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  1. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.
    I have bought some solar garden lights. They works great so far. Not sure if it can replace your old light.

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  2. ClissAT

    compost worm farm system.

    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
    We sure do have critters that can get into almost anything! Rather like your squirrels!
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  3. Shereeka

    Winter Cover

    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply with a link to an online image, say on google...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to the answer. Do you have a photo or can you reply...
    Hi Shereeka, welcome to this board. I'm trying to imagine the type of boxes you are referring to. Raised garden beds or window boxes? The volume of the container would make a huge difference to...
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  4. Mark Seaton

    I've been busy of the past few months

    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of potting mix blended with sheep manure, dynamic lifter...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and topped it mostly up, before adding a layer of...
    Yep, I did fill the base with branch's then heaps of wood chips, cardboard, leaves, basically any organic stuff that was lying around, then got a trailer load of loamy soil from a mates place and...

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  5. Scott Mac

    Chainsaw carpentry

    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly cut this up and transported via a 1927 Chevy truck...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt ,felled previously by last owner, so we painstakingly...
    Great to see someone using timber from their own property , reminds me of my old herb farm back in the 70s just bush and some clearings when we arrived , road blocked by an enormous blackbutt...

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  6. Ray Speed

    Deutscher 280 and 360 Ride on RACES!!!!!!!!

    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
    nope but reckon I should lol
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  7. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I think that's where the third one went...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I think that's where the third one went...
    I have three of those HART mini Mattocks. One for the house paddock, one out in the back paddocks for fine detail trenching and targeted weeding, and finally one for the pixies... At least, I...

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  8. Ray Speed

    Knocking up a few new coops

    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.
    Looks great. Your chickens will be very happy with their home.

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  9. ClissAT
    Like x 5

    Protection Frame for Tomatoes or any fruit/veg

    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants those despite already having quite a lot of self sewn plants to pillage. This is what gets me hot...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants those despite already having quite a lot of self...
    I allow lots of seeds to germinate were they fall so there are always plants coming up wild. Then I have the ones I want to harvest from which I protect as best I can. But the wildlife also wants...

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  10. Mark
    Like x 3
    Featured

    My Fire Pit build project using retaining wall blocks & galvanised rim

    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!

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  11. ClissAT

    Lightweight concrete planter pot

    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black & gold. I made 2 similar and gave one away.
    Here's another style I made during the week. Made out of the legs of long pants I'd cut off. This size will easily take a 140mm pot. I sealed the sides & inside then painted the outside black &...

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  12. Ray Speed

    New Studio

    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con shortly, going out to get the Paint and a few other bits and bobs today, then she moves in and starts...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con shortly, going out to get the Paint and a few other...
    Not chook related but putting the final touches on my Finance's 6x9 Studio, its coming up a treat, fully insulated and lined in ply, all power in, Smoke alarms, sensor lights outside and Air con...
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  13. ClissAT

    Slightly different DIY

    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere around the house! Getting good craft stuff that's not chinese made is difficult. The chinese stuff...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere around the house! Getting good craft stuff that's...
    Thankyou Kasalia. I'd love to visit such a shop myself but in all honesty I need more fairy stuff like I need another shoulder problem!! I have so much craft stuff, there are boxes everywhere...

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  14. Nevw

    Handyman tools: DG-10 air blower assembly

    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun working! And that old watering gun.
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the same dexterity as you have used to get that air gun...
    Welcome Nevw. Well done! I see from the timings of your posts that it took you all arvo to get the right order! Hopefully you will soon turn you hand to gardening and self sufficiency with the...

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  15. Ray Speed

    3 small paddocks coming up

    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge pile of leaves and junk they love playing in there...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
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  16. Pauljm
    Like x 3

    Organic snail repellent

    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!

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  17. Ray Speed

    Holman BTX1 controller

    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options,...
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options, download the App and away you go
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options, download the App and away you go
    Got this great little bluetooth controller for our vegie patch, playing around currently with the settings but straight out of the box its going to be an awesome bit of kit. Heaps of options,...
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  18. Cathy

    Bamboo trellis and grow bags

    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag then leave for a couple weeks to see absolutely...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...

