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No. 49 Make a Mallet!

Check out the how to make a compound mallet featuring a dry peg in a green hole by one of the boots at Wheaton Labs:

 
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Are we up to 101 uses yet?

A ramada (that which the inn is named after) is primarily a shade structure.  Open sides and a roof made of branches.  Use some taller poles or branches or what have you, put some horizontals across and stack sticks and brush up there…. It’s shady underneath, and the breeze moves through.

It’s a traditional desert southwest thing.

I tried to find a picture online, but they’re all of the motel.
 
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I learned somwth8ng new today... a Ramada is something I just may have to try if I get the time this year. (It has been a year of excessive workload already and it's just beginning) but the sheep will likely need some Pasture shade, and I could use some as well, also a good opportunity to practice a reciprocal frame...

Also, th8s thread reminds me of a blog article I wrote back when I was trying to give that a go, I'll link to it here:

https://cackleberryfg.wixsite.com/blog/post/stick-built-fencing-designs

Something that I believe permies will find of interest

I believe we're at 59?
A windbreaker/insulation layer around a chicken coop for the winter

60: This is in the article so possibly a cheat but... snowfence!
 
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I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?
 
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Angela Wilcox wrote:I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?



Angela, if you edit the wiki, could you please add the ramada too?
Thanks
 
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- I use large sticks (>20cm) as garden bed edging.
- Wooden pallets cut in half make good siding for both animal pens and garden beds. Shove small sticks in the gap between front and back of the pallet to make it more solid. Some dirt etc will still leak through, but nowhere near as much as just a pallet on its own.
- Sticks about 1”/2.5cm in diameter make good pegs for tents or fence ropes or anything else you need a peg for.
 
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Ramada photos
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I grow several fruit trees in really big and sturdy storage tubs. Of course they try to root thru’ the drain holes. I pile a layer of the smaller, less than an inch diameter, twigs under the tubs. That both makes them easier to move and slows the rooting. Maybe the air spaces do that?
 
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Angela Wilcox wrote:I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?



Please add it! Don't worry about messing it up, we can always clean up after.

Recently the extent of my contributions here is on the level of giving apples and likes... Very busy, so I appreciate the cooperative effort!
 
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I'm not sure if something like this has already been shared:



https://www.instructables.com/Kindling-Bundle-Jig/

I don't like piles of loose twigs for kindling. They are a pain to handle, make a mess etc and I find it tricky to get them dry. A simple jig for bundling them as you go makes handling easier. Just dry them out under cover somewhere.

This size is a bit big for my preferences. It would be a bit tricky to load in my woodstove as is, I'd rather make slightly smaller bundles and be able to burn it in one go, without untying. Regularly sized bundles should stack nicely undercover against a wall.
 
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Here is another "traditional" woodland craft version.



It is apparently formed of around 30 smaller bundles, each sized for starting a single fire. £45 sale price, for a product made entirely from waste wood. You would want to find a fairly efficient set of tools/methods to construct it at that price. 3 of those bundles would meet the kindling needs of our household through the worst of the cold weather.

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When I posted earlier I forgot to mention making animal habitats and getting a PEP Badge Bit (BB):



https://permies.com/wiki/108150/pep-animal-care/Brush-Pile-PEP-BB-animal






https://permies.com/wiki/107921/pep-animal-care/Build-solitary-bee-house-PEP




https://permies.com/wiki/107927/pep-animal-care/Build-insect-hotel-PEP-BB
 
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New category: datun/miswak. Essentially a roughly half inch (thick) stick used as a permaculture toothbrush. Or maybe it goes in the 'animal chewing' category...
 
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:

Angela, if you edit the wiki, could you please add the ramada too?
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Happy to once I gain access to an edit button.
 
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L. Johnson wrote:

Angela Wilcox wrote:I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?



Please add it! Don't worry about messing it up, we can always clean up after.

Recently the extent of my contributions here is on the level of giving apples and likes... Very busy, so I appreciate the cooperative effort!



I do not have access to an edit button, because I did not initiate the Wiki. I’d be delighted to add all of the recently submitted ideas. Are you able to provide me access to an edit button?
 
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I'm not sure who has access to edit the wiki. I think L. Johnson may need to change the permissions of the first post.
 
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Rustic door hardware, on the greenhouse at our previous place I used 1x2 stakes to make a door bolt and small chokecherry roundwood for handles, it worked just by sliding the bolt in and out of a slot on the frame around the door
 
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Angela Wilcox wrote:I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?



Angela, if I did things right, you (and other Pollinators) should now have the ability to edit the wiki post at the beginning of this thread!

I hope that helps!
 
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Thanks Nicole, worked perfectly. I have added my entry to the wiki now. And prettified the list a bit too.
 
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Door hardware reminded me, I made

1 bathroom towel racks

2 hook/peg for my bathrobe

3 hooks/pegs for a coat rack

4 pegs for a hat rack

5 did some one already say door handle?

6 how about chop sticks

7 knitting needles?

8 crochet hooks?

I looked at the start of the thread, didn’t see the late additions to the first post yet… so I didn’t want to get my hands in there
 
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Make curtain rods and rod hooks. Here are some links to images…

https://lynneknowlton.com/how-to-make-a-curtain-rod/

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/363032419934815580/
 
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Angela Wilcox wrote:

Thekla McDaniels wrote:

Angela, if you edit the wiki, could you please add the ramada too?
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Happy to once I gain access to an edit button.



Thelka, I edited the Wiki and added your Ramada and my curtain rod. I will add others from the discussion tomorrow.
 
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:Door hardware reminded me, I made

1 bathroom towel racks

2 hook/peg for my bathrobe

3 hooks/pegs for a coat rack

4 pegs for a hat rack

5 did some one already say door handle?

6 how about chop sticks

7 knitting needles?

8 crochet hooks?

I looked at the start of the thread, didn’t see the late additions to the first post yet… so I didn’t want to get my hands in there



Thelka, I edited the Wiki and entered these.
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:

Angela Wilcox wrote:I have an item to add to the list. Since this list was made into a Wiki, I was wondering if I could please edit it and add my item to the list in order to complete an item for a scavenger hunt?



Angela, if I did things right, you (and other Pollinators) should now have the ability to edit the wiki post at the beginning of this thread!

I hope that helps!



Thank you, Nicole, you're the best! I have edited and added several items.  The list keeps growing!
 
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