Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - compost http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Oct 2014 18:47:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 $2 DIY compost thermometer build http://www.instructables.com/id/2-DIY-compost-thermometer-build/
$2 DIY compost thermometer build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/BKGC/HZIH7Z5W/FYYBKGCHZIH7Z5W.SMALL.jpg afraser-kruck Here are some basic instructions on how to build a $2 compost thermometer using readily available supplies. It looks crappy (in a good rustic kind of way), but works great and uses few materials.You really don't need to read this... I like this design because it's pretty functional, reaches the corr...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:43:03 PDT
craft lace zipper keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/craft-lace-zipper-keychain/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 08:52:23 PDT
decoration at it's easiest: unexpected reuse :) http://www.instructables.com/id/decoration-at-its-easiest-unexpected-reuse-/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:54:55 PDT
Coffee collector http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-collector/
Coffee collector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XGTF/HTK2GFJN/F5XXGTFHTK2GFJN.SMALL.jpg Laurens Ulser Cafes and restaurants can store their coffee grounds so compost can be made out of it. This coffee collector has been designed to prevent mould on the (wet) coffee grounds. Restaurant personnel can empty the content of their portafilter in this box or they can fill it with the grounds from their co...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 16:16:00 PDT
How to Properly Dispose of an American Bullfrog after Dissection http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Dispose-of-and-Clean-Up-After-Dissecting-a-/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:52:35 PDT
Creating a low budget composting toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-low-budget-composting-toilet/
Creating a low budget composting toilet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/ZBWO/HI3TKR47/FYAZBWOHI3TKR47.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/ZBWO/HI3TKR47/FYAZBWOHI3TKR47.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/ZBWO/HI3TKR47/FYAZBWOHI3TKR47.SMALL.jpg sspence For a number of years, we have used a composting toilet (often called a Joe Jenkins Sawdust Toilet) when our water / sewer solution would not support a flush toilet. up to 40% of our water usage is used to turn fertilizer into sewage, by mixing it with drinking water. Then we go out and buy chemical...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 06:04:06 PDT
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
The strangest wooden compost box ever. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-strangest-wooden-compost-box-ever/
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:00:02 PDT
How I turned a laundry bag into a flow through worm bag http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-turned-a-laundry-bag-into-a-flow-through-wor/
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 19:18:53 PST
2 Bin Compost Corral http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Bin-Compost-Corral/
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Sat, 8 Sep 2012 10:12:24 PDT
Out The Window Mini Compost Bin with Dual Ventilation http://www.instructables.com/id/Out-The-Window-Mini-Compost-Bin-with-Dual-Ventilat/
Out The Window Mini Compost Bin with Dual Ventilation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/EEAK/H2WEYA1A/F6SEEAKH2WEYA1A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/EEAK/H2WEYA1A/F6SEEAKH2WEYA1A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/EEAK/H2WEYA1A/F6SEEAKH2WEYA1A.SMALL.jpg connoboarder This is an original idea for a mini compost bin that is specifically for people that live in small apartments or homes that lack a backyard.  You could possibly use this device for developing soil to put in window flower boxes. A compost bin made of highly obtainable items is a compost bin that is w...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:36:12 PDT
Free composter for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-composter-for-beginners/
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Mon, 7 May 2012 00:26:32 PDT
The Complete Vegan Compost http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Complete-Vegan-Compost/
The Complete Vegan Compost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4N9Y/H1JUH7MB/FG04N9YH1JUH7MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4N9Y/H1JUH7MB/FG04N9YH1JUH7MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/4N9Y/H1JUH7MB/FG04N9YH1JUH7MB.SMALL.jpg Attila-RT Hello! This is a tutorial on how to establish a very rich vegan compost in under 5-6 months. This tutorial will cover the elements necessary to renew and revive your soil, possibilities of accomplishing a closed-loop composting system, and how to build a complete compost without the need for animal ...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 17:57:18 PDT
Arbor Loo Composting Toilet for Haiti http://www.instructables.com/id/Arbor-Loo-Composting-Toilet-for-Haiti/
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:24:07 PST
Madeleine's Compost Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Madeleines-Compost-Bin/
Madeleine's Compost Bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/QFS5/GUR6IAKG/FVTQFS5GUR6IAKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/QFS5/GUR6IAKG/FVTQFS5GUR6IAKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVT/QFS5/GUR6IAKG/FVTQFS5GUR6IAKG.SMALL.jpg arcraven Yes, there are plenty of compost bins on Instructables, but I wasn't satisfied with the looks of them and had specific lumber to use up from building a deck. These compost bins measure 3' by 3' by 2' tall. The front stiles are removable by sliding them up, making it easy to fork or shovel the compos...
