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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. ClissAT

    Kitchen water recycle system

    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!
    Ha! Ingenious! I love it!

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Helen Auriga

    Question Greenhouse floor

    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
    I used pavers on ours, took about 30 for 8x6 greenhouse, 40cm size. The weeds haven't come through yet. Was new last year
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  23. Becca

    Chez Omelette (chook trailer)

    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D
    Lol naughty girls them hens are... :D

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  24. 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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  25. Director

    Chainsaw problems....

    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But yeah it was usually the jets that became clogged with dirt. Going offroad usually meant that the fuel...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But yeah it was usually the jets that became clogged...
    Just charge the battery :p I used to have an old Suzuki 4x4, they always had carby issues. We used to swap the spark plug leads over to make them backfire to clear the carby and off you'd go. But...
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