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  1. 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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  2. Johnm64

    New garden beds

    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in...
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in the fill you used.
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in the fill you used.
    I love these types of raised beds (as most people here know by now) they look good and are also very versatile! On my mobile atm will have a good look at this when I get home - very interested in...

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  3. 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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  4. JoshW
    Featured

    My raised bed adventure - Hugelkultur inspired

    Only tree I have is a palm tree that got a severe haircut when we got solar panels, poor thing is still recovering. Thanks for the tips on the concrete, acrylic will be the way to go I reckon. I...
    Only tree I have is a palm tree that got a severe haircut when we got solar panels, poor thing is still recovering. Thanks for the tips on the concrete, acrylic will be the way to go I reckon. I won't paint until spring rolls around so it can not get rained on.
    Only tree I have is a palm tree that got a severe haircut when we got solar panels, poor thing is still recovering. Thanks for the tips on the concrete, acrylic will be the way to go I reckon. I won't paint until spring rolls around so it can not...
    Only tree I have is a palm tree that got a severe haircut when we got solar panels, poor thing is still recovering. Thanks for the tips on the concrete, acrylic will be the way to go I reckon. I...

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  5. 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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  6. Mark
    Like x 3

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

    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not...
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not be either. Just concerned, I hope I'm wrong
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not be either. Just concerned, I hope I'm wrong
    Hey, mark you may want to look into the fumes that galvanized steel can give off at certain temps, because I know welding galvanized steel is bad for your health and I figure heating it might not...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Perry

    Question Massey FergusonTractor Model

    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!
    Brings back memories of when my uncle used to let me drive his old tractor around their dairy farm when I was a teen - such a buzz!

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  11. GKW

    Mark's video : 8 Garden Products That I WASTED My Money On

    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher like Mark's, is an investment I can justify. A little story on the Chipper Chopper. I had wanted...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher like Mark's, is an investment I can justify. A...
    I bought a chipper chopper several years ago. It was pretty good for small stuff, not fibrous. Very slow with anything substantial. I am now trying to convince myself that the Hansa 13hp mulcher...
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  12. Hayden

    Making a trellis

    Bunnings definitely stocks it - - but they aren't the cheapest. As Fergzter says, check your local building supplies first. Mine are often $2-3 cheaper per metre and are happy to order stuff to...
    Bunnings definitely stocks it - - but they aren't the cheapest. As Fergzter says, check your local building supplies first. Mine are often $2-3 cheaper per metre and are happy to order stuff to suit or make it. I only go to Bunnings for building stuff if I need it right now.
    Bunnings definitely stocks it - - but they aren't the cheapest. As Fergzter says, check your local building supplies first. Mine are often $2-3 cheaper per metre and are happy to order stuff to suit or make it. I only go to Bunnings for building...
    Bunnings definitely stocks it - - but they aren't the cheapest. As Fergzter says, check your local building supplies first. Mine are often $2-3 cheaper per metre and are happy to order stuff to...

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Mark Seaton
    Like x 7

    I've been busy of the past few months

    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave
    Awesome chair Mark just missing the giant esky have a good day. Dave

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  17. 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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  18. Ray Speed

    Hustler Raptor 42 Zero Turn

    Pulled the plug and got this weapon for a great deal 48inch of pure muscle
    Pulled the plug and got this weapon for a great deal 48inch of pure muscle
    Pulled the plug and got this weapon for a great deal 48inch of pure muscle
    Pulled the plug and got this weapon for a great deal 48inch of pure muscle
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  19. Mark
    Like x 3

    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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  20. 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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  21. Ringo Perkov

    How to DIY worm bin?

    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
    There are a few threads in this forum on this exact topic. Do a little search for worm farms in the top right of your screen. Here are a few to get started:
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  22. 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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  23. Director

    Hoselink sale 72 hours.

    I bought a hoselink hose with a bonus attachment kit and that was in there. The gear is really good, I have had hoses blow off in the past when I accidentally left them on, but with this, I have...
    I bought a hoselink hose with a bonus attachment kit and that was in there. The gear is really good, I have had hoses blow off in the past when I accidentally left them on, but with this, I have left the hose on for about 6 months and the hose has not swollen or leaked at all. The only thing I...
    I bought a hoselink hose with a bonus attachment kit and that was in there. The gear is really good, I have had hoses blow off in the past when I accidentally left them on, but with this, I have left the hose on for about 6 months and the hose...
    I bought a hoselink hose with a bonus attachment kit and that was in there. The gear is really good, I have had hoses blow off in the past when I accidentally left them on, but with this, I have...

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  24. 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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  25. 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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