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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. ClissAT
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    Small 3 Tier garden bed

    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)
    Nice DIY job! A wonderful spot for a :tea: :)

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Cheryl Smyth

    Tip Recycle hot beverage container to worm farm

    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the come with a lid. Odor can be a problem if over feeding or not covering food with browns. Those 10...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the come with a lid. Odor can be a problem if over...
    My favorite is worm composting! Had them inside for years. I like the worm bin with wheels. Only issue is taking off tray because they become very heavy to empty. No problem with nats because the...

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  16. sutho

    Raised Garden Bed made out of plastic?

    Why not just use second-hand roof iron. Generally can be got for free on gumtree freebies (if you are in Australia) But I'm sure you can find secondhand corrugated iron in any other country...
    Why not just use second-hand roof iron. Generally can be got for free on gumtree freebies (if you are in Australia) But I'm sure you can find secondhand corrugated iron in any other country also. Plus you will be able to find old sawn timber from the old roof or shed the iron came off. So you...
    Why not just use second-hand roof iron. Generally can be got for free on gumtree freebies (if you are in Australia) But I'm sure you can find secondhand corrugated iron in any other country also. Plus you will be able to find old sawn timber...
    Why not just use second-hand roof iron. Generally can be got for free on gumtree freebies (if you are in Australia) But I'm sure you can find secondhand corrugated iron in any other country...
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  17. Tonytony

    Quick and cheap fence?

    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
    I've used construction fencing in the past and it's held up to my bullies running and playing. Once I got my permanent fencing up, I've been repurposing the construction fencing as trellises.
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. Ray Speed
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    Preparing old Goat Paddock into a Vegie Garden

    Lettuce, Raddish, pak choy, peppers and a few other nice things planted today coming along well
    Lettuce, Raddish, pak choy, peppers and a few other nice things planted today coming along well
    Lettuce, Raddish, pak choy, peppers and a few other nice things planted today coming along well
    Lettuce, Raddish, pak choy, peppers and a few other nice things planted today coming along well
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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. reeeen4

    Poultry tractors

    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly...
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly solid!
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly solid!
    I have also started a quail tractor a few days ago , 90x45s that I rip sawed into 4 pieces so I had 22.5x45s I used them for the gram with 45x45 posts. It’s super light and quite surprisingly...
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  23. Pauljm
    Like x 4

    Organic snail repellent

    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!
    That's adorable!! I'll have to get my kids to do the same!

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  24. 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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  25. 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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