Instructables: exploring - workshop - compost - compost_guide Fri, 22 May 2015 16:53:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 SoilMaster 18,000 (prototype) jellysix I've been wanting to build myself a composter for quite a while now. A few months ago some family of friends gave me a bunch of these 15 gallon plastic jugs, so I set about a plan to put them to use. Due to the limited volume (I certainly would have preferred 55 gallon drums), I decided it would b...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2008 00:12:27 PDT
Compost Tumbler
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewtmeyer This is my first attempt at an instructable and my first attempt at making a compost tumbler. The research I've done on different compost bins leads me to believe this style works best. 55 gal. barrels / drums This seems to be the toughest step for DIY'ers trying to make a compost tumbler. Wh...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2008 20:42:28 PDT
Convenient composter
Convenient composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> ecogeeko We all know that compost is good for the garden; we also know that it is a pain to maintain and can smell pretty nasty if not done properly. I have done a little investigation into composting methods and contraptions and I present here my take on the subject. One of the main requirements that I wa...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:15:21 PDT
compost bin
compost bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> ic517 I've seen a few compost bin designs online and took a little from each one and came up with this. you can take yard clipping ,leaves and kitchen scraps. any organic material will work ,just never put meat in a compost bin. when its done cooking you have nutrient rich soil that you can use for all ki...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2008 14:46:42 PDT
Trommel Compost Sifter
Trommel Compost Sifter - More DIY How To Projects]]> SteveGerber This Instructable shows how to build a trommel (rotary screen) for sifting compost or shredded leaves. The purpose of sifting is to separate coarse unfinished compost materials from the finished product or to separate out trash and debris from other organic materials before use in the garden. My c...
By: SteveGerber

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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:29:00 PDT
Easy Recycled Compost Barrel
Easy Recycled Compost Barrel - More DIY How To Projects]]> huf123 I made this composter out of a couple of old tires and a 55 gallon barrel that the beer store was giving away. I drilled the holes with a 1/2 inch drill bit and cut everything with a reciprocating saw. Just roll it around every couple of days to stir the compost. Cut A door This step is very no...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2008 22:14:12 PDT
Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin
Mini Wooden Portable Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brennn10 Today we will make a portable compost bin, which can be placed anywhere in your yard. You can rotate this to different spot in your yard and produce healthy soil. If you plan on planting a plant or a tree in certain spot, place this mini compost bin on that spot so it produces a healthy soil to sta...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2008 08:17:59 PDT
Double-Decker Drum Composter
Double-Decker Drum Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> iPodGuy Composting is easy and fun. Kitchen scraps, leaves and lawn clippings are allowed to decompose naturally and they become a healthy, nutrient-rich and beneficial soil for the garden.In this instructable, I will show how I made a spinning double drum composter to make soil for my garden. Making the...
By: iPodGuy

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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:07:32 PDT
Pentagon Composter
Pentagon Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> TimAnderson This is the simplest and quickest compost bin to build.The necessary materials can be obtained for free anywhere.I designed this with The Pentagon in mind, as a way for our armed forces to deal with their organic waste without burning or trucking it, both of which expose our troops to harm.Setup and...
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Sat, 12 Jan 2008 18:34:05 PST
twin compost bin
twin compost bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> camp6ell this is a year-round, easily-dismantlable and movable composting bin. It has two compartments: one for matured compost, and one for fresh vegetable waste. you can let your compost mature for one year while you fill the other compartment; come spring, you then use the ripe compost in the planting of ...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2007 11:56:08 PST
Secondary Garbage Bin - for those who do compost
Secondary Garbage Bin - for those who do compost - More DIY How To Projects]]> ChristianR I started composting last year and I wish to compost everything I can from the kitchen. However, I do not want to walk the composter many times a day and decided I needed a second garbage bin to collect green stuff that's ready for composting. Here are the characteristics I was looking for: - Small...
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 19:04:59 PDT
Organic feriliser from kitchen refuse
Organic feriliser from kitchen refuse - More DIY How To Projects]]> radiorental Using everyday organic kitchen refuse I'll go over a couple of ways you can distribute the left-over matter in to the garden. Essentially re-using waste from the kitchen to make food.If you dont already compost, what you'll need is a way to collect all the stuff you'd normally throw in the thrash. ...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2007 20:09:24 PDT
Composter (Drum Style)
Composter (Drum Style) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jdlink This composter rotates so that compost matter can breathe (which should also minimize odor) and break down a little faster. I created this prototype in about 2-3 hours. This project applies the fine art of meatball carpentry--emphasis on function NOT aesthetics. The materials should run about $10-$...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2007 12:56:10 PDT
Compost Screen
Compost Screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw This is an instructable for how to build a simple compost screen out of redwood and hardware cloth that can be used to sift foreign objects out of your compost or potting soil. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble and can weather the elements outside. Materials The compost screen is built from:...
By: noahw

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Thu, 24 May 2007 13:36:06 PDT