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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 10:00 pm

wow I almost needed a man for a minute
darn funny
Beautiful job, now I want one of them..... for when my compost gets ripe...

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/30/2012, 10:16 pm


Beautiful job, now I want one of them..... for when my compost gets ripe...

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Post  camprn on 3/30/2012, 10:22 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:

Beautiful job, now I want one of them..... for when my compost gets ripe...

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I could use one of those.... Shocked
or a wife.... Shocked Shocked

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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 11:03 pm

oh yes, a man is always useful when the compost becomes ripe, to make a sifter for me..... praise

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Post  GWN on 3/30/2012, 11:05 pm

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Speak for yourself! Without him I would have to do the DISHES!

I used to have a fridge magnet that said "give me a man with dishpan hands"
....... and I got one....... cheers

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Post  plantoid on 3/30/2012, 11:54 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:Nice job kb

Nice miter job by the way too!

Wink There should have been a man involved in the design & manufacture . Nice mitres or not , they ought to have been dovetailed or lapped mitred joints .

The mesh ought to be in a groove & pinned in to secure it not held in with half a pound of galv clout nails , the sharp edges would then be hidden and not likely to scratch any gals delicate non dish washing hands. Laughing



Other than that .......... not a bad effort Very Happy

This post was promogulated by :- A Non redunadant , very much used and loved old , bald headed man who is solar powered & posessor of a top of the range bosh dish washer . Cool

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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 12:49 am


Other than that .......... not a bad effort

This post was promogulated by :- A Non redunadant , very much used and loved old , bald headed man who is solar powered & posessor of a top of the range bosh dish washer .

But all and all a guy with a lot of gall...... Smile

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/31/2012, 7:44 am

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Here is my soil sifter, made it this morning inbetween cups of tea. I sent hubby the picture he said " cool, now get it off the table !"




We must be married to twins! The usual comment here is "When do we get the dining room back?"

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/31/2012, 7:49 am

@plantoid wrote:
@RoOsTeR wrote:Nice job kb

Nice miter job by the way too!

Wink There should have been a man involved in the design & manufacture . Nice mitres or not , they ought to have been dovetailed or lapped mitred joints .

The mesh ought to be in a groove & pinned in to secure it not held in with half a pound of galv clout nails , the sharp edges would then be hidden and not likely to scratch any gals delicate non dish washing hands. Laughing



Stlll looks better than mine would, as I don't do miters! Mine will have the overlapped corners of the easypeasy SFG box, made with my delicate non-dishwashing hands. I have to keep those fingernails in good condition for their trimming with a circular saw!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/31/2012, 8:22 am

Razz Too funny.

Gwn, sorry your thread got totally derailed. Razz I do love your new seed spacer. And your HUSBAND!!! did a fine job with the handle. Very creative (must be the palmolive)
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I thought I would share my new seed spacer.
I got the idea from a thread here, and my husband added the handle, so you can STAMP the squares standing up.


One side for carrots and one side for peas (not that I planted Carrots yet) Smile

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Post  kbb964 on 3/31/2012, 8:31 am

Thanks for the good Morning laugh all !
Plantoid I should have guessed you were WELSH lol!

We hijacked the thread, still think Gwn's seed spacer tool is flipping awesome and I want to make one !

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/31/2012, 9:18 am

@kbb964 wrote:Thanks for the good Morning laugh all !
Plantoid I should have guessed you were WELSH lol!

We hijacked the thread, still think Gwn's seed spacer tool is flipping awesome and I want to make one !

+1000! (Guilty Hijacker)

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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 9:39 am

Isn't that what thread are for. :scratch:

I do admit I DID HAVE to ask my husband what those very large nail heads were...

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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/31/2012, 4:32 pm

I love the idea of a hole stamping tool! So cool!

Although it looks like it would be dangerous with the wrong intent, kinda like a family member giving you a heavy cast iron skillet for a wedding gift when they're not too sure of your spousal choice...

just saying!


GWN...is that you or Meg Ryan?

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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 6:01 pm

GWN...is that you or Meg Ryan?
You are so kind....

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/31/2012, 6:04 pm

@AvaDGardner wrote:...Although it looks like it would be dangerous with the wrong intent, kinda like a family member giving you a heavy cast iron skillet for a wedding gift when they're not too sure of your spousal choice...

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Post  plantoid on 3/31/2012, 6:12 pm

Yet another seed spacing device ...... it looks like now that you've shown me yours I'll have to show you mine.. Pictures to follow hopefuly tomorrow .

PS. Im not Welsh .... as I only have eight fingers and two thumbs evenly spread over both hands instead of one hand Laughing I'm from Yorkshire ..bringing in new better pedigree breeding stock to the area.Wink

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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/31/2012, 7:25 pm

@plantoid wrote:PS. Im not Welsh .... as I only have eight fingers and two thumbs evenly spread over both hands instead of one hand Laughing I'm from Yorkshire ..bringing in new better pedigree breeding stock to the area.Wink

Naughty naughty! The Welsh have beautiful features! Just look at Cathryn Zeta Jones (Douglas)!

