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I have stacks of plastic milk bottles that I'm saving for craft projects and for raised-bed-fillers; read somewhere that if they're put in plastic sacks they can "bulk-fill" the space. hadn't known about concrete, thanks! I was gong to use the sack-of-bottles as a frame for a concrete "boulder" but that's be on the ground, not under it. or maybe even over it!.
I've tried doing this Snake Lashing on small bamboo canes for a garden screen, it's not as easy as it looks! but then, never tried it sticks this small, so it might be a lot easier. I'm going to find out, anyway!
I've tried making my own skirts and lounging trousers, but I can never work out how much elastic to use in the waist. if I do the elastic at full stretch, how much to add? if I do it unstretched, how much to take off? is there some sort of formula?
I already have a turntable - I use an old cake icing one. I was more interested in the "shed" you've got the turntable in - what is it, or how did you make it?
ha, fairly typical! went to the Amazon.com link, then tried the same search in Amazon UK: it offered me beach tents and bed canopies. Added "paint" to the "small spray shelter" and it offered me barbecue lights! I'll have to get it from the US, it seems
I'd need to cut the lid on a mason jar anyway; long time since I've seen one, so no idea how thick those lids are. Still, worth thinking about, thanks.oh, is there a size limit for the jars? I have a stack of those mini-jam jars [like these if the link takes! if not, I got the link by putting "mini jam ras" in search] - don't know if those lids would be wide enough to take the solar panel unit.
such a simple idea! [once someone *else* has thought of it!]What about hanging loops for multi-level display? could a ire "handle be added?
Think it would look nice to have lights at different levels; adds the third dimension. Wonder if jam jars would do? I've got a lot more of them than I have mason jars!
I have several solar lights, all original "stake" type, bought at various times from various places. Some of them are still going at 3am - wish I could remember where I'd bought those!
thanks! I've got a ton of tiny seashells that I want to put in resin blocks, but couldn't find a "safe" resin; most of the how-to's I found involved cooking the mix, or high fume levels.
Thanks! I've been looking for a simple resin-casting how-to for ages, one that didn't involve heat or fumes [as I'm visually impaired and would need to get very close to the work] - I have tons of tiny seashells that I want to cast in blocks for paperweights and ornaments.
neat idea, thanks! this could be adapted for all sorts of hanging cords, using cord or rope as the core.
Thanks for that. There are horn "scales" for sale [whatever they are!], but searching for "bone" got me mostly bone handles for metal knives - same with "wood".I'm visually impaired, and need to work very close, so I think I'll skip horn! I usually wear goggles [mostly to protect my specs] and a mask - only a cheap dust mask, which is good enough for wood working.
ps would horn do as well?
nice one! I've been trying to find "how to make a knife" that didn't forging metal - I want a ceremonial athame for my pagan rituals; it'd be purely symbolic, so need for no razor-sharp edges. I did look at "knife blanks" but they're mostly macho clunky go-to-war blades. This sounds and looks ideal - once I can find the bone!
To have the imagination to even conceive it, the artistry to plan it, the skill and patience to bring it into reality - I'd have fallen at the first fence!
awesome. can't think of any other word, I'm just totally awed. Hat's off to you, sir
I also water from the top, but with bigger plants in bigger pots, or even in the ground, I wanted to make sure that the roots got plenty too
I haven't noticed any clustering, not that I thought to look for any but I'm sure I would have noticed if there'd been any. Maybe because the hole, though as small as I could make it, was still too big, the water spread right across the pot, rather than seeping in one place.I do like the idea of using pots as in this Instructable, but I try to take up as little space as possible - even with plastic bottles, I found I was having to use a pot larger than the plant size warranted, to get the bottle in without crowding the plant.Simplest one I've tried so far is a length of plastic tubing buried when potting, a couple of inches above the surface so water can be tipped in.
I use a plastic drinks bottle, size depending on size of pot, with a tiny hole at the bottom, and bury it as I pot the plant. The problem is to make the hole small enough for the water to drip-seep out, not gush! I did think of using wicking material to lead the water all around the plant, but not got round to that yet. The screw lid stops the water evaporating from the top
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