The wall clock I made using the end of a wine barrel was apparently too heavy for the picture hanging bracket and it bent and broke. Luckily I noticed before it fell off the wall. So I decided it was time to fabricate a beefy hanger for it that won't fail.
This has re-kindled my interest in Indian Clubs. It is an old, Victorian style of exercise, which is probably the most effective upper body exercise I've ever done for general health, fitness and endurance. I think I'll carve some clubs in various weights and get back into it!
Pizza!! One of our favs. Used a dough recipe that is simply flour water yeast salt. We had leftover pizza sauce from a few weeks ago, it's made of tomato paste, tomato sauce, oregano, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.
I love wearing very well worn cotton t-shirts because they are so comfortable, to the point where they start getting holes around the shoulder area, but eventually they do become rags, especially if also stained like this one.
Cam and Robert those are all great! It sounds like you both could use one i made the other day.
I was trying to weld continuously on a round piece of scrap and I had difficulty turning it while allowing for an even bead so I used my grinder to make a point on a bolt and put it through my table with a nut and lockwasher now I just use a center punch on the center to lightly mark the bottom of the project and it stays in place and spins evenly with little effort all from scrap!
This mallet is similar to the club style mallet. However, this mallet is made out of two pieces of wood instead of one, and is also made by only using hand tools and no glue.
With this mallet, a dry piece of wood serves as the handle, fitting in to the green wood head (freshly cut piece of wood). The idea is that the green wood head will shrink and further tighten itself to the handle.
A hole is made all the way through the head, which the handle is inserted into. This should be a very basic and simply built mallet, able to be built pretty quickly.
Wooden mallets have many uses in carpentry. They can be used to hit wood pieces to join and fit together and can also be used to strike shaping tools without damaging the striking surface.
Be safe when using hand tools, work at your own risk, and enjoy building!
- Green (fresh) head
- Dry handle passes all the way through the head
- Big enough to be useful. At least as big and heavy as a common hammer
- No wedge
- Made with hand tools only
To get certified for this BB, post three pics.
- Your chunks of wood that you are starting with (one is clearly green and the other dry)
- Progress about half way through, with the hand tools you have decided to use for this
- Final product
I like your latest version. It looks great and I think that the W is very visible. With a logo like that I don’t think that something like the W has to be glaringly obvious, it’s just a nice feature of the design.
Mike Haasl wrote:Maybe I missed it but I don't see anything in the "grease hinges" BB that says the hinges need to be squeaky...
Mike, you are right. It was because of the videos/articles mentioned I thought so (" - How to Lubricate a Squeaky Door
- How to Silence a Squeking Hinge
- Door Repair 101: How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge, Gaps, and More")
So all I have to do is find the right grease product.
They make a rubber "balloon" that you hook up to your garden hose.
Slide it down the sewer cleanout and when you turn on the water it expands to seal against the inside
then the water pressure comes out the end and shoves stuff down the line
and pushes water through the clog.
It won't remove roots but it will help make a path through them.
Then lye to dissolve maybe hydrocloric acid but not at the same time or they will expand because it's an acid/ alkalye mix.
Or copper sulfate to kill the roots.
Then dig it up and replace the clay tile with plastic pipe.
Years ago I found socks in a home-shoppers catalog made with metallic thread. They were advertised as helping cold feet, so I bought a pair.
They work by reflecting body heat back, so I put them on first with a pair of heavy wool socks over the top. (Wool has wonderful insulation properties!) The metallic socks really help! When I wear them, I don't feel like my feet are two painful blocks of ice.
The only negative I have is that they have gotten runs in them over the years.
Those catalogs seem to be a thing of the past, so I'm not sure who sells these anymore.
Just before planting the latest trees, I had read the "How to Plant Trees" chapter in Peter Bane's Permaculture Handbook. He suggests throwing down some cardboard to catch the soil from the tree-hole so it doesn't all disappear into the grass. This works well, and makes it easy to tip the cardboard at the end to pour the rest of the crumbs where you need them.
Hahahaha I saw it in the recent and didn't even look at the date!
Thanks for looking out Mike!
But, hey, it seems like a good place to post a bunch of other radio shows he's been on recently:
Paul Wheaton on the Dr Pat show I actually had a chance to listen to a bunch of this one, and I really liked it. Dr Pat does a great job of connecting the Building a Better World book to our current issues in society.
