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24-08-2016, 12:16 AM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2016 02:26 AM by Gloucester.)
RE: Do you DIY?
With my jack-of-all-trades last job I had to self-teach on using lathes and mills, welding, chemistry, CAD, programming etc. Had to design the plumbing, structure and control systems for liquid-flow test system from 3mm to 2m pipe bore, and materials test rigs, so that included electrics, electronics, pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanics - etc. Also water de-mineralising and de-gassification. Oh, chuck in a bit of woodwork as well...

Interesting job, miss it. Not working, just that job!

So, happy to tackle almost any job that I have the strength and kit for. But at my age etc that is getting to be a narrow field. Last job was something for my even older friend to use to gather and transport windfall apples* off her lawn. Before that it was a battery powered PIR/LED lamp for her large and dark closet (yes, I know one can buy them but making one is far more satisfying!)

*Later: whilst emailing above friend had idea how to turn my apple (or earth, grass, gravel, rubbish) collector into a dumper truck using her sack barrow.

Anyone want a sketch?

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24-08-2016, 05:43 AM
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Does it pick up the apples intact, or does it skew them???

(the latter is easier...)

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24-08-2016, 06:16 AM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2016 06:22 AM by Gloucester.)
RE: Do you DIY?
(24-08-2016 05:43 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Does it pick up the apples intact, or does it skew them???

(the latter is easier...)

See for yourself
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If you want the stuff bagged put open end of the bag over bin before going into dump position or arrange bag so that the edge of the bin is inside.

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24-08-2016, 06:18 AM
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"Push bin back forward . . ."
Facepalm

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24-08-2016, 06:40 AM
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(24-08-2016 06:18 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  "Push bin back forward . . ."
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To make it more robust -- a folded piece of steel should clad the lower lip -- about a 4 inch piece of sheet steel x the width of the container -- fold at the 2 inch point (leaving a gap approximately the thickness of the plastic --- then a few pop rivets through the assembly -- would go a long way to making it stiffer - and last longer...

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24-08-2016, 06:48 AM (This post was last modified: 24-08-2016 06:54 AM by Gloucester.)
RE: Do you DIY?
(24-08-2016 06:40 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(24-08-2016 06:18 AM)Gloucester Wrote:  "Push bin back forward . . ."
Facepalm

To make it more robust -- a folded piece of steel should clad the lower lip -- about a 4 inch piece of sheet steel x the width of the container -- fold at the 2 inch point (leaving a gap approximately the thickness of the plastic --- then a few pop rivets through the assembly -- would go a long way to making it stiffer - and last longer...
Certainly scope there for improvement, the sketch is just a "seed". Though it would serve my friend for her light garden tidying needs just as it is.

And this version is ok for almost anyone who owns a saw, a Stanley knife, a screw driver and a drill, even a hand powered drill! Keep it simple and let others improve it to their needs - or ask how to if they are not practically minded.

Those with the kit could weld up a custom job.

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24-08-2016, 10:54 PM
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I design and build things, working in steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass and epoxy, stone, earth, etc.
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24-08-2016, 10:57 PM
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(23-08-2016 01:50 PM)Gloucester Wrote:  
(23-08-2016 01:14 PM)Stark Raving Wrote:  This mornings DIY: butcher chickens.

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Takes skill to do that neatly!

That, and I also have mad respect for somebody who can efficiently filet fish.
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24-08-2016, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, I do it myself. I do a lot of things myself. Angel

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25-08-2016, 02:29 AM
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(24-08-2016 11:30 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Yeah, I do it myself. I do a lot of things myself. Angel
Yeah, I'm single as well.

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