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  Topic: Leatherwork
hairyhippy

Replies: 24
Views: 9953
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue Jul 05, 11 9:45 pm   Subject: Leatherwork
I built my forge from a bbq out of a skip, an ikea table leg and a budget hairdryer from Adsa

There's a chap around the corner who welds traintracks for a living and I blagged a length ...
  Topic: making socks, numpty sock learning challenge...
hairyhippy

Replies: 83
Views: 14258
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Aug 04, 10 4:50 pm   Subject: making socks, numpty sock learning challenge...
It's always the heel that I have problems with. I've tried several times to no avail. Does anyone have any pointers?
  Topic: Bike maintenance article request
hairyhippy

Replies: 44
Views: 120084
PostForum: Authors Corner   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 10 4:44 pm   Subject: Bike maintenance article request
I could have a go, are there any guide lines on submitting an article / article content?
  Topic: Bike maintenance article request
hairyhippy

Replies: 44
Views: 120084
PostForum: Authors Corner   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 10 9:37 pm   Subject: Bike maintenance article request
Did anyone ever put together a cycle maintenance article?
  Topic: mini greenhouses/tomato houses
hairyhippy

Replies: 18
Views: 4714
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 10 9:28 pm   Subject: mini greenhouses/tomato houses
I just bought a new cover for our four tier one for 3.99 from Wilkos.
  Topic: Asparagus
hairyhippy

Replies: 31
Views: 4814
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 10 9:16 pm   Subject: Asparagus
Mine have been in two years. I have a few spears but no foliage yet. Can I pick this year or should I wait until next year?
  Topic: water butts wanted
hairyhippy

Replies: 23
Views: 6012
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 06 5:40 pm   Subject: water butts wanted
On a related point, does anyone know from whence I can get a, presumably, standard tap for a water butt?


Peter.

Our branch of Wilkos had them in today.
  Topic: Chilli tips
hairyhippy

Replies: 20
Views: 5671
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 06 4:12 pm   Subject: Chilli tips
Can I ask what people are feeding there chilli plants?
  Topic: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
hairyhippy

Replies: 11
Views: 3796
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 06 5:37 pm   Subject: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
You haven't met our neighbours
  Topic: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
hairyhippy

Replies: 11
Views: 3796
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 06 5:50 pm   Subject: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
Well, I haven't had very good results form the bottle hexperiments.

I did some holes with a heated needle and these proved to be too large, with 1.5 l bottle emptying lin 10 or 15 minutes.

I the ...
  Topic: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
hairyhippy

Replies: 11
Views: 3796
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 26, 06 4:15 pm   Subject: Plastic bottle irrigation hole diameter
I've got some plastic bottles that I'm going to stick upside down in our new raised bed to keep it moist whilst we are away for five days next week. How many holes and of what size holes do I need to ...
  Topic: Bike maintenance article request
hairyhippy

Replies: 44
Views: 120084
PostForum: Authors Corner   Posted: Fri May 19, 06 7:57 pm   Subject: Bike maintenance article request
www.sheldonbrown.com is a great free resource for all things bicycle.

I used his instructions to make and true my own wheels amongst other things

But as a minimum make sure your brakes work, y ...
  Topic: Preservative for raised bed timber
hairyhippy

Replies: 34
Views: 19418
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Fri May 19, 06 3:57 pm   Subject: Preservative for raised bed timber
Thank you for all of your replies.

I have been rooting around in the garage and I have come across a tin of yacht varnish, a polyurethane based product. It says that it is suitable for outdoor use ...
  Topic: Leggy pale lettuce
hairyhippy

Replies: 4
Views: 1944
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Thu May 18, 06 5:04 pm   Subject: Leggy pale lettuce
They are in one of those four tiered mini greenhouse things getting not quite full sun. I am in the process of trying to get them hardened off before planting in the next week or so, so they are sort ...
  Topic: paper pots
hairyhippy

Replies: 12
Views: 3944
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu May 18, 06 4:59 pm   Subject: paper pots
Someone posted a link to a way of making them by origami. I got completely hooked but in the middle of winter and ended up using them to light the fire

I'll look for the link

yer tiz

http: ...
 
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