Compost Sifters??

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  1. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Who her has one?? Any one else ever make one? I will bemaking one tomorrow. Its going to be 12"X48 " in size. Thats the size of the 1/4 " hardware cloth I have left over. I know thats rather small. But its to fit the wheelbarrow. I Am going to use 1"X3" lumber. Free Pallets. Thats my lumber source for these projects..
     
  2. MELOC

    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    i would make it 24X24 myself. i just think it would be easier to use that way. whatever floats your boat though. i know this, i made one really small once because the scrap wire cloth i had was about 14 X 14. i never use that tiny thing. another mistake on that small sifter was leaving the wire ends exposed and attaching with staples instead of another board...ouch!
     

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    MELOC Master Of My Domain

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    ok...it's been a long day of hunting and packing meat...i guess you would have sharp ends to deal with if you cut the cloth and did it my way. nevermind, lol.
     
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    I'm such a slacker. When I use my compost, I just pull out anything bigger than a golf ball if I happen to see it when I shovel the stuff into the wheelbarrow!
     
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    Quarter-inch is really small unless your compost is so aged that it's virtually broken down to individual cells. It will clog so fast that you'll only be able to work a little at a time. I use half-inch hardware cloth only for when I have some real old stuff that's needed for potting mix. Even then, nothing much bigger than an eighth-inch gets through. Otherwise, everything goes directly into the garden soil no matter if it's a half-inch or dust.

    Martin