Category: Howto

The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers

By , June 1, 2008 10:54 am

The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers

I can certainly think of the 7+ weedy sins of the garden but knowing how to cleanse my garden of these weeds is even better. Especially if it can be done cheaply and with household items. Murdering weeds is a fun past time.

So, for your reading enjoyment, here are The 7 Deadly Homemade Weed Killers, guaranteed to help you eradicate the weeds you find in your garden.

Good list of mostly nontoxic ways to kill weeds.

Boiling water is also a good nontoxic way to kill red ant hills. Just put a (long) stick in the center of the hill and move it in a circle to make a funnel shaped hole in the center and quickly pour the boiling water into the hole so it spreads throughout the hill and gets the queen and eggs as well as most of the workers.

Hidden Drawers – Articles at Woodcraft

By , June 1, 2008 10:33 am

Hidden Drawers – Articles at Woodcraft

Some interesting hidden drawers shown. The article is mainly an advertisement for the book Complete Illustrated Guide To Furniture & Cabinet Construction but shows a couple of interesting designs with enough detail to get the idea of how they are made. Neat stuff.

Shoelace Knot

By , May 12, 2008 8:01 am

Ian’s Shoelace Site – Shoelace Knot Comparison

How to tie your shoes. Interesting knots… πŸ˜‰

A radial drill press made from spare parts

By , April 29, 2008 12:36 pm

A radial drill press made from spare parts – Instructables – DIY, How To, craft, tech

My radial drill press cost about the same in materials as small, cheap ones you can buy, and it isn’t much bigger or stiffer than those, but it has more freedom of motion than some more expensive machines. It’s made from some parts I found and other parts I made. It ended up so the maximum extension is about 73cm – I guess this makes the swing 57″ – and the head has about 28cm vertical travel, and it can swivel, rotate, and pivot 360Β°; it has a 3/8″ chuck, the quill travel is up to 8cm, and with the temporary “Hi-Power” gearmotor runs at something like 1000rpm with no load.

Neat! Gives me some ideas for sure. Got a floor standing model in the field that needs a new motor and bunch of other stuff, and an old cheap china made one with a bad motor. Think I will look at combining the two so the china one is the radial feed on the floor model post. Much more in my head right now than I can get on the computer in words. Having a bad day with words for some reason. Must be the histamine reaction from the pollen. Or something. More as I get it figured out and done.

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