Category Archives: Alternative Energy

DIY Laundry Plunger

Bethany has talked for a while about doing laundry by hand.  I think she might be crazy, but I’m happy to let her try it.  She found a plunger that she liked, but $30 seemed a little steep for a … Continue reading

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How to Build a Sawdust Stove

Last year I came across the idea of a sawdust wood stove.  The stoves are versatile and can be sized according to your needs.  The wider the stove, the longer it will burn.  A stove in a 55 gallon drum … Continue reading

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Pedal Power

I’ve been reading a little bit today about pedal power being used as an electrical and mechanical power source.  It’s actually a little sad that this area of technology hasn’t advanced significantly in a hundred years.  All the major leaps … Continue reading

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One Man’s Trash…

Yesterday was the annual Route 11 Yard Crawl, so named because we could have crawled through peoples’ yards faster than we drove down Route 11.  Hundreds of yard sales were set up along the 50 mile stretch, selling everything from … Continue reading

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Wagon/Yard Cart/Wheelchair

I more or less finished Bethany’s cart today.  More or less because while the cutting and welding are finished, it doesn’t have a deck yet.  That will have to wait until I come up with a piece of plywood or … Continue reading

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Hemp Revolution

I’ve always known there were more uses for hemp than just the drug, but I had no idea it was such a practical plant.  Definitely puts it in a different light now that I’ve learned a little more about it. … Continue reading

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Segway?

Bethany has decided that instead of a garden cart, she wants a Segway. She seems to think the transaxle assembly from the wheelchair would work well as a Segway base.  I’m pretty sure she doesn’t understand the complexity of gyroscopes … Continue reading

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Wind Power

I was given an old, broken motorized wheelchair today.  If you don’t know me, you may be wondering why I would want something like that, and why I’m excited enough to blog about it.  If you do know me, you’re … Continue reading

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