Sometimes the solution to problems are so close to your face that you can’t see them at all. Continue reading “Biochar kiln Update”
Do we really need all that plastic in the garden? Continue reading “Gardening Without Plastic: Wooden Worm Tower”
Some improvements to the original design. Continue reading “A Better Composting Drum”
Good Design doesn’t just happen. Continue reading “Improved Mounting Block”
Sometimes it’s just not your fault. Continue reading “When Stuff Doesn’t Work”
Make something useful. Continue reading “A Cure For The Blues.”
The temperature data looks promising. Continue reading “Double Wall Hoop house – Results”
Okay, I needed some quick shelves to store some emergency supplies. As usual, a couple of free pallets from my local lumber yard, a handful of deck Screws, and my trusty DeWalt saw and driver and presto! Instant shelves! Continue reading “Modular Shelving using Pallets”
By adding a second layer of plastic with and air space between, I hope to ameliorate the extreme temperature fluctuations in my small hoop house. Continue reading “Double Wall Hoop House”
Need a sawhorse in a hurry? Why not use a pallet?
Today’s project was born out of frustration. The last several projects I have done have required me to bend over, squat down and kneel on the ground, all because my work surfaces were cluttered and my saw horses were all in use.
Clearly I needed some sort of quickie work surface that I could drag around outside, that I didn’t care if it got nicked or trashed. But it had to be easy to build…. and inexpensive…. and not require yet another trip to the hardware store.
Looking around the shop I saw a pallet, some old 2x4s and some lag screws. Perfect. Cut the pallet in half, cut the 2x4s at 10 degrees, drill some pilot holes and lag 8 screws into it and presto! Instant saw table.
Sometimes the best designs are the ones you don.t agonize over.
Back Of the Napkin Plans: