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by Doc
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines
Replies: 19
Views: 2633

Re: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines

Gee, Ina :scratch: I just wish people wouldn't apply names so willy-nilly That was what my bread recipe book called it. I am no expert, I just follow the friggin recipes. Who cares what the poop its real name is, it still taste nice. Sorry for any offence caused. Nothing like public humiliation to b...
by Doc
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines
Replies: 19
Views: 2633

Re: Change from "How" to "Why Do I?" on breadmaking machines

My pumpernickel, plaits, fruit loaf, garlic rolls, various rolls and easy breads can have powdered milk added but do not. I often swap a recipe using water for a 50/50 milk/water mix. I read somewhere (google is your friend) that some recipes use milk powder to provide a softer loaf, too. But I thi...
by Doc
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:33 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Drum Mixer
Replies: 1
Views: 534

Drum Mixer

Another simple use for a small drum - dry mixing small amounts of stuff. :cheers: The particular project was concreting 2 posts into the ground in one of the chook runs. Mix all of your dry stuff in the drum. http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p251/doc58/mixing%20stuff/putinbucket.jpg Put the lid o...
by Doc
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: El Cheapo Camera stand
Replies: 6
Views: 919

Re: El Cheapo Camera stand

Try using a plastic bottle or a small beer bottle. :salute:

Should not be a problem then.

Unfortunately cordial comes in plastic bottles here and is nowhere near as much fun to empty :drunken:

Love, peace and mungbeans

Doc :wink:
by Doc
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: El Cheapo Camera stand
Replies: 6
Views: 919

El Cheapo Camera stand

This is an older post on my blog on making an el cheapo camera stand . It uses recycled port (or other quality Strayan wine) flagon bottles or even plastic bottles and costs very little to make. Best part is drinking to empty the bottle :drunken: Grab a bottle and fill with sand or dirt or rocks or ...
by Doc
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I change a tap washer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: How do I change a tap washer?

Sorry Mike, the cat is not a fake...she is a bloody nuisance at times. When I am in my work/toy shop she always gets under my feet or jumping onto the workbench. She must know I am a dog person :roll: Ina, sorry I can not help you with your tap (or cat) problem. We have hot water (from my rocket sto...
by Doc
Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I change a tap washer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

Re: How do I change a tap washer?

Have also added a slideshow to youtube over here since I was mucking around with the piccies anyway. :cooldude:

Enjoy or not... no pressure :salute:

Taking life by the horns and getting poked in the eye,

Doc :wink:
by Doc
Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I change a tap washer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1421

How do I change a tap washer?

Well I thought this was a simple thing to do until recently a friend of mine paid a plumber dude to do it for her and it cost a small fortune, total ripoff :cussing: Check it out here but the gist of it is: Step 1 Turn the mains water supply off. Step 2 Check that you have really, really done step 1...
by Doc
Sat Aug 15, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Extending a hothouse
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Extending a hothouse

:lol:

I am sure Scarecrow would be happy to have me taken off her hands for a while :cheers:

...and I do not eat much, but the fares to France are a little high at the moment :salute:

love, peace and mung beans

Doc :wink:

Edited by Doc coz the spilchaker dint wurk prolly
by Doc
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Extending a hothouse
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Extending a hothouse

Not sure if this is the right thread, but anyway. :cry: Scarecrow (my partner/boss/lover) :hugish: asked me to extend her shadehouse. Full details over here Basically, the side wall of the old hothouse was taken off and the frontage was extended accordingy to the size of the windows I had recently a...
by Doc
Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I sharpen me tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: How do I sharpen me tools?

Hi Ina :salute: If you do not own a wire brush, you can use steel wool (brillo pads) for the same effect. A note to all the English here: And on a serious note, the cricket...a summer sport...what kind of bloody summers do you poms have over there...no play because of the rain ? :scratch: live long ...
by Doc
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I sharpen me tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 713

How do I sharpen me tools?

Over here I have a tutorial on sharpening secateurs and the like because over here in my part of Oz it is pruning time. Grab your tools (or in my case, have your lover give you a mountain of tools that need sharpening) :hugish: http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p251/doc58/Sharpening/allb4.jpg Give...
by Doc
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Health and Beauty
Topic: Home made soap moulds
Replies: 3
Views: 613

Re: Home made soap moulds

Allyson :salute:

On my blog I mention that there are 2 ways to get the soap out if you have problems.

One is to freeze it for a while - slightly shrinks the soap and the other is to make a pushy outer thingy with a wheel on a dowel to act as a plunger :cheers:

Both work well.

Doc :wink:
by Doc
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: How do I??
Topic: How do I make a rocket stove
Replies: 7
Views: 1475

Re: How do I make a rocket stove

Annpan

No, the cans simply stack into each other.

frozenthunderbolt

Whatever. It works for me :salute:

Doc :wink:
by Doc
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: We've finished the polytunnel!
Replies: 22
Views: 1795

Re: We've finished the polytunnel!

Lori :salute:

Why not make one yourself.

Much cheaper than buying one and you can make it to fit your garden size perfectly. :cheers:

Doc :wink:

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