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Well I’ve been busy again working on and with my soil sifter project.

I’ve built a quick frame from bits of wood I had lying around.

It is working but is very slow at the moment as I have to shovel several clumps of soil onto the sieve and then bang the screen from underneath with the shovel.

I’m working on a plan to use the up and down motion of a jig saw, attached above the screen with wires connected to the screen, to “jig” it up and down thus causing the vibrations to work the soil through and the stones, roots, glass and bits of 1970’s Ford Cortina off the edge and into the barrow for disposal.

I’ve added another link to my YouTube site where there is a video of it in action.

Click here to go to YouTube

Sorry I don’t have any photos but I was kind of busy and I used a clamp to hold the camcorder in place so I could get on with the work! Lol

P.S. Have a listen to the music……… I’m responsible for that as well. I used a software package called Magix Music Maker which includes all kinds of instrument sounds and lyrics and I put it all together myself!
[BRAG, BRAG] Lol

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You're nothing if not inventive Ian! Keep jiggling! :o))

1 Aug, 2010

 

Amazing, sounds complicated though (for me that is.Lol) !!

1 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Nariz, I hate paying extortionate prices for the efforts that are available to buy. I understand that the makers want to profit from their hard work but I'm sure they don't need a fully inclusive holiday off every one sold! Lol

Hi Grandmage, I'm always tinkering and fiddling with some grand plan or other, it's a passion of mine to recycle everything at least twice before going to the big land fill in the sky! Lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

Love the music, who singing?

1 Aug, 2010

 

Nobody I know Lulu, it all came as part of the software package. I would love to say it was Carol but unfortunately Carol sings like a ............Errrrr what I mean't to say is, it isn't her Lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

Careful now careful ... don't upset she who brings the coffee!!

Good for you Mr D ... you've given yourself quite a project there with a new garden & all but you're getting stuck in! I notice Holly giving you a helping hand with the jiggling part ... you could always get her & a friend to stand & jiggle for a small fee?!! ;o))

1 Aug, 2010

 

Lol Fluff, I don't think I could afford another helper! Holly hasn't, as yet, realised she could be getting paid for it! ! ! ! ! ! !

1 Aug, 2010

 

Aw bless ... it won't be long....Lol!!

1 Aug, 2010

 

well done ian and hope the mechanical one works for you, will save all the stopping and starting, you looked a bit wobbly there at the end so hope your not doing to much my friend ;o) great video/music etc lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

To soon Fluff, all to soon!

Thanks Sandra, I did get a bit of a wobble on didn't I? Lol
I've been working on the mechanical one today. I got it working but it was to good and kept breaking the mesh of the screen!
Back to the drawing board tomorrow! Lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

your soil looks lovely,and the glass well you have the bits but its the whole bottle in my garden,they are not so bad its all the rusty cans i dont like,what a brill idea i may nick it,chris

1 Aug, 2010

 

The soil is good Ladybug but there is just too much broken glass, bits of car and also it's getting all the weed/nettle roots out at the same time!
By the way I did find a complete milk bottle this morning!

1 Aug, 2010

 

lol ian fingers crossed for next try ;o)

1 Aug, 2010

 

Ian, think you sound like Ted Glenn on Postman Pat !!!!!! Lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra xx

What do you mean Grandmage? Lol
I do like tinkering! ;~))

1 Aug, 2010

 

I take my hat off to you.

1 Aug, 2010

 

Ian, I watch Postman pat all day with my grandson and Ted Glenn fixes everything that's broken in the village and he is always inventing a new super duper machine that does something !!!!! Hilarious, you will have to watch an episode !

1 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Kfunsters :~))

I have a seven yr old Grandmage and yes I also suffered Posty pat 10 to 18 hours a day, EVERY DAY! Lol

I think I remember Ted and he always got it right in the end! ! ! Lol

1 Aug, 2010

 

Brilliant, ours is three and just loves it like you 12 hours a day, I even find myself singing the theme tune @ random times, Lol !!!!! and yes Ted always got it right!
Happy tinkering :0))

2 Aug, 2010

 

:~)) xx

2 Aug, 2010

 

Another inventive video and blog, Ian! You are making me feel worn out just by watching you! lol! Take it steady my friend... :~))

12 Aug, 2010

 

I always do Floribunda. It takes a couple of days between each video so I can recover from the last! Lol

12 Aug, 2010

 

Oh please call me Flori, everyone else does~You are an inspiration to all of us gardeners facing a mountain of a problem! Our 80 x 30 garden was in a similar state, so we have been there, Ian, it took a lot of time and effort, but we haven't done too bad considering neither of us knew what we were doing! lol There is a light at the end of the tunnel~honest!! :~))

12 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Flori, I get so much inspiration to keep going from comments like yours. They really do help. xx

13 Aug, 2010

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