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Wed, 9 Nov 2011 19:21:53 PST
Wheelie Bin Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheelie-Bin-Composter/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:57:43 PDT
The Best Triple Compost Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Triple-Compost-Bin/
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 16:16:27 PDT
Building a forced air composting system http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-forced-air-composting-system/
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 21:23:07 PDT
Dog Waste Digester Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Waste-Compost-Bin/
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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:12:28 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
Terracotta home composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Terracotta-home-composter/
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Mon, 17 May 2010 05:31:14 PDT
Rolling Compost Tumbler From Trash http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolling-Compost-Tumbler-From-Trash/
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Thu, 13 May 2010 11:32:55 PDT
It's a Vermiculture World http://www.instructables.com/id/Its-a-Vermiculture-World/
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Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:20:30 PDT
Multi-Layer Vermiculture Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Layer-Vermiculture-Bin/
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Mon, 12 Apr 2010 16:28:12 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
Composter Tower http://www.instructables.com/id/Composter-Tower/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:13:46 PST
Drain-Free Home Worm Bin Composting http://www.instructables.com/id/Drain-Free-Home-Worm-Bin-Composting/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 11:18:56 PDT
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
Stackable Worm Condos/bins http://www.instructables.com/id/Stackable-Worm-Condosbins/
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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 23:21:36 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
Compost Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/Compost-Tumbler-2/
Compost Tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/90A4/FYTCLPDD/F8I90A4FYTCLPDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/90A4/FYTCLPDD/F8I90A4FYTCLPDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/90A4/FYTCLPDD/F8I90A4FYTCLPDD.SMALL.jpg runnoutt This is another easy project. It will provide great nutrients for our garden and less waste in our garbage... Tools - Parts Parts came to be around $40. That's $10 for the barrel.. Connecting - Cutting I cut the wood 5' long and 4' high. Perfect Fit So the reason I made it so tall and wide ...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2009 17:01:34 PDT
Wet compost using yeast or lactic fermentation (was Sustainable Slug Beer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sustainable-Slug-Beer/
Wet compost using yeast or lactic fermentation (was Sustainable Slug Beer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/UBJL/FXA2ZA73/FTKUBJLFXA2ZA73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/UBJL/FXA2ZA73/FTKUBJLFXA2ZA73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/UBJL/FXA2ZA73/FTKUBJLFXA2ZA73.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This project has forked in several directions. I am currently fermenting dandylions (with a lactic fermentation) to produce gas bubbles to circulate water to plants. (This is called the biofueled pump)  When the fermentation is over, the fermented leaves and stems are then squished to try to get the...
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Sun, 19 Jul 2009 12:44:36 PDT
BIG composter for about $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/big-composter-for-about-50/
BIG composter for about $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0VPD/FX557KPB/FPP0VPDFX557KPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0VPD/FX557KPB/FPP0VPDFX557KPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/0VPD/FX557KPB/FPP0VPDFX557KPB.SMALL.jpg smrider 8 ft by 8 ft composter supplies.............. (if you live in the usa every thing can be found at manards or lows) four 4ft long. 7/16 steel rods 25 landscaping timbers each 8ft long four 8 inch tall putting things together.... drill 7/16 holes stright in all the ends slide the steal rod...
