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  Topic: Farm land birds still bumping along at the bottom
Falstaff

Replies: 35
Views: 18636
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 2:34 am   Subject: Farm land birds still bumping along at the bottom
Species Not included -

Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay, Grey Squirrel, "Domestic" Cat, Mink, Heron, Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrow Hawk, Cormorant, Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Gosha ...
  Topic: Farm land birds still bumping along at the bottom
Falstaff

Replies: 35
Views: 18636
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 2:06 am   Subject: Farm land birds still bumping along at the bottom


The 19 species on the farmland bird index are: Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Lapwing, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Turtle Dove, Jackdaw, Rook, Skylark, Starling, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Linnet, Green ...
  Topic: Look at me!
Falstaff

Replies: 13
Views: 9234
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 15 1:22 am   Subject: Look at me!
That's interesting OL - did you buy the original "seed" - or was it supermarket stock (I've only ever done "Supermarket" and been disappointed although I can grow most stuff ok)
  Topic: Puff !
Falstaff

Replies: 4
Views: 4537
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 15 12:26 am   Subject: Puff !
Problem with the link Bodger ?

Shame as I'm struggling to utilise all the Blewitts this year !
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 15 12:03 am   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
(I'll try it with a big plumbers torch as I don't have a forge ! )

mapp gas instead of propane for higher temp?

Thanks for the advice Slim - I just realised I have a decent sized BBQ - an ...
  Topic: Green DIY Projects - ideas please
Falstaff

Replies: 36
Views: 63590
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Dec 08, 15 12:00 am   Subject: Green DIY Projects - ideas please
Nest boxes ! 1 1/8 " hole for tits - 1 1/4" for sparrows
  Topic: Green DIY Projects - ideas please
Falstaff

Replies: 36
Views: 63590
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 15 7:45 pm   Subject: Green DIY Projects - ideas please
Baskets, Bean sticks, Walking sticks, propagating seedlings for sale (Tomatoes and runner beans maybe ? ) Hardwood cuttings are good to be taken this time of year for sale next summer and if you can s ...
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 15 7:34 pm   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Ash is best for tool handles, as it is resilient so deadens the shock of hitting anything. Hope it goes well.

Thank you Mistress Rose - Been out today and found a piece of ash which should be ...
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 15 7:26 pm   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Don't tread on one, he's done nothing to you. There might come a day when he's treading on you.

Sorry Nick - You've lost me mate !

You've corrected your typo. You originally asked for ant a ...
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Dec 04, 15 1:08 am   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Heating the tang won`t lose the temper in the blade,unless you leave it in the fire so long that you can see the heat traveling up the blade,
that is how they were fitted.

Thank you Ty - I was hop ...
  Topic: Weird wine !
Falstaff

Replies: 7
Views: 5658
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 15 11:36 pm   Subject: Weird wine !
So its you that is causing global warming,lol.

You'd certainly think so from some other threads - wouldn't you ?

However if I believed a word of it - I'd plead "pre- industrial era processes" : ...
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 15 11:17 pm   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
You can get heat sink putty stuff which may let you heat the tang without affecting the temper of the blade: try your local welding supplier.

ETA: This kind of thing: http://www.frost.co.uk/cold-fr ...
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 15 11:03 pm   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Don't tread on one, he's done nothing to you. There might come a day when he's treading on you.

Sorry Nick - You've lost me mate !
  Topic: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Falstaff

Replies: 14
Views: 17099
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 15 10:49 pm   Subject: New handle for my Bill- hook ?
Clearly an antique - but like most vintage tools, it takes and holds an edge and is a joy to use.

However the handle is split right through and basically is in two halves, held together by the fer ...
  Topic: Weird wine !
Falstaff

Replies: 7
Views: 5658
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 15 10:29 pm   Subject: Weird wine !
It's slowing down !

I think it will be starting to clear within a week !
 
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