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things I used to make for free

Postby alienlady » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:33 pm

I hope someone finds these useful. I made these when I had a lot of birds.
Curtain poles to make large or any size perches.Often found in charity shops.
I made a stand from a round coffee table just by drilling the centre for the perch to go.
Also by utilising a small chest of drawers and a wooden towel rail by turning the wooden hands and attaching to the top of the drawers. It became a longer stand plus there was storage for birdy things.
A good source for making bases were kitchen cupboard doors because they were easy to wipe down.
Call me tight but if anyone's throwing some thing out I can usually make something with it. :lol:
Also embroidery hoops are great for swings. All you have to do is bind them with your ' rope'.
For new bird owners always have a supply of loofahs. They are very cheap and make a lot of toys.
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:07 pm

Have you ever tried skip diving.
Some good stuff gets chucked in them. :D
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby alienlady » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:31 pm

Loriusgarrulus wrote:Have you ever tried skip diving.
Some good stuff gets chucked in them. :D

Yes if I'm passing one :lol: The trouble is I only have a mobility scooter now so can't carry much :lol:
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:00 pm

I adapted a bike trailer for my scooter. 8-)
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby alienlady » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:01 am

Loriusgarrulus wrote:I adapted a bike trailer for my scooter. 8-)

I like your thinking! I quite fancy a sidecar myself :lol: and a souped up engine to get me to my son's house in Yorks :lol:
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby Loriusgarrulus » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:43 am

My tramper has a 25mile radius and on road speed of 8mph, but even going across country it wouldn't make Lincolnshire to Yorkshire withou recharging. :lol:
I remember reading somewhere someone was doing Lands end to John O Groats on a scooter.
One of the chaps on another forum adapted his with a petrol engine. It might affect the free road tax though. :o
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby alienlady » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:49 pm

Loriusgarrulus wrote:My tramper has a 25mile radius and on road speed of 8mph, but even going across country it wouldn't make Lincolnshire to Yorkshire withou recharging. :lol:
I remember reading somewhere someone was doing Lands end to John O Groats on a scooter.
One of the chaps on another forum adapted his with a petrol engine. It might affect the free road tax though. :o

It sounds like mine Lorius . I would need overnight stops to recharge too.
I wonder if it's legal to adapt with a petrol engine , I haven't heard of that before. :D
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby Polarn » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:18 am

so what youre saying is you need one of these with a trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19wYCVGJBcM

I doubt it is legal anywhere tho, I know for a fact it isnt on sweden... well building one is, driving it on public roads isnt.
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Re: things I used to make for free

Postby alienlady » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:30 am

Polarn wrote:so what youre saying is you need one of these with a trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19wYCVGJBcM

I doubt it is legal anywhere tho, I know for a fact it isnt on sweden... well building one is, driving it on public roads isnt.

:lol: . No I will give that a miss thanks ! Thanks for posting :lol:
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