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Thu, 16 Jul 2009 15:19:41 PDT
Quick made hand cranked compost shredder http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-made-hand-cranked-compost-shredder/
Quick made hand cranked compost shredder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/E8KT/FVTVXN3J/FAFE8KTFVTVXN3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/E8KT/FVTVXN3J/FAFE8KTFVTVXN3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/E8KT/FVTVXN3J/FAFE8KTFVTVXN3J.SMALL.jpg bahi If you make you own compost, you can see grass mowings and soft young weeds, rot quickly. But small branches and woody prunings decay very slowly. They need to be shreded to be correctly composted.If the woody prunings are a small fraction of your compost maybe it is not necesary to buy a expensive...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2009 16:16:46 PDT
Simple Compost Enclosure (cheap, fast, n easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Compost-Enclosure-cheap-fast-n-easy/
Simple Compost Enclosure (cheap, fast, n easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JWQT/FWYHTC4A/F3NJWQTFWYHTC4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JWQT/FWYHTC4A/F3NJWQTFWYHTC4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JWQT/FWYHTC4A/F3NJWQTFWYHTC4A.SMALL.jpg Aaronicus There are literally thousands of ways to make compost enclosures. Just search Instructables here, if you don't believe me. This one was made in about an hour, requires minimal tools, and is very, very cheap. It gets the job done without wasting time looking pretty. A Wordy Introduction to Compo...
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:05:02 PDT
Making Compost Tea http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Compost-Tea/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2009 09:14:38 PDT
Worm Condo Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Worm-Condo-Composter/
Worm Condo Composter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/ZV56/FWX11HS6/FYDZV56FWX11HS6.SMALL.jpg marmandec Since worms will naturally migrate towards food and I'm not a fan of cleaning out my worm bin, I looked at some commercially available composters and decided I could make one. As the worms eat the food in the bottom bin and move up to the next one, you're left with super compost without the tangled ...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:20:03 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
Fireplace compost bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Fireplace-compost-bin/
Fireplace compost bin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/V4C6/FWBNM65Z/F2HV4C6FWBNM65Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/V4C6/FWBNM65Z/F2HV4C6FWBNM65Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/V4C6/FWBNM65Z/F2HV4C6FWBNM65Z.SMALL.jpg cbennett811 Compost bin made from the front of a fireplace I found in the neighbors trash and a free wooden skid. Tools and supplies Tools needed: Drill, pilot bit, phillips head bit, hammer, angle grinder with cut-off blade, tape measure, and a circular saw. Supplies: Screws (I used 3" deck screws i had ...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:46:56 PDT
Early Bird catches the Worm Harvester http://www.instructables.com/id/Early-Bird-catches-the-Worm-Harvester/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:20:49 PDT
Make a Compost Bin From a Wheelie Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Compost-Bin-From-a-Wheelie-Bin/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:03:58 PDT
The Worm-A-Rater http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Worm-A-Rater/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2009 13:07:39 PDT
compost tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/compost-tumbler-1/
compost tumbler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/LE2O/FUVSGA50/FH4LE2OFUVSGA50.SMALL.jpg kingcusson this compost tumbler is portable it is also my first instructable get a barrel find a barrel with a lid you can get one at freecycle.org get tools a materials Materials- barrel- plywood about the size of the barrel- 3 sets of skateboard wheels- 2 L brackets- a handle- 2 small blocks of wood bi...
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Fri, 22 May 2009 07:27:28 PDT
Tumbling portable composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Tumbling-portable-composter/
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Mon, 4 May 2009 16:39:26 PDT
Big Dog Poop Composter (made from salvaged materials) http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Dog-Poop-Composter/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2009 16:30:19 PDT
Yet Another Compost Tumbler http://www.instructables.com/id/CompostTumbler/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 15:51:11 PDT
Making a compost box http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-compost-box/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 19:49:32 PDT
Drum Garbage Can Composter http://www.instructables.com/id/Drum-Garbage-Can-Composter/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:41:23 PST
Caring for Your Worm Bin http://www.instructables.com/id/Caring-for-Your-Worm-Bin/
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:12:09 PST