Juana Golden Harbor Freight January 04th, 2020 - 01:36:12
While there are many compost drums on the market and many plans for home built ones; this one is a little different. I designed this compost system to easily transfer the finished compost into a garden cart. This system has few parts and all are easily obtained if you don't already have them on-hand. The system includes a barrel and the platform on which it rides. Here is a materials list.
The fundamental secret to a successful fire is planning. Good fires do not just happen, they are made. What you will need to build the perfect fire is a chimney starter, fuel (hardwood, charcoal, or both), and either newspaper or lighter cubes. If you are using newspaper, crumple two full sheets and stuff into the bottom of the chimney starter. If you prefer lighter cubes (my personal preference) just place one under the chimney starter. Fill the chimney with fist-sized chunks of hardwood, or charcoal, then light the newspaper or lighter cube. When the wood chunks are glowing embers, or the charcoal is covered in gray ash, dump the chimney contents in the firebox.
I am somewhat embarrassed to show my efforts so far but I will in a separate post as I hone my skills. But for now I will do a assessment of this technique. So let me start with the pros of arc welding. One is it is less expensive for equipment than MIG and TIG welding. Secondly, the heat is instantaneous and would be excellent for tack welding armatures and metal furniture that you can finish with oxyacetylene. Thirdly, because you are not warming up the work with a flame, the heat is highly focused and warpage is greatly reduced. Finally, this particular welder I have is very light weight and there are no gas gauges to watch over.
You should clean your battery posts and terminals at least once every year. You can purchase inexpensive tools at a store like Harbor Freight to remove the battery terminals from their posts. You also need a special battery brush. Prepare a mixture of baking soda and water to clean any acid residue on the battery. Always remove the negative terminal first. Follow this order to avoid any short circuits if the tool contacts the body frame.
Two types of systems are available; grid-tie and stand alone. If the grid-tie is considered, make sure to determine if the wind or wind-solar system will function even if the utility power goes off. Some will still operate and some do not. I don't think I would want to spend thousands of dollars on an auxiliary wind or solar system for emergencies only to find that it would not generate electricity without the power grid up and running.
I started looking around at artists taborets and rolling work tables and found them too expensive to be practical. It seems if something is labelled as art studio furniture or art materials it automatically comes with a pretty hefty markup and price tag. Even basic rolling shelves and carts from the big discount art stores online were in the neighborhood of $200 with several above $400. I considered buying lumber and building some shelves from scratch, but then it occurred to me to look around at the office supply stores and in the home furnishings departments of stores like Walmart and Target. I considered everything from rolling computer desks to kitchen carts and tool boxes. I checked Lowe's and Home Depot and even Harbor Freight and found there are numerous items marketed for home use or DIY workshops ready made that would function well in an art studio.