Tag: DIY

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

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Making my own leather knife sheath – I surprised myself!

  Well its been nearly a week since i did a post as the weight of the world had been getting heavy on my shoulders… but as the weekend drew round i manage to throw those shackles and get some work done on. First on the agenda was to get a nice leather knife sheath…
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May 6, 2019 0
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Handmade Leather Wallet – its finished

  You may of seen in a couple of previous posts, i had mentioned that i was keen to get back in to leather work. With one of the first projects i was planning to get on with was making my self a nice slim wallet that would meet my needs better than a store…
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April 29, 2019 0
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Garden irrigation – olla pots in place.

It was @riverflows that brought these to my attention (thanks 😬) via a few posts during her garden updates that mentioned olla pots earlier on in the year. From her success using them and a little bit of research i decided i wanted to utilise these in my garden. Not only will they help save on…
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April 23, 2019 0
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Garden Journal 2019 – last of the spring clean

This was all the work i got done last week, due to work commitments though i didn’t manage to get this garden journal update posted… so itll be followed up shortly with another from this weekend. Really starting to feel good about the year, as the temperatures are warming up and things are starting to…
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April 19, 2019 0
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Getting back into leatherwork

Well this had been a long time on the cards, I’ve finally bit the bullet and decided to get back involved with leather working. It is something i dabbled with many moons ago and enjoyed it a lot but life caused the leather working projects to be put on a sideline. Digging out the leather…
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April 17, 2019 0
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DIY Greenhouse data logger – update 1 week in.

  It used to be that i’d head to the greenhouse with a pocket full of seeds and cup full of coffee, these days its a laptop and pocket full of cables. It’ll be worth it though just wait!!! It’d been 4 days since i plugged my little test data logger in and i was…
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April 8, 2019 0
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Building my own greenhouse data logger

A bad back threw out the opportunity to get digging in the greenhouse this weekend. Rather than sulking i ended up throwing this nifty little greenhouse data logger together. This will be a fun little project to develop over time and on those days i can’t get out into the garden. (currently 6 of 7 😣)…
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April 1, 2019 0

Greenhouse Update – Fitting the solar vent openers 🌞

  Well the usual chaos of a week just not being long enough. I did however manage to get both of the greenhouse solar vent openers installed. If you have a greenhouse, cold frame, heck anything that needs a window opening when its hot, you should Check these out. Bayliss XL greenhouse solar vent openers Bayliss Xl…
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March 31, 2019 0
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garden water collection and greenhouse autonomous watering update

So with the new greenhouse in the process of being built, I’ve decided to give the water storage and autonomous watering system an overhaul. so to summarise what I’ve done so far. Upgraded from 15mm to 22mm pipe and fittings. Changed the self-watering from electric pump fed to gravity fed. Installed pipe fittings for connecting…
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March 25, 2019 0

My wooden greenhouse update

  Well as some of you already know I’ve been slaving away for a while on this wooden greenhouse any free moment i get. Which isn’t enough to get a new greenhouse built in time for this years growing season. Well i can finally say its up, not finished, but up. Phew…. This was done…
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March 24, 2019 0