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Well done Helen. For being such a good handy'woman' and for the design.

It's given me some ideas for my 11ft Nipper. I'm mainly thinking about making better use of the wardrobe area. Maybe I'll just put some shelves in it. There's an awful lot of wasted space.



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WE got some baskets from Reject Shop - $5 each - put them in the wardrobe, tied them all together with cable ties, and now have five very usable drawers in there,instead of wasteful hanging space - Florinhill has also done it in his motorhome.

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Great idea with the wall hanger.† Did you make it yourself?

Kerry



-- Edited by KerryandBruce on Monday 18th of March 2013 03:56:47 PM

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Great idea with the wall hanger.† Did you make it yourself?

Kerry



-- Edited by KerryandBruce on Monday 18th of March 2013 03:56:47 PM


†Who are you talking to Kerry?† What wall hanger?† If you use the "quote" button, it explains who you are talking to and what it is about - just a tipsmilesmile



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jules47 wrote:
KerryandBruce wrote:

Great idea with the wall hanger.† Did you make it yourself?

Kerry

Yea I forgot to use the quote bit and couln't go back to delete thread.† Sorry about that.† :]

The hanger was for a material hanger with segments sewn on for†bits n pieces.

-- Edited by KerryandBruce on Monday 18th of March 2013 03:56:47 PM


†Who are you talking to Kerry?† What wall hanger?† If you use the "quote" button, it explains who you are talking to and what it is about - just a tipsmilesmile




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Beth54 wrote:

Well done Helen. For being such a good handy'woman' and for the design.

It's given me some ideas for my 11ft Nipper. I'm mainly thinking about making better use of the wardrobe area. Maybe I'll just put some shelves in it. There's an awful lot of wasted space.


†Thanks Beth,†I agree on the wasted space,†I divided my wardrobe into 3 parts, love that stuff†'hard as nails'†the shelves are†as solid as a†rock. †I'll post a photo tomorrow. And wait till you see how I hung the tv hanger, what a briliant idea, if†I do say myself. Its a bit hard when there's no man around long enough to do all my little jobs, so boys...no laughing.

Helen



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ok thanks no bunnings near me so have to check other shops out then


†For lettering and numbers in vinyl stickons, try El cheapo shops in the craft/ scrapbook section or you can try any scrapbooking craft store!



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†Thanks Beth,†I agree on the wasted space,†I divided my wardrobe into 3 parts, love that stuff†'hard as nails'†the shelves are†as solid as a†rock. †I'll post a photo tomorrow. And wait till you see how I hung the tv hanger, what a briliant idea, if†I do say myself. Its a bit hard when there's no man around long enough to do all my little jobs, so boys...no laughing.

Helen


†I'm way too unco to attempt such things myself. disbelief†I'm very†fortunate†to have a helpful brother-in-law for the internal fittings, and two sons for mechanical/electrical stuff.



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Some-one asked for the Woolmix Recipe.† This is the Martha Gardner one.† You'll find more info. if you Google it.

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Sheba.

Martha Gardener's Wool Mix Recipe:

Martha Gardener has been sharing this recipe with her radio audience for 30 years. It is an old fashioned recipe, which has survived many generations.


4 cups Lux†soap flakes
1 cup methylated spirits
50 mls eucalyptus

This home made mixture is thick like mashed potato and you use about 2 tablespoons to a bowl of warm water and DO NOT RINSE.



-- Edited by Sheba on Tuesday 19th of March 2013 08:13:57 PM

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Its amazing what you can do with a block of wood and a few odd screws.† As you can see, there's not a lot of room in the old 12 footer. †The tv needs to travel on†my bed for safety (the copboard might fall off the wall) hahaha††No... that wont happen, its stronger than it looks.†My boys might pretty it up for me on their next visit.

Handy man Helen



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Now that's getting a bit posh Helen. biggrin



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I used to get RSI winding up the caravan legs. Now I use a cordless drill with the right size socket. Much better!

Not original or unique, but worth knowing if you have not yet discovered it.



