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this compost tumbler is portable it is also my first instructable
find a barrel with a lid you can get one at freecycle.org
Materials- barrel- plywood about the size of the barrel- 3 sets of skateboard wheels- 2 L brackets- a handle- 2 small blocks of wood bigger then the w...
with you drill make hole thoughout the whole barrel
drill on set of the wheels on bottom to one end
With the other wheels put them in the middle of the plywood on the other side about a foot and a half apart
put the handle on the same side that has the 2 sets of wheels but the other end of the wheels on bottom
put the wood that is the height of the barrel on the same side as handle but other end
put them on same side as the one set of wheels but to the other end and spread them apart
now put the barrel on the wheels and you are done
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I like the thoughts in your design; however, I think it may be difficult to execute when composting. First, the oddly shaped barrel will most likely not stay balanced on a single pair of wheels as the compost shifts inside the barrel when turning. A barrel shaped more like a complete column with two sets of wheels has always worked for me. Second, I really like the idea of moving the compost to where it is needed, but bigger/stronger wheels will be needed to roll over the lawn or garden paths. I have made several compost tumblers with the external wheels like your design and I may add the movability design in my next construction.
Posted:May 22, 2009
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