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  1. Mark
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    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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  2. stevo
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    Battery Chainsaw

    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell of a lot accomplished efficiently and quietly....
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw. With two batteries I can go all day and get a hell...
    I picked up a Stihl 14" electric chainsaw a couple of years ago. I was getting tired of all the adjustments and engine problems with my gas powered saw. I'm amazed at the productivity of the saw....

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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. stevo

    Wick Bed project

    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.
    Yeah, sounds about right... Which adds up to a good savings then.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Mark
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    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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  9. JoshW
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    My raised bed adventure - Hugelkultur inspired

    I was in the same boat when I started to fill me 3rd bed. I had cut down every tree to within an inch of it's life, then by pure chance I had to do a job for someone that was cutting down a tree....
    I was in the same boat when I started to fill me 3rd bed. I had cut down every tree to within an inch of it's life, then by pure chance I had to do a job for someone that was cutting down a tree. He was dragging all of it out the front ready to dispose of, so I asked if I could take some....
    I was in the same boat when I started to fill me 3rd bed. I had cut down every tree to within an inch of it's life, then by pure chance I had to do a job for someone that was cutting down a tree. He was dragging all of it out the front ready to...
    I was in the same boat when I started to fill me 3rd bed. I had cut down every tree to within an inch of it's life, then by pure chance I had to do a job for someone that was cutting down a tree....

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Mark

    What wood chipper mulcher should I buy?

    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the trees. The big commercial truck mounted chippers do an amazing job and very fast too. You'd be flat out...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the trees. The big commercial truck mounted chippers do an...
    Universalpuzzle, welcome! If I was doing the job you described, I'd hire a big machine or just get a guy in with an even bigger machine after the excavator or bobcat has pulled out all the...

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  13. stevo

    Small dodgey wood heater - pledge

    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the moment in our picnic area but I really only use it as a stand for my wok. Gave it a coat of kill rust pot...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the moment in our picnic area but I really only use it as a...
    Crikey that is solid! Looks like a square pot belly stove - I like it :twothumbsup: Before I sold my place in Toowoomba I ripped out the pot belly stove and took it with me - got it down the back at the...

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

    Go on, do it. It’s worth it. Mine are years old and have even survived been run over. Very sturdy heavy steel and no rust.
    Go on, do it. It’s worth it. Mine are years old and have even survived been run over. Very sturdy heavy steel and no rust.
    Go on, do it. It’s worth it. Mine are years old and have even survived been run over. Very sturdy heavy steel and no rust.
    Go on, do it. It’s worth it. Mine are years old and have even survived been run over. Very sturdy heavy steel and no rust.

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  15. ClissAT

    Solar Garden Lights

    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp...
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp can operate for between eight and 12 hours.
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp can operate for between eight and 12 hours.
    I'm using iThird Solar Lights Outdoor. One thing worth noting is that it comes with an efficient solar panel, which can charge the light for about four to six hours. When fully charged, the lamp...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Steve

    Chook House Build

    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive...
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive grannies, but worth it for the fun!
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive grannies, but worth it for the fun!
    Hi Steve Very flash Chook INN! Impressive. Some of my chooks just slept in the trees at night, low maintenance. Must have been happy cos 1 chook lived 16 years and 1 lived for 18! Non productive...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Lucas
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    Creating raised beds for stuff off the side of the road

    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result
    Did another tread on this today But this is the first result

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  23. 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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  24. Fergzter
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    Upcycled Esky Wormfarm

    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to vacate your chosen handfuls. One is to add a handful of bran to one far corner which draws all the worms...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to vacate your chosen handfuls. One is to add a handful...
    Turning the Esky into a worm farm is a really logical method of upcycling, congrats!:thumbsup: When it comes time to harvest some compost out of the farm there are a few ways to encourage the worms to...

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  25. 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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