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    Seed Fractionator or Zigzag Seed Cleaner

    Seed Fractionator or Zigzag Seed Cleaner

    A seed fractionator operates by subjecting seed to a tortuous air stream of finely adjustable speed. The seed sample is separated into light seed and heavy seed. The fractionation can be done several times to subdivide a sample into more parts. Germination tests performed on each sample allow the seed seller to certify the germination rate. This seed fractionator is powered by an electric shop vacuum, which supplies a steady flow of air. These plans were developed by Ben of the RealSeeds company in England, http://www.realseeds.co.uk/

    Small Scale Thresher

    Small Scale Thresher

    This small thresher was built mostly from scrap lumber and metal stock I could obtain in my local hardware store. I do not have a welder so used a threaded rod, lock washers, and nuts to assemble the threshing bars.

    Poly Tunnel/Hoop House Wall Support

    Poly Tunnel/Hoop House Wall Support

    This solution is the most simple, effective, and inexpensive way to raise and lower your poly tunnel walls.

    Wise Orchard: smart urban garden and orchard irrigation timer

    Wise Orchard: smart urban garden and orchard irrigation timer

    http://wiseorchard.com Wise Orchard's Internet-connected irrigation valve automatically adjusts your plants' watering schedule so that they are always healthy and beautiful, using just the right amount of water by watching your local weather. You can install it in minutes, attaching it to your tap and hose to easily control and monitor your garden from your smartphone. You bring the hose, it does the rest. Wise Orchard pulls local weather data automatically from multiple weather forecast services and thousands of weather stations in order to create and adjust your personalized watering plan in real time. That, together with the information you provide on your plants and soil, helps it determine your watering needs in order to adjust the schedule automatically and provide you with tips on how to better take care of your plants.

    Cultivar's RainCloud

    Cultivar's RainCloud

    RainCloud is a web connected irrigation system and application platform. RainCloud links computers and mobile devices to lawns, gardens and plants by combining automated water valves, soil moisture sensors, a wifi enabled programmable computer and custom web applications. Visit http://www.ecultivar.com for more info.

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    Modified Berry Picker/path weeder

    A modified berry picking design where the user lays in a prone position hovering over a row crop and weeding or harvesting. The wheels sit in the pathways as the user moves through the row. The cultivator blade removes weeds from pathways.

    Food dryer

    Food dryer

    Left side tapering plenum contains downward blowing stove hood fan and heating element from toaster oven . Warmed air blows across 6 16 by 16 trays that are separated by upward sloping steel flashing baffles . Air is forced up through each tray and exits on right into upward expanding air exit. No moist air touches any other food. 1/4 inch through rods support flashing on the front and back .trays sit on top of flashing on right and bolts on the left side above baffle. Case was made from bits and pieces and could be made from washer /dryer/stove cases. I have made several much larger ones from insulated garage door panels . Have also used simple solar collector for heat.

    Air seeder zero til hand operated

    Air seeder zero til hand operated

    A D handle from a shovel has a clear plastic tube taped to its length .Seeds in your mouth are blown down to the pointed hollow open back point. Great for tillage radish. Peas , in established rows or trees. Taped areas have anti collapse steel tube.

    Manure handling

    Manure handling

    Scissor action of two handles from excersiser clamp quantities of manure from ground and place in container. Works really well for horse and llama. Can handle a big shovels worth. Also used it for rock and pine cones.

    Subsoiler-keyline

    Subsoiler-keyline

    A slide hammer drives a chainsaw bar into the ground . The Tee cross allows it to pivot on ground and cut a trench .Back up and dive bar into slit farther along. Tried square and round bars instead of chain bar but they bend or go sideways.Bar is welded into slot in Tee and not across bar.