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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. ClissAT
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    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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  14. 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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  15. Pauljm
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    Organic snail repellent

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

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Mark
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    My Fire Pit build project using retaining wall blocks & galvanised rim

    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!
    It looks great.Well done. The tutorial is awesome. Cheers!!

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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. 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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  25. 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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