(July 12, 2020) A lot of us do our very best to make the natural world around us a little bit better. We grow some of our own food. We reuse, reduce and recycle. We try to keep energy costs down. (At least, I hope we do.) We compost (more on that in a little bit.) We swap out our incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents and LEDs (more on that in a little bit.) But we’re pikers when compared to a guy named Paul Wheaton. He has co-authored what could be described as an essential extreme permaculture primer.
Skip to a specific segment in this podcast
3:41 Horticulturist Melinda Myers
47:16 Permaculturist Paul Wheaton
1:25:19 Meteorologist Rick DiMaio
There's a more in-depth summary there, but it was a bit long, so I didn't want to copy it all. Sounds like there was probably a good discussion, because the host is a big fan of native plant sancuaties
Adam Chadek wrote:I agree, this is amazing, thank you so much!
This might be addressed somewhere in the PEP forums, but I was wondering if maybe a "To Do" list would be created to help laser focus people's attention on the overall immediate priorities and then longer term actions with such a large and ambitious project?
I think that would help everyone understand at a glance how to help keep moving the project forward and not stall. We use a "list of open points" at my work very successfully to help keep track of the 2,000 things going on at any one point in time.
In my question, I was thinking more about how everyone can help you to develop the entire program to see what assistance you need to develop badge levels that don't exist yet at this time. I thought maybe a simple spreadsheet with your wish list would be cool to see what you would request next to delegate to all of us minions.
It did, I forgot to update this. The sharpening of the tines still isn't really even, but they really handled the situation well. My money was refunded for the stall fork and they sent a new garden fork. They didn't even ask me to return the old ones, or pay for shipping. I'm very happy with their customer service.
I LOVE beets! Might be a cultural preference. I love all root veg. Winters gets me all excited for all manner of root crops, like beets and swedes. My other half gets this deplorable look every time he sees one of those big monsters show up on the countertop, haha.
Beets do not all taste the same. In my experience, the lighter the beet, the sweeter they get (up until you get sugar beets, which is what my grandfathers family farmed back in Cork.)
I love my cylindras. I feel like its maximum beet for the same space, since they grow nice and long like a big potato, lol. I feel they have a classic beet taste. To me its not a taste like dirt, but it is an earthy flavour. Last year I grew golden beets and choggias as well. The goldens tasted like a mild and sweeter version of the cylindras, and the choggias were somewhere between. Growing the choggias again this year, but not the goldens.
I find roasting beets brings out a lot of natural sweetness, and the goldens basically turned into candy lol. We ended up esting most of those sliced and dressed raw in salads, they were very sweet. The choggias, to me, taste milder than other red beets, but not as sweet as those yellows. The striped interior is really something to look at, so those will all be my raw sliced salad beets this year.
I am not certain how much effort you want to put into fabrication, but I am in a similar situation, and I have seen a number of YouTube videos detailing numerous different specialized work bench builds. Perhaps you could adapt one to your needs?
Chris I would really like to see more about your project as it goes.
I believe the local barber would probably be a good place so long as he's the owner. I fwel like there might be more regulation or policy to get in the way if it were a corporate chain. I know that when I collected coffee grounds for a composting experiment that Starbucks mostly told me they weren't allowed to give it away then another location said I could have it but it will have other trash mixed in and ill have to get it from the dumlster but a local coffee shop actually gave me a gift card for coming and picking the stuff up.
I wonder what the r value of hair would be. It usually keeps my face and head pretty warm. We could stuff the walls of a shed with it for insulation little by little but that would probably be done better by collecting large volumes from a barber of stylist like you mentioned.
I just thought that perhaps it could be used to make fine paintbrushes for artists. Now that would be an intimate gift for an artistically inclined loved one. Brushes made of you by you.
In my area (CT and neighboring NY) they are an at risk plant. IMHO they should never be dug up root and all from any wild place. I have a small patch on my property that was a rescue from a patch that was heartbreakingly being bulldozed. But in the wild I only harvest one leaf from a few plants in every patch- it should look like no one was every there. I have sewn seeds without any luck.
To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- you must plant at least 12 species of plants for hummingbirds
- you must plant at least 200 seeds
- bulbs are ok for Sand level
To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- post a list of the 12 species of plants you are planting for hummingbirds and mention when they bloom
- post a picture that obviously has 200 or more seeds
- post a short video (less that two minutes - sped up) showing these 200 seeds being planted