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  Topic: Brood in the super...
vickersdc

Replies: 4
Views: 5507
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun May 25, 14 9:19 pm   Subject: Brood in the super...
Thanks for that... I was a bit concerned that the drones would not be able to escape from the super.

I presume the 'wrinkly, sunken' honey stores shown in the photo above are ok too?
  Topic: Brood in the super...
vickersdc

Replies: 4
Views: 5507
PostForum: The Apiary   Posted: Sun May 25, 14 8:57 pm   Subject: Brood in the super...
Hi,

Myself and BahamaMama are new bee keepers, and loving it... but there is so much to learn!

Anyway, we have had our bees for one week (actually 8 days), and without going through the entire s ...
  Topic: New woodfuel documentary...
vickersdc

Replies: 0
Views: 4846
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 13 11:46 pm   Subject: New woodfuel documentary...
Hello,

I'm currently in the pre-production phase of my new documentary about the woodfuel industry, and it's been amazing to find that many key people in the industry are only too pleased to help. ...
  Topic: Video and mushroom ident...
vickersdc

Replies: 5
Views: 6693
PostForum: Foraging   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 12 9:54 am   Subject: Video and mushroom ident...
I spend quite a bit of my time working out in the woods teaching forestry; whilst out this week there were lots and lots of mushrooms, but two types in particular seemed to dominate. So, to aid identi ...
  Topic: Making A Coracle
vickersdc

Replies: 4
Views: 1606
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 29, 12 1:53 pm   Subject: Making A Coracle
I'm hoping it'll be good to go by the end of the show, plus I've brought some Birch to make a paddle with too
  Topic: Too poor for DIY
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 9736
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon May 28, 12 9:33 am   Subject: Too poor for DIY
Hi JB... where are you located? I only ask as I'm very lucky to have a pretty well stocked workshop (well half of the garage!) and if you happen to be close to the Surrey / Hampshire border could prob ...
  Topic: Making A Coracle
vickersdc

Replies: 4
Views: 1606
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon May 28, 12 8:59 am   Subject: Making A Coracle
Hi All,

I'm doing my annual Bath & West Show pilgrimage, with the usual demonstrations in the Woodlands & Wildlife arena of tree climbing and directional felling with the aid of a heavy hor ...
  Topic: DS Courier server between North Wales and Farnham, Surrey
vickersdc

Replies: 10
Views: 2388
PostForum: Trading Post   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 11 12:40 pm   Subject: DS Courier server between North Wales and Farnham, Surrey
Now that reminds me of a time many years ago, when I was trying to impress a girl that I had met on the Fastnet Challenge. We met up near Southampton at the boat club and I took one of the dinghies ou ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 11 7:54 am   Subject: DIY Bucket!
As the aim is to create a sort of itinerant photographers cart 'thing' (you can tell I've thought this through can't you?!) and this bucket will carry the water needed for the chemicals, however I fig ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 9:19 pm   Subject: DIY Bucket!
The great bucket project continues!

This is it after being glued up and the strapping removed:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s9IGe5euOK0/TnJoasdx_ZI/AAAAAAAAAuw/5XPmjxUggug/s400/15092011808 ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 2:41 pm   Subject: DIY Bucket!
It most certainly isn't.

It's what I meant, but I was careful not to advertise it, in case women folk had learnt to use computers.

Gosh! Aren't we fortunate that they don't have to worry their p ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 11:44 am   Subject: DIY Bucket!
I think the most sensible option for the tap is the local pub. Clearly, it'll need research, so you may want to see how they perform several times. As they are wood, they will change according to te ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 11:39 am   Subject: DIY Bucket!
Have you thought about making your own pine tar or birch tar to treat the inside with?

Unfortunately for me (and fortunately for BahamaMama) I don't have a great deal of Birch to cut down ...
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 11:37 am   Subject: DIY Bucket!
So many great ideas, thank you. Keep 'em coming
  Topic: DIY Bucket!
vickersdc

Replies: 23
Views: 7814
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 11 11:10 am   Subject: DIY Bucket!
The thing is with the taps, is that I could buy one off the 'net for 2... but where's the fun in that?
 
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