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Mechanically inclined? Upcycling can yield useful equipment

 
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Mechanically inclined? Upcycling makes useful equipment

If you’ve got basic skills with tools, and know some basic mechanical or electrical principles, you can find useful examples & how-to’s in these sites:

Jeremy Fielding’s devices & re-purposed machine-component equipment
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_SLthyNX_ivd-dmsFgmJVg/videos

Mladen’s useful home-designed and built contrivances, machinery, gizmos
https://www.youtube.com/user/mladenkorotaj/videos

Ben's Inventions site for homestead equipment
https://www.youtube.com/user/benkaren1/videos

Rural people being mechanically creative
http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/

I’m not “a survivalist” but this site showcases a lot of creditable, useful upcycled components
http://practicalsurvivalist.com/

Please post replies and add other sites that you've found.
 
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I discovered another source of very useful how-to info along this line.

It's another Youtube site, and it's titled "Rough Hands and Unusual Ideas".  A skilled and ingenious man is kindly and generous, as well, in creating this channel.  He presents numerous very cool videos of step-by-step DIY-shop making of useful hand tools and household devices and utensils.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_LWoVZSIsVprOMmwqo0Ikg/videos
 
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And here's another interesting/useful Youtube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJ61cXBMjpjyCcb5OhUzEg/videos

This is one of his little projects — he turns a weedwhacker into something that leans toward being a sort of "brush hog".  Regard it as an experiment, but the guy is adventurous as well as being practical.  In my opinion, he often experiments with things that may be of use to some people on some homesteads.
 
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farm show magazine is a very good resource. Especially their annual issues.
 
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