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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Dec 27, 2015 6:24 PM CST
An Electric garden shredder ( it works Hilarious! That of course being the idea ) Smiling
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Beginning a Bottle Cold frame , old idea, more later Whistling Thumbs up


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Well it is gardening , Hurray!
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Dec 27, 2015 6:29 PM CST
All the men in my family would be asking why they didn't think of that if they saw the shredder and try and recreate it with no luck. Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Dec 27, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Hello pepper , and , Rolling on the floor laughing

It is not to difficult . Blade locking screws inside are somewhat time consuming ;
Here is the inside , Stems to about your little finger thickness , wet leaves , etc ,, I ran it a while and tested before putting it on the little pan table ,,( made from junk? Confused )
A design that drops the chopped through the bottom would still be better ,, I am trying to figure that
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Mar 15, 2016 11:23 PM CST
My shredder above started getting to hot , compressed motor had difficulty

This is the oldest in the DIY book of ideas ,,
The bucket shredder chipper mixer ,,
uses the drill I have yet to gear it up . but two buckets of shredded and chopped leaves and debris stems so far , in a little over half an hour . Has the same blade as before above

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leaves chopped and shredded


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leaves in the bag

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Mar 16, 2016 11:52 AM CST
Cool!

Would it have enough power to chip bark?

Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Mar 16, 2016 12:26 PM CST
I can find out , I don't doubt that with a gear set it would

I have the red and brown wood chip mulch from bags I have not gotten to yet ,
I will let you know for sure

These need to run at 3000 RPM minimum , my ten year old small drill runs at about 1600 , I have a set of 3 to 1 gears I will try to put on there when I am not using this ,
Most things run well over 10000 RPM to do what they do , lawnmowers ,trimmers ,, etc
I am looking for a set of gears that fairly large like a starter gear on the end shaft of a car starter , Motorcycle gears work but cost my wallet ,, You know ,, a how much do you (or I ) want that

The difficult part of building this , is a grommet and shaft for the blade
It works nice though and for now that is a Great !!!

Couple of shots , Kitten was finding it unusual ,, "ever tried convincing a Kitten to keep it's feet out of something ? Hilarious!


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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Mar 16, 2016 3:19 PM CST
>> It works nice though and for now that is a Great !!!

I bet it makes a glorious noise.

If I was making a YouTube video about something like that, I would try to make the camera mount shake when the motor comes on.

And maybe have your kitten discretely knock something off a shelf, so it seems that the whole house is shaking!
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Mar 16, 2016 3:56 PM CST
Rick Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Mostly it sounds like a drill
What kind of Bark are looking to chop ,(I presume pine ) ,
And do you want the material list ,
I don't play the you tube star , Although I could ,
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Mar 16, 2016 4:42 PM CST
Oh yeah , the twenty year old drill I am using , is a 1/2 inch drill they don't even make anymore ,
If you did this with the gears , using a 200 dollar Old Milwaukee construction drill . it would likely even cut metal ,
For me , the 5 inch hose clamps ,
and the blade is all that was purchased to do this ,
Now I bought the gears to gear it up ,
That and waterproof glue ,
I am still at 20 dollars .
This design you could do for whatever the price you wanted to do ,
Gets up there at Aluminum Dairy pails and so forth , but really nice possibilities is all I am going at
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Mar 16, 2016 5:11 PM CST
No thanks, I'm OK using an electric lawn mower.

>> I don't play the you tube star , Although I could ,

Too bad. I'm picturing a dozen neighborhood cats lured into your workshop with food and just milling around on-camera until you fire up The Motor.

Go into slo-motion with ominous music while they flee ...

... start shaking the camera tripod ...

... knock some things off shelves ...

... slowly tip the tripod over ...

... cut to footage of some natural disaster with helicopters and flashing lights ...

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 16, 2016 5:26 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Mar 16, 2016 5:45 PM CST
RickCorey said:No thanks, I'm OK using an electric lawn mower.

>> I don't play the you tube star , Although I could ,

Too bad. I'm picturing a dozen neighborhood cats lured into your workshop with food and just milling around on-camera until you fire up The Motor.

Go into slo-motion with ominous music while they flee ...

... start shaking the camera tripod ...

... knock some things off shelves ...

... slowly tip the tripod over ...

... cut to footage of some natural disaster with helicopters and flashing lights ...



Sure Rick I agree that would be amusing to watch , bounce , bounce , puff ,, down goes and spins anything from kitties being spoofed , Rolling on the floor laughing

Preferably here though , would rather wear out the shredder blade than my lawnmower blade cutting up to small tree limbs ,, which string won't do either ,
O course as earlier , choice is the matter ,
I like to tinker , the minute my mind begins wonder .
I will return here after the gears are in place , if it happens , and when sunflower stalks and tree trims are mulch history

While this could be taken wrong , not much other than self is meant ,,, "" Stars , Belong in Space "

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

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