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  1. 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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  2. stevo
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    Battery Chainsaw

    ...I've just stepped deeper into the Ryobi 18V (One+) abyss. This time i bought a cordless jigsaw. It seems for me that every time a corded tool goes toes-up I go buy the equivalent in the...
    ...I've just stepped deeper into the Ryobi 18V (One+) abyss. This time i bought a cordless jigsaw. It seems for me that every time a corded tool goes toes-up I go buy the equivalent in the cordless Ryobi range. I will sleep sound tonight knowing my range is expanding..
    ...I've just stepped deeper into the Ryobi 18V (One+) abyss. This time i bought a cordless jigsaw. It seems for me that every time a corded tool goes toes-up I go buy the equivalent in the cordless Ryobi range. I will sleep sound tonight knowing...
    ...I've just stepped deeper into the Ryobi 18V (One+) abyss. This time i bought a cordless jigsaw. It seems for me that every time a corded tool goes toes-up I go buy the equivalent in the...

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  3. stevo

    Workshop & Storage Shed

    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)

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  4. stevo

    Wick Bed project

    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.

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  5. stevo

    Native Bee Hives

    Some great ideas there. Yep I'm going to make several little "hotels" around the yard and see how they go.
    Some great ideas there. Yep I'm going to make several little "hotels" around the yard and see how they go.
    Some great ideas there. Yep I'm going to make several little "hotels" around the yard and see how they go.
    Some great ideas there. Yep I'm going to make several little "hotels" around the yard and see how they go.

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  6. Ash

    Recommend Search for a mower fit for acreage work

    The Simplicity mower is definitely more forgiving than the larger commercial mowers (such as the Toro I compared it to), and the extra feature of the attachable blower and rear catcher is a bonus...
    The Simplicity mower is definitely more forgiving than the larger commercial mowers (such as the Toro I compared it to), and the extra feature of the attachable blower and rear catcher is a bonus for keeping the clippings for livestock, and for keeping the yard looking neater after a mow. The...
    The Simplicity mower is definitely more forgiving than the larger commercial mowers (such as the Toro I compared it to), and the extra feature of the attachable blower and rear catcher is a bonus for keeping the clippings for livestock, and for...
    The Simplicity mower is definitely more forgiving than the larger commercial mowers (such as the Toro I compared it to), and the extra feature of the attachable blower and rear catcher is a bonus...
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  7. 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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  8. Mark
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    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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  9. 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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  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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  11. 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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  12. Mark

    What wood chipper mulcher should I buy?

    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in loose stuff like leaves and small twigs.
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...

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  13. 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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  14. Mark

    Whipper snipper cord thread

    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys, please continue the discussion on whipper snipper...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys,...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...

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  15. ClissAT
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    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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  16. Mark

    Question Any suggestions or recommendations for a good cordless drill?

    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
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  17. 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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  18. Mark

    Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper or Brush Cutter

    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol driven machinery than a manual tool. I would bet my Toro with me sitting on it cold drink in the...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol driven machinery than a manual tool. I would bet...
    I don't see your argument pitching scythe use as a requirement for true self-sufficiency as being very strong at all. Logically, it would be faster to maintain most acreages with cutting petrol...
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  19. ClissAT

    My 'New' Property Maintenance Shed

    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.
    You did well, and this is a very useful facility from minimal funds. Thanks for sharing that progress report.

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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. 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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  22. Mark

    Sustainable Kit home good idea?

    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We stopped off at the container shopper village in...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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