How to Make a Worm Compost Sifter

How to Make a Worm Compost Sifter

TOOLS:

how to build tools worm compost sifter wood for frame Wood for the frame – This is store bought. Dimensions are 1200mm by 70mm by 30mm. Costa’s video, rightly suggests, that you can also use any recycled wood to build the frame. A recycled pallet would be ideal.
how to build tools worm compost sifter wood for batons Wood for batons. This is used to screw the bike rims and form the cylinder. Each baton is 1200mm by 42mm by 19mm.
how to build tools worm compost sifter bicycle wheel rims Bicycle wheel rims.
I was able to pick these up at a local bike recycler for $AU10 each. Most bicycle shops or bicycle repair places should have some lying around. The gentleman at Bicycle Recycle was very confused when I needed three rims and probably MORE confused when I explained I was going to use them to make a worm compost sifter.
how to build tools worm compost sifter angle grinder An angle grinder. While not mandatory, it makes removing spokes from the bicycle rims much easier.
how to build tools worm compost sifter castors 4 castors. These were chosen to be small enough to fit inside the bicycle rims to turn the sifter.
how to build tools worm compost sifter pencil A square and pencil to make sure that all the lines are straight and true.
how to build tools worm compost sifter pliers Pliers are a much more labour intensive way to remove the spokes from the bicycle rims.
how to build tools worm compost sifter ryobi electric drill Electric drill because screwdrivers are so last century.
how to build tools worm compost sifter saw horse

 

how to build tools worm compost sifter saw

A hand saw and sawhorse for cutting the pieces of the frame and the batons to the right length.
how to build tools worm compost sifter screws batons

 

how to build tools worm compost sifter timber screws

Screws to assemble the frame and attach batons to the bicycle rims.
how to build tools worm compost sifter tape measure Tape measure.
how to build tools worm compost sifter tin snips Tin snips.
how to build tools worm compost sifter wheel barrow The wheelbarrow is pretty important. It is these measurements that will determine the size of the frame.
how to build tools worm compost sifter wire mesh The wire mesh lines the inside of the bicycle rims and forms the sifter. The original wire mesh I used was too big and I changed it for 6mm square wire used in aviaries to help keep out pests like mice.
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And, of course, every job site needs an overseer …

how to build tools worm compost sifter overseer dog jack russell
Lola-Jean is not sure this is a union shop.

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Checkout Page Thee – Build instructions

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