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  1. Ash

    Tip Ryobi Silent Electric Shredder/Chipper 2400W

    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I might just mow over the small branches and be done with it...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I might just mow over the small branches and be done...
    Thanks for the experience passed on here. It all makes sense. There are a couple of 3-in-1 mowers showing up on the market (mower, mulcher, chipper) but they look like gimmick features. For now I...
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  2. Director

    Electric chainsaw sharpeners.

    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.
    With all the trees I'm chopping up lately I'm still strongly considering buying one of these chainsaw sharpeners from Kogan - it seems to have a decent amount of reviews.

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  3. 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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  4. Flatland

    water tanks becoming polluted

    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes, vermin and debris. A 6-5/8"x 3" rectangular outlet...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes,...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
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  5. 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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  6. Mark

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

    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease my 48 year old body down to a bending position...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...

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  7. Marisa
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    Strange garden tool

    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
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  8. stevo

    Puzzle Table! - Build

    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can think up new patterns i'll make some extra pieces to suit if needed. You can put the blocks on their...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can think up new patterns i'll make some extra pieces to...
    I've made a few extra pieces that are in the draw, so eventually there'll be quite a few different patterns to make. The challenge is to try invent a new pattern with the same pieces. If I can...

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  9. 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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  10. stevo

    Half Size Ukulele - build

    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)
    Brilliant! You play quite well Stevo! Subbed Wilson :)

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  11. Steve

    Question Any recommendations for a Box Trailer?

    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't feel they looked too small in the...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...

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  12. 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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  13. Director

    Tip Cheap cord forever?

    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
    We should start a thread just about whipper snipper cord... I reckon it would be a hit! New thread on cord is here...
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  14. 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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  15. ClissAT

    New Kitchen Bench in my little Garden Cottage

    That sounds like a very reasonable price for all that you did. I wish just one thing in my new house cost that little :facepalm:
    That sounds like a very reasonable price for all that you did. I wish just one thing in my new house cost that little :facepalm:
    That sounds like a very reasonable price for all that you did. I wish just one thing in my new house cost that little :facepalm:
    That sounds like a very reasonable price for all that you did. I wish just one thing in my new house cost that little :facepalm:

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  16. 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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  17. Kasalia

    Sharpening Hand Tools

    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like...
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like working with them newly sharpened - so much better :)
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like working with them newly sharpened - so much better :)
    It certainly does make cutting easier and cleaner when the garden tools are sharp. I've been guilty at times of persisting with tools that need a good sharpening (lazy me) but I always like...
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  18. stevo
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    Wakeskate Build

    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...

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  19. Mark

    Shelving for shed Thread

    Thanks mate! It's much neater than it was and I'm finding it easier to keep it this way too :)
    Thanks mate! It's much neater than it was and I'm finding it easier to keep it this way too :)
    Thanks mate! It's much neater than it was and I'm finding it easier to keep it this way too :)
    Thanks mate! It's much neater than it was and I'm finding it easier to keep it this way too :)

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  20. Jessica A

    MY HOUSE IS FALLING APART

    any updates for this? As Tim suggested, I'd take it as a good opportunity to replace a few things. I'd probably put a new tap set in, and get a nice splash back to suit, and then you'll be happy...
    any updates for this? As Tim suggested, I'd take it as a good opportunity to replace a few things. I'd probably put a new tap set in, and get a nice splash back to suit, and then you'll be happy that it happened every time you look at them.
    any updates for this? As Tim suggested, I'd take it as a good opportunity to replace a few things. I'd probably put a new tap set in, and get a nice splash back to suit, and then you'll be happy that it happened every time you look at them.
    any updates for this? As Tim suggested, I'd take it as a good opportunity to replace a few things. I'd probably put a new tap set in, and get a nice splash back to suit, and then you'll be happy...

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  21. stevo

    Solar Cookers

    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb...
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb the reflected heat.
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb the reflected heat.
    You could make one with a curved bit of shiny stainless steel, or curve some plywood and cover it with reflective material/paint. Smooth and shiny. And use a black cast iron bbq plate to absorb...
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  22. Jessica A

    Steel Kit homes

    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
    Thank you everyone for all your replies :)
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  23. Mark

    I got a new motor - Toro Timecutter 4200 TF

    Yep saw that new thread of your new mower - best of luck with it! For others reading this, here's the thread of Ash's mower:
    Yep saw that new thread of your new mower - best of luck with it! For others reading this, here's the thread of Ash's mower:
    Yep saw that new thread of your new mower - best of luck with it! For others reading this, here's the thread of Ash's mower:
    Yep saw that new thread of your new mower - best of luck with it! For others reading this, here's the thread of Ash's mower:

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  24. Tim C

    Fridge fiddling - Replace or adjust thermostat

    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked...
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked like a beaut- the froth was 3 inches deep on top while it's been brewing.:cheers:
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked like a beaut- the froth was 3 inches deep on top...
    Cheers Ben. I put in a 2x Coopers Lager with the Ringwoods on friday, and it's just about finished- I could keg it tomorrow, but will probably wait til wednesday. 22.8 degrees. This one worked...
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  25. 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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