Project Videos If you appreciate the free content of this site, please thank our sponsors. If you appreciate the free content of this site, please thank our sponsors. Permaculture Projects: Chop and Drop Mulching I almost chose not to write this quick article, but there are so many people that visit my site who are brand new to Permaculture, that I thought it would be worthwhile. Chop and Drop Mulching could be considered a basic core skill for Permaculturists. It is a little complicated, so I will do my best to explain it in a step-wise manner: Find a plant which could be mulched.Chop the plant down, or chop the leaves off the plant.Drop the plant or leaves to the ground.Walk away. I hope I did not make it too difficult.
An 8020 Bench - talkFestool My new 8020 workbench, 58 by 30.5 inches, 32 inches high. Part 1 - Legs and Frame All of the talk around here about making benches reminded me that I've planning to build one. The game plan was to use one of my lower kitchen cabinets when I build the new ones. That cabinet project has been on hold for a while and could be for another 6 months so I decided it was time to move on with the workbench. Paper-Kit – Make your own head in 3D Papercraft! Paper-Kit – Make your own head in 3D Papercraft! Paper-Kit website offers you to print a DIY 3D papercraft representing your own head! To do this, you simply need to use their “head modeler” with a face photo and a photo of each profile. Then you get the sheets to print, which you simply cut and paste yourself to get your head in 3D! Have fun! Website: Paper-Kit
vanilla scented soy candles I don't consider myself the crafty type, but attempting to make my own candles was a project I decided to take on for my monthly clean living column in clean eating magazine. It actually turned out to be pretty easy and you can make 6 candles for $5 each! what you need: glue gun 6 pre-tabbed naturally coated cotton wicks Biomass Gasification and Pellet Mills STAK-10K Stratified Downdraft Gasifier Do you want to learn to create your own electricity, your own vehicle fuel, or reduce your home heating/cooling costs? What would you do if a energy crisis began today? An 8020 Work Bench I have the details and lots of pictures posted here at talkFestool. No use posting it twice. Actually, I've been unsuccessful trying to join there because what is believed to be blocking twice now by my ISP for the registration confirmation email, and as a result cannot view the pictures you've got over there. Has anybody else had this problem registering at TalkFestool? My ISP is Bell Sympatico. I just sent them another "Contact Email" at TF describing this problem, further explaining that I had received the second attempt to receive the confirmation email on my BlackBerry only where they should be showing up on my Desktop PC as well, but the site won't allow me to confirm from the BlackBerry.
Code Scouts - The Program We believe that technical knowledge, especially the ability to understand and create software, is becoming necessary to success as the world becomes more digital. As professional software developers we've seen the lack of diversity in our field, the most dramatic to us being the lack of women. Women represent roughly half the population, yet make up only 18% of software developers. 17 Incredibly Useful DIY Projects With PVC Pipes - Top Inspirations PVC pipes are not only for waterways, you can also use them to make some incredibly useful DIY projects. Some of these PVC pipe projects include a PVC pipe sunburst mirror, wine storage, toothbrush holders, flower vases, wall decorative detail, etc. These DIY ideas will help you stay organized and decorate your home in a new and unique way.
How to Build Your Own Workbench/Storage Shelf Out of all the virtually unlimited projects you can make with Kee Klamp fittings, the workbench/storage shelf is undoubtedly one of the most versatile. You can use it in your garage to hold your tools, in your living area to display knick knacks, or in your bathroom to hold towels and toiletries. This combination workbench/shelf can also function quite well in a nursery, bedroom, kitchen, pantry, foyer, game room, or any other nook and cranny around your home. Admitting that this piece was a winner for all of our customers was a given. However, our challenge with this undertaking was to make it as cost-effective as we could, since the wood alone could add hundreds of dollars to the project. In the effort to illustrate that a low-cost alternative could be easily accomplished, we tackled the project with a $200 budget.
Learn to Code with Harvard’s Intro to Computer Science Course And Other Free Tech Classes I’ll confess, when it comes to computers, I’m pretty much strictly a user. And these days, with the potential freedom and creatively afforded by open access software, the endless hacks for virtually everything, and the availability of free online computer classes, that seems like kind of a lame admission. So I’m tempted to rectify my programming ignorance by pushing through what promises to be a rigorous intro to computer science, CS50, Harvard’s introductory course for both majors and non-majors alike. The course offers a broad knowledge base to build on, as you can see from the description below:
Instead Of Throwing Empty Bottles Away, She Transforms Them Into Something I NEED In My Home It seems that day after day, the price of most things is going up. Sometimes pinching your pennies is wise, especially when it comes to small decorations. With so much knowledge at our fingertips, making our own beautiful creations is extremely easy. Here are a bunch of ideas that not only save money, but also re-use some bottles you may have laying around. Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning, Part I: The Cool Pool Staying cool without an air conditioner is possible. It is easier in hot, dry areas. A building that gets too cool in winter is a problem, but occupants can add a vest or jacket and be comfortable even with temperatures as low as 10-15°C. A building that overheats in summer is more problematic — even with minimal clothing it is hard to stay comfortable as the temperature rises above 27-30°C. Passive cooling strategies for new and existing buildings will become increasingly important as global warming causes many more heat waves and increases the need for cooling for comfort in buildings that were historically comfortable in summer, but are no longer. It will also be important for net-zero energy buildings.