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  19. Flatland

    Mulcher

    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What if you soaked it in water for a few days before you liquified it? It seems that a bit of patience...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What if you soaked it in water for a few days before...
    Hmm, the horse apples are made of a material that is already chewed into small bits. They come out moist and soft. But now it is dried and become hard. You want to turn it into a liquid. What...
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  20. AndrewB

    Question Greenhouses

    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to the pavers or fence. These would work well for that. I found a supplier of cheap steel patio tube...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to the pavers or fence. These would work well for...
    Thanks for that, the flat surfaces would be much nicer for mounting. I think I'm going to have to build a base from steel or wood, then use the conduit for the roof. As I can't attach anything to...

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  21. ClissAT

    Compost bin/Worm farm in a bath tub.

    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around the fruit trees & it occasionally gets saw flies in it too. I used the same worms & they are...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around the fruit trees & it occasionally gets saw flies...
    LOL yes, but its not saw fly proof!! :D The saw flies came after I put fat off steak in the compost. I have another bath tub that I put camping toilet dry contents into. That 'compost' goes around...

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  22. Mark

    Huge outdoor pizza oven building project pledge

    Interesting fact for the pair of you, they're known as Roman arches, or 'keystones' the angled stones utilise the above and below stones to pinch the central stones, and they swap roles as the...
    Interesting fact for the pair of you, they're known as Roman arches, or 'keystones' the angled stones utilise the above and below stones to pinch the central stones, and they swap roles as the arch progresses, being both a central and supporting stone (upper and lower). I'm still of a firm...
    Interesting fact for the pair of you, they're known as Roman arches, or 'keystones' the angled stones utilise the above and below stones to pinch the central stones, and they swap roles as the arch progresses, being both a central and supporting...
    Interesting fact for the pair of you, they're known as Roman arches, or 'keystones' the angled stones utilise the above and below stones to pinch the central stones, and they swap roles as the...

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  23. Mark

    Pour in place rubber surfacing DIY any good?

    I've used mulch with great success in the past. I got a free load from a company chopping trees in the area, you can often find them advertising on gumtree- saves them having to pay to dump it, or...
    I've used mulch with great success in the past. I got a free load from a company chopping trees in the area, you can often find them advertising on gumtree- saves them having to pay to dump it, or driving a long way to do so. I put a 6"+ thick layer down all around my raised beds & never had a...
    I've used mulch with great success in the past. I got a free load from a company chopping trees in the area, you can often find them advertising on gumtree- saves them having to pay to dump it, or driving a long way to do so. I put a 6"+ thick...
    I've used mulch with great success in the past. I got a free load from a company chopping trees in the area, you can often find them advertising on gumtree- saves them having to pay to dump it, or...
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  24. Steve

    Chook House Build

    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan
    Thanks for this Steve. Well written and the photos are perfect, a great source of inspiration to be used when I make my own one day. Cheers, Tynan

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  25. Tim C

    Homebuild/homemade metal detectors DIY

    I loved Gold Detecting. Didn't do a lot. Still have my first and only nugget 12gms. Scared me silly when it went off. It was about 15 inches down. I reckon it was accidentally dropped there. Very...
    I loved Gold Detecting. Didn't do a lot. Still have my first and only nugget 12gms. Scared me silly when it went off. It was about 15 inches down. I reckon it was accidentally dropped there. Very old Chinese mine near Rockhampton. I am not fit enough or well enough to go out. But Everytime I ...
    I loved Gold Detecting. Didn't do a lot. Still have my first and only nugget 12gms. Scared me silly when it went off. It was about 15 inches down. I reckon it was accidentally dropped there. Very old Chinese mine near Rockhampton. I am not fit...
    I loved Gold Detecting. Didn't do a lot. Still have my first and only nugget 12gms. Scared me silly when it went off. It was about 15 inches down. I reckon it was accidentally dropped there. Very...

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