I have the opportunity to aquire a bunch of perfectly good steel cube wall sections. If I don't take them they probably get binned. I can't think of anything to do with them though and my garage is only so big for storing stuff I might not use. Any ideas?
sizes are 36x42, 48x42, 54x51, 24x51 all three inch wide
I've been I've been working my rabbit skins for a while now and I'm pretty sure I'm ready to take it to the next level. I have been using a metal spoon as my scraper. It does the job, but surely there is something better.
What do I need to look for in either buying or making a flesh scraper for small and delicate hides?
I processed a rabbit and fed to offal to my chickens. Since there is only one rabbit and four chickens I gave it all to them whole. This type of food is perfect for omnivorous chickens. (Side note, I saw a carton of eggs the other day that said 100% vegan diet. Animal abuse!) Any offal they don't eat (who are we kidding, they devoured it) will draw flies that they will love to snack on.
I made a basket from grass because I wanted to know if I could. Apparently I can but I don't think I recommend it. If it holds up it's going to be an egg basket when the eggs start coming in. A couple pictures have a tape measure in them to be sure it's over the minimum. I actually made three styles of basket today and I think I have the pictures if they ever turn into other badge bits.
r ranson wrote:
We're having trouble seeing a few things on the video. Most specifically "are the materials appropriate for the kind of mend" and the method seems to be quite dark and hard to distinguish.
Do you have more photos or could you tell us in words some more about your repair?
I don't have any other pictures. I meant to take a little video and then forgot. Here is the final picture in full resolution rather than compressed for the video.
I don't know what the sock is made from. I used black cotton thread with what is labeled a carpet needle. I chose that needle because slender with a pointy end and plenty long enough for the hole I was working with. I chose the black thread to match the color of the sock which has very fine material. The method I used was to weave rows across the hole, starting a couple rows before the hole and ending a couple rows past. Then, turn 90 degrees and repeat. When I was finished I wasn't happy with the density and did a final set of rows at 45 degrees.
I hope this helps explain my method.
Cindy Haskin wrote:This is the 2nd post I've read today that refers to something called a PTO and I have no clue what this means. I hope some of you realize that not all of us reading the posts know some of the lingo being used. I wish there were at least a mention or 2 of what the lingo means, so we uninitiated readers are even better educated to the discussion.
Great question! A power take-off or power takeoff (PTO) is any of several methods for taking power from a power source, such as a running engine, and transmitting it to an application such as an attached implement or separate machine.
My electric stove has an intermittent problem. Sometimes the heating elements work, sometimes not. This required some trouble shooting. The fan works, but no heat. Turns out the first thing I checked was the issue. I looked at the junction box for the whip and saw flashes of light and heard some sizzling sounds. So, fire hazard. The whip has bad connections and is undersized. Thankfully that's all it ended up being.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are: - feed offal from one species to a different species
- receiving species must be an omnivore or carnivore
- both species must be domestic or livestock (includes black soldier flies and vermicompost)
To document your completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes): - type of offal you are starting with
- how you are using the offal
- animal system eating the offal
- explanation of why it is appropriate
Yesterday I converted my rabbit growout tractor into a temporary chicken coop. All I did really was add some places to roost.
Before finding this site I would have picked up a 2x2 on my trip to the hardware store and cut it to length and used that. Seeing some of the other projects here made me rethink and realize I had some perfectly good branches lying around in my firewood pile. This is both costs less money and is a better solution. So, thanks to the community for sharing and inspiring.
I get to go first! You'll see from my picture my current preferred method of dispatch, choke chain. I've tried a couple other ways and I'm very satisfied with this one. To make the loop I tied a bowline (https://www.animatedknots.com/bowline-knot) to each end and looped the rope through to anchor above and below, around the rabbit. Use more rope than you think you need. You can always shorten if it's too long, but standing on tippy toes to get the rabbit in isn't fun.
I would like to submit this video for the Wiki. It really helped me improve my process. From picking up the rabbit to getting the next it takes me 12 minutes.
I did 9 rabbits yesterday. It got hot and I had other chores to do so I stopped for the day. I don't know if the intent of the requested proof is to show a dead rabbit hanging upside down but I chose to not take a picture of that. If it is required, I have others I still need to process, but I would prefer not to.
Yesterday I corrected a rusty portion of my cart. I sanded until I ran out grit on my tool. An additional piece of equipment I should have used is a long sleeve shirt. It was very sunny, but not hot enough to get me thinking, and now my arms are burned. I'll probably never learn.