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  • Grafting a Multi-variety Apple Tree.

    Thank you so much for the speedy reply. I know the technique of budding but haven't seen it applied to rootstock that I mentioned. I have only seen it applied to trees with existing branches or young trees that have had their branches removed and buds put in their place. I will try to find references for budding onto the rootstock that I was looking to get although I'm assuming the technique is the same regardless of the base. Thanks again for this!

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  • Grafting a Multi-variety Apple Tree.

    Hi. This is a very good instructable but I'm still confused as to how to create a multi-variety apple tree from bare rootstock. I understand how to do it from an existing tree where you already have branches you can take off and then add the scions as a graft but this doesn't show how to do it with bare rootstock? Is it possible? As an example I planned to buy a single dwarf rootstock which looks like the hand drawn picture in Step 4 where you indicate what is rootstock and what is scion. I also planned to buy four different apple scions to graft. How do I do this onto rootstock that is basically a small stump with roots? Would I graft all four into the top of the rootstock so it looks like a stump with four shoots coming out the top? I can't see this developing properly. Or does this h...

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    Hi. This is a very good instructable but I'm still confused as to how to create a multi-variety apple tree from bare rootstock. I understand how to do it from an existing tree where you already have branches you can take off and then add the scions as a graft but this doesn't show how to do it with bare rootstock? Is it possible? As an example I planned to buy a single dwarf rootstock which looks like the hand drawn picture in Step 4 where you indicate what is rootstock and what is scion. I also planned to buy four different apple scions to graft. How do I do this onto rootstock that is basically a small stump with roots? Would I graft all four into the top of the rootstock so it looks like a stump with four shoots coming out the top? I can't see this developing properly. Or does this have to be done in stages? Graft on one scion onto the rootstock then once it grows out (ex: 2 years later) and has branches of its own then I can add on more scions to get a combo tree? Or buy four rootstocks that I graft a single scion onto each then once these grow out and develop branches of their own I can then cut and graft scions from each tree onto the others (which means I will have four combo trees)? The examples you show under Step 8 and Step 9 indicate only one scion being grafted onto the rootstock which does not produce a combo tree as suggested by the title unless I missed something in reading this. You only mention adding a second scion to the same rootstock if that rootstock is more than twice the size of the scion. The second scion is used to fill the crack and is subsequently pruned off the following spring so basically it's a sacrificial scion. Thank you for any insight you can provide!

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  • nortok00 commented on action_owl's instructable Underwater Microphone (Hydrophone)2 months ago
    Underwater Microphone (Hydrophone)

    Hi. I know this instructable is fairly old but hopefully it's still being monitored for questions. :-) Can someone please explain the purpose of the oil. When we speak the sound travels through air. Wouldn't this work the same way with the microphone inside the housing/casing (meaning the sound traveling through the air in the case) or does the oil serve another purpose like amplifying the sound or is it merely there to help keep water out?

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  • Solar Powered Battle Symet - BEAM Style

    Do you use double-sided tape so it holds that side of the ring to the solar cell or is this just single-sided tape and the ring is held on via the two solder points on the other side?

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  • nortok00 commented on teenage aesthete's instructable Clean a bottle without a brush2 years ago
    Clean a bottle without a brush

    This worked like a charm for my hummingbird feeder that is oval shaped. I tried everything to clean it but nothing got the stuff off that had adhered to the neck of the bottle. The only thing I did different. 1. I tried with the recommended amount of rice and it wasn't enough. I instead used about a half cup so it really filled the neck area of the bottle and I used less water so it was really ricey. 2. I used a funnel to put the rice in. I tried the spoon and soap and it still went everywhere. I added a bit of soap directly to the bottle after the rice was in. 3. The stuff I was cleaning was so stuck on I was swirling for awhile which caused a bunch of the rice to cement itself to the bottom of the bottle. Luckily I had some of those dollar store bamboo skewers on hand. I just stuck on...

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    This worked like a charm for my hummingbird feeder that is oval shaped. I tried everything to clean it but nothing got the stuff off that had adhered to the neck of the bottle. The only thing I did different. 1. I tried with the recommended amount of rice and it wasn't enough. I instead used about a half cup so it really filled the neck area of the bottle and I used less water so it was really ricey. 2. I used a funnel to put the rice in. I tried the spoon and soap and it still went everywhere. I added a bit of soap directly to the bottle after the rice was in. 3. The stuff I was cleaning was so stuck on I was swirling for awhile which caused a bunch of the rice to cement itself to the bottom of the bottle. Luckily I had some of those dollar store bamboo skewers on hand. I just stuck one of those in there and it peeled away all the stuck on rice.

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