polisher with steel blades) you significatly increase surface hardness (think industrial flooring). There are also...
    One thing I found is that if you power float floors/slab (which is like a floor polisher with steel blades) you significatly increase surface hardness (think industrial flooring). There are also some amazing additives and polymers you can float into the wet cement to color and texture the slab...
    One thing I found is that if you power float floors/slab (which is like a floor polisher with steel blades) you significatly increase surface hardness (think industrial flooring). There are also some amazing additives and polymers you can float...
    One thing I found is that if you power float floors/slab (which is like a floor polisher with steel blades) you significatly increase surface hardness (think industrial flooring). There are also...

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  23. stevo

    Simple Greywater Diverter for your garden

    Here an interesting read on filtration for greywater ...
    Here an interesting read on filtration for greywater ...
    Here an interesting read on filtration for greywater ...
    Here an interesting read on filtration for greywater ...
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  24. Mark

    How to change a tubeless front tyre on a Toro mower if the bead is broken

    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers have moved on to tubeless tyres and sing their praise but a tube is something I'm a lot more...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers have moved on to tubeless tyres and sing their praise...
    Yeah I like it. That's good info and the kind of thing someone will look up online. I've seen something similar with a AD strap or ratchet strap. Same thing really. A lot of mountain bikers...

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  25. Director

    Hoselink sale 72 hours.

    Agreed. I have my set also arrived only a couple of days after ordering and it does look like a quality product. I'm saving it for more heavy duty use later.
    Agreed. I have my set also arrived only a couple of days after ordering and it does look like a quality product. I'm saving it for more heavy duty use later.
    Agreed. I have my set also arrived only a couple of days after ordering and it does look like a quality product. I'm saving it for more heavy duty use later.
    Agreed. I have my set also arrived only a couple of days after ordering and it does look like a quality product. I'm saving it for more heavy duty use later.
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