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Shitake log inoculation video

Drilling holes in mushroom logs just got a lot easier and faster with this new shitake drill bit.

You will also need the angle grinder drill chuck adapter.

More details from a shitake log workshop will be ready for next week.

 

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Spinning brush scratcher

Industrial, rotating brushes are the latest trend in ultra pampering your favorite cow.

It seems as if someone has re-purposed some drive thru car wash technology to scratch an itch.

Could this increased level of stimulation help to make more and better tasting milk?

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Hex head drill bits

These new hex head allen wrench bits are miles ahead of the old L shaped wrenches.

They slide right into any impact driver with a 1/4 inch quick connect or the same size hand driver.

A nice bonus is these are magnetic to help you hold whatever bolt or screw you’re working with.

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Kindling splitter update

We’ve had our Kindling Splitter for over 2 years now and it continues to make kindling safe and easy.

It seems to help to cut your pieces a few inches higher than the height of the splitter.

Cutting shorter pieces runs the risk of the hammer contacting the splitter and dulling the edge.

A few minutes with an angle grinder is all it takes to bring it back to its full cutting potential.

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Plastic bottle bee keeping

Advoko MAKES on You tube has been experimenting with using plastic bottles to farm bees.

It seems to be cheaper and easier. That big bottle is a European recycled beer keg.

He has even configured one of his hives to make the top bottle reachable from inside his house!

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How to cut fiberglass insulation

I learned the hard way during some recent insulation work that a pair of scissors is painful.

The standard method of using a utility knife on a hard surface is good if you have plenty of room.

An electric meat carving knife is much better and quicker. It’s light enough to use with one hand while you use the other hand to hold on to the insulation.