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2022 PTJ projects - poor man's poll

 
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carve a wooden mallet (and take it home)
 
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Make a pine needle basket.  
Traditionally they are stitched with raffia (the leaf on a palm tree).   We could stitch ours with home spun linen or wool.
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DIY/home made  micro hydro power.
 
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Pedal Power devices, grain grinder, water pump, electric generator, metal grinder


 
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build a round door on cooper cabin



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create a robust apothecary
 
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Home makeover - bartell's bunkhouse?
 
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upgrade the rocket sauna
 
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build a log planter (hollowing out a log)
 
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Make a log bee hive (Holzer hive)
 
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I'm officially voting for everything.

An idea I didn't see is a woodsman's first-aid kit, maybe learning how to make tinctures, poultices, bandages from old clothing, effective splints from scavenged materials, safe/responsible foraging of wild and cultivated medicinal herbs, etc.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:create a robust apothecary



Whoops, now I saw it...
 
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A greywayer harvest system and plants for filtering.
 
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Ok. Since my last post was deleted for some reason, I just went ahead and created the pairwise survey. Have Fun!

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I've long been a fan of the Chinese wheelbarrow, but my vote is for oilcloth.
 
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No idea if kicking off a long term experiment would be appropriate for this event, but seems like a comparative study of the durability of petroleum-free (minimal?) moisture barriers (butcher paper, newspaper, birch bark, pig traffic, clay) for use in wofati and related earthworks is long overdue. Possibly as part of a berm shed or other project...
 
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3 pots inside each other. 1st central pot is an olla irrigation system 2nd is planting area 3rd is worm bin
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Beau Davidson wrote:Homegrown mushroom mycelium insulation panels.

Practical applications in thermal construction, acoustical treatment.  Potential use in Rocket technology, as it is completely moldable, with temp resistance reportedly reaching 800*C.



It looks very efficient to grow inside the walls.  But, what about required data on (mushroom) insulation?  
Very important data to know about using this material INSIDE walls, include:    R-value per inch of thickness;  susceptibility to mold growing in it;  will it compost itself inside the walls..how fast?   How much does it repel or attract rodents or bugs?   What about humidity being absorbed or trapped in mushroom insulation?   Is it meant to be breathable, so, no vapor barriers?…If it’s breathable insulation, that means using breathable cladding inside & out, right?
 
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Would there be any interest in a 1-2 week long fermentation track
 
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Samantha Lewis wrote:Make a pine needle basket.  
Traditionally they are stitched with raffia (the leaf on a palm tree).   We could stitch ours with home spun linen or wool.



I make my stitches with sinew,  and dye the needles with beets and other natural (and sometimes not natural) dyes. Handles and embellishments can be made from antlers, seeds, cones etc.
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I made a pine needle basket with wool instead of raffia, and the wool is wearing out and fraying. Go for linen.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:build a round door on cooper cabin
https://permies.com/t/41290/permaculture-projects/designing-door-hobbit-house-style

I'm afraid that I look at that and my brain says two things: first "how cute" and second "tripping hazard".

So I would propose the suggestion of a really nice arched door - I've wanted an arch door for decades... don't have one yet.
 
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I updated the first post to show the results.
 
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Its not a trip hazard if you are loading goods down through it.
 
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John C Daley wrote:Its not a trip hazard if you are loading goods down through it.



True - I've seen some old root cellars with a bit of a "cargo hatch" at the back.
 
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