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I have trouble when winding†the caravan legs. My friend built a bike rack at the rear, it gets†in the way when I'm winding the long winder thing, it makes a bit of noise.†Would a drill help?†

Helen





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Yes it would do the job but you have to go to a caravan place to get an steel rod with the right connector for it
also try to get an 12 volt on when the battery packs up after a few years you can connect it to the house or car battery

I hope this will help you Helen

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How long does it keep for, in say a sealed up ice cream container? Wouldn't the metho evaporate and make it rock hard. ( martha gardners homemade wool mix)

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Wendy santamaria wrote:

How long does it keep for, in say a sealed up ice cream container? Wouldn't the metho evaporate and make it rock hard. ( martha gardners homemade wool mix)

-- Edited by Wendy santamaria on Tuesday 26th of March 2013 10:11:28 AM


†I used to keep it in a wide-mouthed Coffee Jar.† As the original post says, it will be thick, like Mashed Potato.† You have to dilute it with warm water.† Don't know what would happen to it in an Ice-cream container, but if it was closed when not being used, I don't see why there should be any difference.

It's meant to be used.† How long do you want to keep it for ?

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Sorry to sound stupid Sheba, it just sounds like the recipe makes more thannu could use in a couple of days and if it does go hard after a short period of time I would consider putting it into ice cube trays, letting it go hard quick and then storing the cubes. Cheers. Wendy

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I didn't mean to imply that you were stupid Wendy.† I don't remember how long one batch used to last .† Last time I used it was 20 years ago.† Can't imagine it going Rock-hard even in a few months though.† Probably more like at least a year or two, if at all, as long as it's in an airtight container.

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herbie wrote:

I am really happy with the lap table , but i must of got ripped off ( Again√‚√¬† )√‚√¬†,as i payed $12 for mine,What shop did you get your's from ?The pillows sound good also,Did they come from the same shop ?

My lap table isn't slippery ; if any thing is has a very flat non slip surface .

-- Edited by herbie on Friday 1st of March 2013 05:16:13 PM


√‚√¬†SoMy lap tamething like "Home art or home wares" Herbie. And yep, they also had the pillows. Lots of sale prices on things at the mo.


 Thank you Sheba , made the batch up the w/ end and worked a treat.We are keeping it in a conrainer we brought some laundry powder in ( like a big lunch box )



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I bought a solar/hand cranked/battery operated radio/flashlight that is about the size of a large ladyfinger banana. It is proving to be so useful. It also recharges phones. I got it from 'Multi-Powered Products'. Great for using when you have no other way of hearing bushfire alerts etc.

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Hi, the comment about diesel on your hands when filling up, our solution is a pair of white leather gloves in the door pocket of the car and they last for years.
Cheers, Rick

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Hi, the comment about diesel on your hands when filling up, our solution is a pair of white leather gloves in the door pocket of the car and they last for years.
Cheers, Rick





Yes I agree with you,and a nother handy little item is a little block of wood to stick in the pump handle when you put in 140 plus litres of fuel saves the hand cramping.

Lance C

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Hi, the comment about diesel on your hands when filling up, our solution is a pair of white leather gloves in the door pocket of the car and they last for years.
Cheers, Rick





Yes I agree with you,and a nother handy little item is a little block of wood to stick in the pump handle when you put in 140 plus litres of fuel saves the hand cramping.

Lance C


†I like both ideas specially the block of wood as my tanks take 200 ltrs.

As for the gloves,†† when I go to a $2 shop I purchase a couple of packs of those disposable food gloves. Keep a packet in the door pouch then Put one on each time I fill and then leave it in the servo trash tin on the way to the cashier.



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Have you noticed the Mosquitos are already out! Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos from being a blood donor!!!HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:Items needed:1 cup of water 1/4 cup of brown sugar1 gram of yeast1 2-liter bottleHOW:1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.
Have you noticed the Mosquitos are already out! Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos from being a blood donor!!!

HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
Ite...ms needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle

HOW:
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the other half of the bottle, taping them together if desired.
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area away from your normal gathering area. (Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)

Change the solution every 2 weeks for continuous control.


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Will have to try this one out. Mozzies everywhere

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Yes Kaid, a lot of them around here too with the rain we've had.



-- Edited by Beth54 on Sunday 14th of April 2013 09:40:12 AM

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I soldered two wires with alligator clips to an old 12V cordless drill which had stuffed batteries. It can be cOnnected to the car battery or better still used with a portable power pack?



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We need headings on these handy tips so we can find them again. The mozzie one sounds great. When we put in a 3000lt tank we had to have a 35lt first flush pit. That's a mozzie breeding hole!

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I agree with you re the heading on each hint as it just so long to find what one is looking for ,and in the end you just give up.



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Surely the Search Button would be helpful there ?

Cheers,

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