Instructables: exploring - workshop - compost - composting http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:04:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 A NEW CONCEPT FOR COMPOSTING (Made thanks to Sketchup, Autodesk 123D and Autodesk Sketchbook) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-NEW-CONCEPT-FOR-COMPOSTING/
A NEW CONCEPT FOR COMPOSTING (Made thanks to Sketchup, Autodesk 123D and Autodesk Sketchbook) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/CB3G/HHI4WA8Q/F6FCB3GHHI4WA8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/CB3G/HHI4WA8Q/F6FCB3GHHI4WA8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/CB3G/HHI4WA8Q/F6FCB3GHHI4WA8Q.SMALL.jpg Astronomer 206 This is a project I have ben working on for the past year, always refining it, until NOW only approximately 30 people had seen this one of kind prototype. I am pleased to finally release it to those who use Instructables. The are four basic steps for the cycle of this system. Made on Sketchup, Autod...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:20:38 PDT
Wheelie Bin Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelie-Bin-Composter/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:57:43 PDT
Fruit box to worm box conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-box-to-worm-box-conversion/
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Wed, 4 Aug 2010 04:09:56 PDT
Worm Cafe - Compost with earthworms right in your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Cafe-Compost-with-earthworms-right-in-your/
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Tue, 25 May 2010 20:12:54 PDT
Simple DIY Wormery (IKEA Hack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Wormery/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2010 05:38:29 PST
Space-saving counter-top kitchen compost pail http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-saving-kitchen-compost-bin/
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 13:47:51 PDT
Backyard Compost Tumbler (another one) http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Compost-Tumbler-another-one/
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Wed, 9 Sep 2009 00:01:47 PDT
Hints for a Good Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Hints-for-a-health-compost/
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Wed, 1 Jul 2009 00:48:26 PDT
Tumbling portable composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Tumbling-portable-composter/
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Mon, 4 May 2009 16:39:26 PDT
Compost Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost_Tumbler_1/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2008 20:42:28 PDT
Convenient composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Convenient-composter/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2008 23:15:21 PDT
Worm bin bag for indoor vermicomposting and easy separation of worms from compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-bin-bag-for-indoor-vermicomposting-and-easy-s/
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Fri, 8 Aug 2008 22:24:29 PDT
Double-Decker Drum Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Decker-Drum-Composter/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 12:07:32 PDT
twin compost bin http://www.instructables.com/id/twin-compost-bin/
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Sun, 4 Nov 2007 11:56:08 PST
My Little Composter + The Plant-Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Little-Composter-%2b-The-Plant-Buddy/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2007 23:49:37 PDT
Trench compost http://www.instructables.com/id/Trench-compost/
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Mon, 28 May 2007 22:02:26 PDT
5 dollar, 1/2 hour Worm Composting Bin(s) http://www.instructables.com/id/5-dollar-12-hour-Worm-Composting-Bins/
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Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:53:11 PDT