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  1. ClissAT

    My 'New' Property Maintenance Shed

    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and...
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and potter, that's what i do anyway.
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and potter, that's what i do anyway.
    yeah it's good to have everything easily accessible. Looking forward to see the updates for the shed, and gardens around it. Places like this are nice to hang out in the morning with a coffee and...

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  2. Flatland

    Atom tiller

    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
    10 years isn't bad for a machine
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  3. stevo

    Workshop & Storage Shed

    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)
    Love the bar! I've just finished building a cat run but my skills are like a child's compared to yours Stevo. Very nice addon. :)

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  4. Mark

    What wood chipper mulcher should I buy?

    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in loose stuff like leaves and small twigs.
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small branches etc pretty well but it's awful to feed in...
    Is this the mulcher you got? If so, what do you think of the top chute - does it do a good job shredding leaves, and handfuls of small garden waste? The reason I ask, is my Ozito does small...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. stevo
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    Battery Chainsaw

    Neither do I... But I expect small motors to work as they should for several years at least without me having a trade in mechanics or requiring to service it. I've wondered what battery...
    Neither do I... But I expect small motors to work as they should for several years at least without me having a trade in mechanics or requiring to service it. I've wondered what battery trimmers were like - it's good to know they are up to the job.
    Neither do I... But I expect small motors to work as they should for several years at least without me having a trade in mechanics or requiring to service it. I've wondered what battery trimmers were like - it's good to know they are up to...
    Neither do I... But I expect small motors to work as they should for several years at least without me having a trade in mechanics or requiring to service it. I've wondered what battery...

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  8. 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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  9. Flatland

    water tanks becoming polluted

    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes, vermin and debris. A 6-5/8"x 3" rectangular outlet...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof gutter. They are even said to prevent mosquitoes,...
    I have heard of leaf eater rain heads which would as an effective gutter protection system help gutters from getting blocked or flooded eaves which is usually mounted directly under the roof...
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  10. Mark

    Question Any suggestions or recommendations for a good cordless drill?

    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
    You should have "drill whipped" him for smirking ;)
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  11. Mark

    What is your best and favourite garden tool for raised beds?

    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease my 48 year old body down to a bending position...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds, make new garden beds, lean on it to rest or to ease...
    Mine is the plumber’s shovel. Man, that thing digs great, its light and just the right size for multitasking. You can dig a hole with it, dig weeds out while you stand, hill up the garden beds,...

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  12. Flatland

    Mulcher

    Yeah if you did take it easy it should be fine I reckon.
    Yeah if you did take it easy it should be fine I reckon.
    Yeah if you did take it easy it should be fine I reckon.
    Yeah if you did take it easy it should be fine I reckon.
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  13. Marisa
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    Strange garden tool

    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
    Full marks to you for working out what works for you and gets you out in the garden. Keep it up.
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Steve

    Question Any recommendations for a Box Trailer?

    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't feel they looked too small in the...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think the shadow is giving an optical illusion as I didn't...
    Yeah Stevo, that's a beauty. They actually are 185 x 14" tyres with Sunraysia Rims so not tiny at all. The other trailer place i was looking at has 13" with the option to upsize to 14". I think...

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  18. Mark

    Whipper snipper cord thread

    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys, please continue the discussion on whipper snipper...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link above) to discuss Scythes - thank you. Guys,...
    Nicely put :) If I may, I'd like to start a new thread on Using a Scythe Vs Whipper Snipper because I think this topic deserves its own discussion thread. Please use this new thread (in the link...

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  19. 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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  20. Mark

    Sustainable Kit home good idea?

    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We stopped off at the container shopper village in...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped eventually...could have this completely wrong though! We...
    I believe it's John Stainton's baby (crocodile hunter producer from way back) - they're left on site I think for now, but I think they're a short term solution until the site is redeveloped...
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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. stevo
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    Wakeskate Build

    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a skeleton so there's air pockets in the middle layer.
    cheers Mark, yeah a bit longer, and will try to make it thicker with more buoyancy so when you take off it doesn't sink as much. I think if I make it three layers thick with the middle layer as a...

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

    It's great Stevo, we're going away for Xmas but will probably fire it up around NY - it's had several uses and I'd say been a total success and I'm glad I built it. One thing I will need to do...
    It's great Stevo, we're going away for Xmas but will probably fire it up around NY - it's had several uses and I'd say been a total success and I'm glad I built it. One thing I will need to do is fill that gap between the bricks and rim with something other than just sand because the sand has...
    It's great Stevo, we're going away for Xmas but will probably fire it up around NY - it's had several uses and I'd say been a total success and I'm glad I built it. One thing I will need to do is fill that gap between the bricks and rim with...
    It's great Stevo, we're going away for Xmas but will probably fire it up around NY - it's had several uses and I'd say been a total success and I'm glad I built it. One thing I will need to do...

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