What did you build or make today?

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by deadendacres, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. deadendacres

    deadendacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Thought this might be a fun thread, to see what people are building or making day to day.

    Obviously we have a section for chicken related items, but how about other things?

    I'm in, I build things everyday (and honestly get bored sometimes) here's what I've done recently. [​IMG] cut pistol cartridges so my wife and daughter could make earrings with them.
     
  2. deadendacres

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    [​IMG] built a hitch on our tractor at work to pull our 25th trailer.
     
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    [​IMG] looks better painted and with the stainless lighted mud flap brackets.
     
  4. Today, hubby and I planned a breeding box and he went out in the cold and built it!!! I don't have a picture tonight but will post one tomorrow. It turned out sooo coool!!! Now, I've got to keep scanning this thread. [​IMG]
     
  5. deadendacres

    deadendacres Out Of The Brooder

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    Sweet! I love to see what people are building themselves. Can't wait to see your breeding box.
     
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    [​IMG] welded new teeth on an excavator bucket not long ago.
     
  7. BBrady

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    I made a Solomon braided paracord lanyard for the hatchet we carry when going into our woods! I don't have a picture but I'll take one tomorrow. It fits like a belt around my husband's waist or across the body. I also made a failed attempt at a new fruit leather recipe, as well as successful batch of banana chips and dried peaches. And a vertical nipple waterer for my chickens but I still have to fill and hang it...
     
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  8. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood chips, lots of wood chips. [​IMG]
    We cut down a couple of trees and trimmed up an OLD apple tree hoping to make it produce fruit. I pulled out the chipper/shredder and made mulch for the garden.
    Next chore is to contact the neighbor and clean out his horse run-in for him. I need to get me some rabbits for manure! That is the best stuff on earth.
     
  9. Hey, BBrady, if I may ask.....how did you make your banana chips? Hubby and I tried making a bunch of them and they were a FLOP!!! I'd like to know how you kept them from browning? A friend of ours told us to mist them with lemon juice, which we did and YUK, they tasted horrid and turned dark anyway. Will you share what you did?
    Thanks.
     
  10. ErikaFord

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    I made cushion covers for my friends RV
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    Tomorrow I will be starting another one of these
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