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  Topic: Keeping the bark on wood
JB

Replies: 4
Views: 619
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 20 4:02 pm   Subject: Keeping the bark on wood
She did not go into details, but big enough that the bark could provide some interesting texture, small enough that it looks like it should hold a light and not be the main support in a cruck house.
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  Topic: Keeping the bark on wood
JB

Replies: 4
Views: 619
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 20 11:09 am   Subject: Keeping the bark on wood
I've made a number of lamps recently (leds behind sumblimation prints, leds embedded into picture frames and just simple standard lamps) Mrs JB wants to try a variation on this. She wants a table lamp ...
  Topic: Science geek soap question
JB

Replies: 11
Views: 3822
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 20 10:26 am   Subject: Science geek soap question
Doing some home education with my son and one of our current topics is soaps and oils.

So maggie and Alistair were looking at emulsifiers and miscibility in the kitchen while I was making models of ...
  Topic: Question inspired by Shrek!
JB

Replies: 9
Views: 5232
PostForum: Poultry   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 20 9:48 pm   Subject: Question inspired by Shrek!
and when I saw the subject of "question inspired by Shrek" my first through was "can you make a candle from earwax?"
  Topic: spray for cleaning door handles etc
JB

Replies: 11
Views: 7365
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 20 12:21 am   Subject: spray for cleaning door handles etc
Soap is the basic weapon against many virii. Many of them have lipid membranes so soap destroys that. Hand gels, alcohols sprays etc. are probably popular because they seem more medical. In practice s ...
  Topic: Manure or legumes
JB

Replies: 12
Views: 6286
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 20 1:22 am   Subject: Manure or legumes
If you have a plot that you want to use next year but were expecting to leave fallow for a year would you choose to manure it or plant a nitrogen fixing crop?

I have just such a bed in the garden w ...
  Topic: Learning to weld
JB

Replies: 19
Views: 81568
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 18 10:14 pm   Subject: Learning to weld
The sorts of projects I have in mind are just constructing frameworks for things like shelving in my storage areas. Constructing / repairing the big open BBQs we use for the scouts. Supports framework ...
  Topic: Learning to weld
JB

Replies: 19
Views: 81568
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 18 1:20 pm   Subject: Learning to weld
Simple question ... what is the best way for someone who has never tried welding to learn to weld?

A quick look at learn to weld courses locally suggested they were all coming up as very expensive. ...
  Topic: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
JB

Replies: 9
Views: 44103
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed May 31, 17 3:33 pm   Subject: Starting a reluctant hedgetrimmer
OK it wont start. A squirt of lighter fuel in the cylinder gets it to fire sdo I obviously have, spark and compression. SO what's next to try?
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Fri Jul 22, 16 2:44 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Give me a clue what area you are in as I have a friend who wants to loose some rubble/stone and so you could probably be selective, by taking some and if you have a long enough trench all of the hardc ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 11:23 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
Ta!

In this case down the slope is better. It will then join to the existing french drain further down. By that point hopefully enough has soaked away to not puddle. If it does then I just repeat t ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 10:44 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
OK - a few buildery questions about french drains.

20mm or 40mm aggregate to fill it?

DPM (impermeable keeps the drain clear) or woven geotex (permeable so helps drainage but will it let silt an ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 16 8:12 am   Subject: removing roots from a drain
In my case I am planning on building a long french drain. So instead of a cube it will be a trench and allow it to flow down the length of the garden. It is on clay so may well not soak away but if it ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 3:32 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
I'll probably dig out the trench and replace the french drain. I'll still put in the new rodding point but I want to make it so that its cover is not water tight. Then if it blocks again it will overf ...
  Topic: removing roots from a drain
JB

Replies: 34
Views: 128797
PostForum: Land Management   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 16 2:24 pm   Subject: removing roots from a drain
well done for getting the first one,it might be another plastic/ceramic junction you need to find at the site of the blockage or the "soakaway" might just be a pipe end in the natural.

the garden w ...
 
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