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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

    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to be user friendly for me and an offsider to put together also it can’t break into the pension too...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to be user friendly for me and an offsider to put...
    Liked what you’re doing, wondered if you could nutout a quail habitat for me my idea is to have a 4 self enclosed yards that have roof from rain/wind natural forage plants. I am 74 so it needs to...

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Ray Speed

    3 small paddocks coming up

    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge pile of leaves and junk they love playing in there...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of logs and around the back of the run there is a huge...
    :) These guys are out and about everyday now which is lovely to watch we spend quite a bit of time just sitting and watching them lol there are quite a few higher tree's in the run and a heap of...
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  7. ClissAT
    Like x 4

    Protection Frame for Tomatoes or any fruit/veg

    Hi Jancas, welcome to our forum! As far as tomatoes are concerned, polination is not affected by not having insects around. But is affected by lack of air movement. Slightest air movement floats...
    Hi Jancas, welcome to our forum! As far as tomatoes are concerned, polination is not affected by not having insects around. But is affected by lack of air movement. Slightest air movement floats pollen from one flower to the other, facilitating polination. I discovered that on still days I...
    Hi Jancas, welcome to our forum! As far as tomatoes are concerned, polination is not affected by not having insects around. But is affected by lack of air movement. Slightest air movement floats pollen from one flower to the other, facilitating...
    Hi Jancas, welcome to our forum! As far as tomatoes are concerned, polination is not affected by not having insects around. But is affected by lack of air movement. Slightest air movement floats...

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  8. Pauljm
    Like x 3

    Organic snail repellent

    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!
    Haha love it!

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  9. 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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  10. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    There seems to be a worldwide problem with these solar powered lights. I have a number of dead ones in me shed awaiting repair. I expect I should just bin them all. My grandfather's favourite...
    There seems to be a worldwide problem with these solar powered lights. I have a number of dead ones in me shed awaiting repair. I expect I should just bin them all. My grandfather's favourite expression was " If you want something good for nothing, you'll get something good for nothing". How...
    There seems to be a worldwide problem with these solar powered lights. I have a number of dead ones in me shed awaiting repair. I expect I should just bin them all. My grandfather's favourite expression was " If you want something good for...
    There seems to be a worldwide problem with these solar powered lights. I have a number of dead ones in me shed awaiting repair. I expect I should just bin them all. My grandfather's favourite...

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  11. Cathy

    Bamboo trellis and grow bags

    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag then leave for a couple weeks to see absolutely...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up a big bag of bb leaves and moisten inside the bag...
    That bamboo leaf mulch is the best mulch you can possibly get! Greatest for preventing weeds if applied thick. Or put through the chipper then into the compost or directly onto garden. Or rake up...

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  12. 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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  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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  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. 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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  19. ClissAT

    Zip Tie Domes

    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you put over them has to allow enough headroom for 2yrs...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them down to your height. So whatever structure you...
    Yes well there's the catch! They just keep growing & grow even faster. That's what I mentioned about in my post in the mango thread. Once you prune them, you have to keep pruning them to keep them...
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  20. ClissAT

    Weather Station

    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely very useful.
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that change with the wind, but the data is definitely...
    Looks great, and sophisticated. I'm convinced though that it is tough on the little machine to rely on it for weather forecasting, especially rainfall. That is dependant on so many variables that...

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  21. 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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  22. ClissAT
    Like x 4

    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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  23. 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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  24. JEREMIE

    Waterspike

    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon
    Only got around 40mm not as much as I was hoping just enough for the grass it only soaked about 50mm into the ground hope to get more soon

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  25. Perry

    Question Tractor Slasher

    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
    What a great experience that must have been!
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