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nettie



Joined: 02 Dec 2004
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Location: Suffolk
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 5:54 pm    Post subject: What articles would you like to see?  Reply with quote    

So that we can help provide you with a comprehensive source of refence, are there any particular articles you would like to see on the main part of the site with regards to Make Your Own? Or perhaps you have an idea for an article yourself and would like to see it published here. Please put your suggestions below!

Many thanks

Nettie

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14947
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Compost! and pruning (as opposed to chopping bits off!) and pastry.

Also stuff on where to buy ethically - fair trade and organic and things, but other products like clothes and shoes, and machinery not just food.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44092
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pruning is a real specialist subject, problem is there are many different ways of pruning even the same variety and it needs someone really good to explain them sensibly.

We really do need a compost one though, someone did volunteer...

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Erm, I did post one here: http://forum.downsizer.net/about1647.html

I was waiting for comments before adding it to the main site. There's plenty of room for another article as this one's aimed at people who don't do much gardening.

Blacksmith



Joined: 25 Jan 2005
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Location: Berkshire
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I volenteered an article on "stationary engines" a while back, started to write it, realised how dull it was and gave up.
I have stared to write an article on small engines,( mowers, chainsaws, strimmers, generators etc etc) fault finding ,when they won't start, simple fault finding guide.....................Would this be of interest ?
Or maintenance/ repair of pumps?Any other mechanical problems?
Dave

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
I have stared to write an article on small engines,( mowers, chainsaws, strimmers, generators etc etc) fault finding ,when they won't start, simple fault finding guide.....................Would this be of interest ?
Or maintenance/ repair of pumps?Any other mechanical problems?
Dave


All of the above would be excellent (personally I'd be interested in the stationary engine one too)

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And me too.

nettie



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The compost article looks great, Bugs. And although the engine one wouldn't be of use to me personally, it would be a great addition to the site.

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 942
Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Carpentry skills for the total idiot?

I have a door to hang and I really don't want to get that carpenter back, I had earache after the last session.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
Carpentry skills for the total idiot?

I have a door to hang and I really don't want to get that carpenter back, I had earache after the last session.


Did you read building a wood working shop?

For hanging a door I would not be without a cheap power planer.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14947
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 05 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Erm, I did post one here: http://forum.downsizer.net/about1647.html

I was waiting for comments before adding it to the main site. There's plenty of room for another article as this one's aimed at people who don't do much gardening.


That's me - its perfect, don't know how I missed it!

gill_didsbury



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 44
Location: Adelaide. South Austrlia
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 05 5:03 am    Post subject: what articles would you like to see? Reply with quote    

Hi all, hope everyone is well :-]

I would like to see articles on:-
Frugal living
Basket making
Organic gardening

Thanks
Gill

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 05 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blacksmith wrote:
I volenteered an article on "stationary engines" a while back, started to write it, realised how dull it was and gave up.
I have stared to write an article on small engines,( mowers, chainsaws, strimmers, generators etc etc) fault finding ,when they won't start, simple fault finding guide.....................Would this be of interest ?
Or maintenance/ repair of pumps?Any other mechanical problems?
Dave


Damn Right, Dave!...My petrol mower is only 2 but won't start. Any tips mate?

Lloyd



Joined: 24 Jan 2005
Posts: 2699

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 05 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be interested to see more articles about shooting and fishing, more about maintaining equipment yourself rather than paying for it, and more about our site here, which we al contribute to..Say, annual statement of accounts, what charities wil benefit, that kind of thing.

jema
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 05 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
I'd be interested to see more articles about shooting and fishing, more about maintaining equipment yourself rather than paying for it, and more about our site here, which we al contribute to..Say, annual statement of accounts, what charities wil benefit, that kind of thing.


Good point about stuff about the site. Moves are afoot with accounts, charities has been the idea suggested for excess cash, but ideas have also cropped up to buy stuff to expand what we do and this would throw us in the red considerably.

Just for the record, we operate as a non profit site with no one being paid to do anything.

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