Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Finally, if you're required to water your lawn due to your homeowner's agreement, use an empty tuna can to measure how much to water the lawn. With your tuna can on the ground and your sprinkler on, you'll know when it's time to move the sprinkler to another area when the can is overflowing.Check out the post below for many other frugal lawn care tips.Nine Ways to Save Money on Caring for Your Lawn | The Simple DollarPhoto by Sam DeLong.
I generally don’t cut the grass unless the forecast has a chance of rain that’s higher than 60% within the next 48 hours. This simple rule kept our grass green for a very long time during the drought summer of 2012. Although it did eventually turn yellow in places, it stayed green far longer than many lawns on our block (excepting the ones with a sprinkler system).
I needed a new set of helping hands for a long term project I've been working on. Lots of soldering and fiddly bits and my old helping hands have been falling apart. All that's left is one alligator clip and the cast iron base.
I found two Black and Decker Snake Lights at a junk shop for $2 each. These were from the 90's with good ol' incandescent torch globes. I'd been looking for something similar to make my helping hands and thought these would do perfectly. I'm keeping one for an LED conversion later.
One of these snake lights should be able to make 2 to 3 helping hands.
The only tools you'll need for this are:
- Thermoplastic (http://www.plastimake.com)
- 2 x Large Pliers or Pliers and a Vice
- Scissors or a box citter/exacto knife
- Star shaped security screw driver (optional - you could crack/smash/destroy the case open)
- Alligator Clip/s
- Kettle for boilding water
- Oven (Optional for molding)
That said, the requirements for this project are as follows.
Selection of spade bits
Fine tooth saw (many options here)
Belt sander (optional, but significantly reduces time consumed)
Hydrogen peroxide (for whitening)
Bone (I chose a deer antler)
Dowel rod matched to your finger size (optional)