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John McDoodle

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New project today, Easy Garden Trellis Build Using 2x4's For Growing Cucumbers & Climbing Plants For Mom :)

2 months ago
Happy Mother's day all !  Last year Mom said she wanted a coat tree, so i made one using wood from the land including an actual tree which needed to be removed anyway.  This year mom said she wanted a cucumber trellis for her smaller garden at her new place which is in town.  She only requested that it be 4 ft tall and those were the only requests i had to work with.  

i measured her available garden area and i made this easy super simple effective trellis using simple 2x4's and some cattle type fencing wire mesh, or possibly concrete mesh.  Cucumbers are climbing plants which can be trained and they evidently do better when they can climb and grow something which can support the "fruits" or vegetables rather.  i like the rustic decor wood grain and rust look but i told her it should be painted for weather resistance.  

It turned out like this

i made this one about 2 years ago.  i call it the captains platform.  im still using it and i love the storage.  i made it all from my own ideas and ideals so i don't have plans made-up , i just started building the dimensions i wanted and ended up with something i'm proud of.  mine is smaller than a queen, more like a full double, but it sure would be easy to follow my build and make it a few inches wider.  i wanted more storage, and bigger drawers, and also have to possibility to throw out my old drawer dresser, or have a bed and dresser built into one.  for me it was for space saving but i can think of several reasons why this is an improvement. it doesn't squeek like my old one did , and i made the drawers nice and big 23"x23" and deep enough to accommodate far more than my old dresser drawers :)  i also have an idea to make a tray that sits on-top the side drawer to make a floating night stand but i haven't shown that idea yet.  but the bed itself is great i love it, let me know what you think.  i made the bed over two videos part1 and part 2.
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part2
5 months ago
a little video update on this 40 lb propane tank wood stove :)

8 months ago
the idea i had was this
8 months ago
yes the final stack does make quite a difference in overall performance!  what does the steam do?

take care!
8 months ago
does coffee count as breakfast?  lol  asking for a friend ;)
8 months ago
i was thinking "header coating" before i saw your photo lol.   headers now are commonly made from stainless steel , which i think is also corrosion resistant, never rusts, and can take more heat than regular steel headers.  i used a stainless steel sleeve liner in the original one.  i thought yours was 100 lbs also?   i made 2 different pellet baskets.  one simple which fits the vertical feed tube, and another is a jet type burner, its more complex and fits inside the burn tube rather than the feed tube.  im in canada also!  
8 months ago
i recently saw a thread that sparked my memory.  im an "idea guy" , i always have at least a dozen ideas ready but never the time and resources to accomplish them all by myself.  here's the idea i had which i recently tried to explain to a member but i think it might be best explained in this concept diagram i made comparing a residential propane hot water tank to an idea of something similar, without the propane.  these tanks have a central heat riser built in, and a pressure relief valve built in.  
8 months ago
this is how they work, the "TP Valve" is a pressure relief valve, they are found on every hot water tank , they will release pressure before any emergency arises, and they are threaded, so if you are concerned for any reason you can thread a garden hose onto the relief and run it to a drain.  that likely wont be necessary because this is proven technology.  that's what the relief valve is for, but i've never seen one actually need to relief, but it's there just incase, just specifically for that reason :)  
8 months ago