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Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by jimmer, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Location:
    Pontarddulais, UK
    This must be a perfect example of a bodge: looks like shite, made from scrap & works beautifully, Highly Commended(y)(y)(y)
     
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  2. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Well I can't figure out how it works ............... :banghead:
     
  3. Hesstondriver

    Hesstondriver Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon
    Right I’ve put this in here, my justification being novel use of carrot harvester web bars , (free) and use of out of date heavily discounted post mix FFC91D9B-29E3-4CC4-BFF1-E8D95D1FBA87.jpeg 5090AFCD-4B39-4E73-8EE7-5677599C6CE7.jpeg 851299C3-7986-4EF0-A3B5-DBE5648F6823.jpeg
     
  4. bravheart

    bravheart Member

    Location:
    scottish borders
  5. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Spent the last 15 minutes looking for the heavily discounted post box.
     
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  6. Hesstondriver

    Hesstondriver Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon
    the spirit level was a freebie too from screwfix (before they got tight )
     
  7. bravheart

    bravheart Member

    Location:
    scottish borders
    so its not square then:rolleyes:, might just let you off:)
     
  8. pycoed

    pycoed Member

    Location:
    Pontarddulais, UK
    I have a lot of trouble with water weeds impeding the progress of the coracle I use to access the feed islands on my flight pond, so I did a bit of Googling & found the Weed Gator. It looked good , but $150 + postage?? I don't think so.
    Two old Irwin handsaws rescued from my son's bin (sadly he takes after his mother in the scrap/useful stock conflict), couple of pieces of heavy tinplate hacked from my old Trianco boiler casing, welded in 6 old bolts (I admit to using 3 new nuts, but one of the bolts didn't have a head as a counter - Please?). Cut a good long hazel rod & peeled it, some old blue polyrope fixed with two re-used cable ties & the mandatory baler cord & voila:-
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    This works really well, chuck it out, let it sink & retrieve via the rope in jerks to cut through the weed stalks. The cut stuff shakes off fairly readily on the bank (Close to the water so that any trapped insects can struggle back in). Only downside is that it gives you blisters where you didn't know you had fingers - I think it must be silt getting trapped in the weave of the rope, but red waterproof gloves have done the trick. Now on to the next pond!!
     
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  9. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Made something similar many moons ago for clearing fishing swims - from memory it was two bits of heavy gauge angle in a T shape with slasher hook blades bolted on. Two problems - firstly the water rusted the blades so they had to be seriously re-sharpened every time it was used and secondly it was so heavy that throwing it any distance without taking chunks out of the throwers legs was beyond most folks.
     
  10. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Could you work a long handle pole strimmer, maybe with a camera on the end?
     
  11. Blackleg

    Blackleg Member

    Location:
    Hereford
  12. Blackleg

    Blackleg Member

    Location:
    Hereford
    Doesn't merit the other threads but I have to put my hand up to using a brand new (a few years ago) jack, welding wire, gas and these coach screws.
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    I'd gone with all the gear to knock out and reinstate concrete/tarmac so was happy with the result.
     
  13. Bob c

    Bob c Member

    Location:
    Cotswolds
    you have all the luck
     
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  14. Blackleg

    Blackleg Member

    Location:
    Hereford
    I did on this one @Bob c , others not so..........

    A few years ago I ran out of breaker! Two days to get a couple of posts out.

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  15. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    Would they burn out?
     
  16. Mouser

    Mouser Member

    Location:
    near Belfast
  17. Boydvalley

    Boydvalley Member

    Location:
    Bath
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  18. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
  19. A1an

    A1an Member

    Do you squeak when you walk?
     
  20. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Using 2 is extravagant not tight! One reused tie & some 30 year old baler twine would have sufficed!
     

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