My grandfather was Welsh, and we're grateful he improved the facial bone structure of the family line (clean jaw lines & no more beaks for noses) - not to mention our typing speeds with all those extra digits! Very Happy

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Post  GWN on 3/31/2012, 8:36 pm

not to mention our typing speeds with all those extra digits!
... very good... :lolsignwave:

Say are they helpful pulling weeds too...
At least that is where my head.... or my fingers are at today....

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Post  plantoid on 4/3/2012, 3:04 pm

Here you are as promised but a few days late .. my seed spacers .





The bottom picture shows a migration from the rigid masks to me using up some spare buytl pond liner off cuts . Each buytl square is 13 inches x 13 inches . They should allow weed suppression and easier ID. of the sprouting seets as they turn into valid plants . This mask is a trial for some early carrots that were sown Sunday against some that were just sown using the perspex mask and taking it away .

We had a decent splash of rain yesterday and today there were a few weeds poking through one or two of the holes .. snip with they scissors and they are gone .

What I like about this idea is that the local squizzers , birds & moggies are leaving the covered square foot alone , whereas before , quite often a whole square was totally wrecked by them .. I've also started using strong 8 inch long seed labels to deter them..


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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/3/2012, 3:13 pm

BRILLIANT!

What are the water bottles doing? Mini hot-houses?

What is the seed spacer material used for normally? The top pic looks like sink liners, only transluscent.

How did you cut the holes?

If you had one for every square, you won't need the square markers any more. Weed protection too!

LOVE IT!

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Post  GWN on 4/3/2012, 3:24 pm

WOW plantoid, LOVE the cloches, are they those water container...

It would seem that the black ones would keep down weeds better.



SO do you have several of these things?

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Post  plantoid on 4/3/2012, 3:35 pm

I'd have to have 108 for the veg plots in a specific ratio so there'd be too many .

No ..once the plants are up and showing I'll carefully lift the mask off or in a few cases leave them in place for lettuce carrots. perhaps .

The transparent masks are made from some recycled plastic window sheeting held onto when I demolished a many windowed painting shed/studio that was here when we purchased the place ..my glass house now occupies part of the footprint.

makin the holes was a doddle... we have two full colour lazer jet printers that yse refillable cartridges.. i purchased a set of the filler powder and also purchased the soldering iron mounted tool that lets you quickly melt a 3/4 inch hole in the plastic cartridge case...i tried it on a bit of scrap window sheet and after ten seconds or so it melted out a clean hole , tried the same on some of the Buytl pond loner and got an even better clean hole.

I then set about making the clear masks as I wanted . After this it srtuck me that the piond liner might be usefull after all so I cut up one off 13 x 13 inch square of liner using a craft knife and a cut to size piecer of plywood ..( I did not wanted to risk wrecking the clear masks ) , laid the clear mask over it and carefully took out the buytl by using the remover down each hole.

I then had a brainwave and used myold fashioned pull down curved bladed paper guillotine to slice ut the buytl to approx sizes and melted out six thicknesses at a time.

I've also made elongated slits 1/2 wide in some 4 inch x 12 inch strips to sow radish and spring salad onions through so my square foot runs as salad stuff, , spring onion , radish and salad stuff all ijn one square.

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Post  plantoid on 4/3/2012, 3:51 pm

Yes they are the " office drinking water" dispencer barrels .. I got the four that were there

I scored them from out of a dumpster " after asking " where an office was closed down & was about to be refurbished .

They are very difficult to cut in half with a hacksaw blade wrapped in lots of insulating tape , as they are a sod to get started and are made of some of the toughtest plastic I've ever encountered . Each barrel took over fiften minutes of continuous sawing , I didnt want to use an electric jigsaw or a thin blade on the angle grinder as they would get hot and melt the plastic ,which could cause breakage of the blades ,so it was a simple cool cut by hand instead.

To get the half height I made a stack of books to the desired height and put a permanant marker on them , then rotated the barrel round whilst it was touching the pen .. ..result ... instant mid marked line on all barrels in a matter of seconds .

I made the saw teeth run towards me , so it was a pull saw rather than a push one , incase the blade snapped as I was pushing my hand forward .. I've seen some nasty workshop rashes on the hands and wrists people who didn't get iit right.

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Post  GWN on 4/3/2012, 4:31 pm

made the saw teeth run towards me , so it was a pull saw rather than a push one , incase the blade snapped as I was pushing my hand forward .. I've seen some nasty workshop rashes on the hands and wrists people who didn't get iit right.
Sounds like a case where you should go out with a "prophylactic tourniquet" on.......Razz

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