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#796 Re: what are you doing ?

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simon wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:58 pm Aye it was another treatment of glyphosate that lead to this. Just spraying the leaves only knocks it back, it needs severing so the glyphosate can directly penetrate it. And that's where my problems begin... :-(.

Especially as it has grown into the iberis next to it so it needs careful spot treatment.

Hopefully it's all treated now. If not the next step might but a bulldozer!
Some years ago I used neat (undiluted) commercial glyphosate and a small paintbrush to kill a load of knotweed and deadly nightshade. Paint the leaves and the whole thing dies - systemic weedkiller.

I used one of those small paint tester pots with an inbuilt small brush attached to the lid. Very good for spot killing dock/bindweed etc.
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#797 Re: what are you doing ?

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brought to you, I beleive, by the corporation that has poisoned half the planet...I further beleive they(the corporation) will sell you the antidote to the damage......

also, I beleive, famous for agent orange and the genetically modified seeds that will only reproduce once, so the third world farmers have to keep buying.

give a farmer a fish and he will feed for a day, teach him to fish and he can feed for as long as you're willing to sell him a fishing rod....

I am willing to stand corrected....
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ed wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm brought to you, I beleive, by the corporation that has poisoned half the planet...I further beleive they(the corporation) will sell you the antidote to the damage......
If you mean PTFE/Teflon, that was Du Pont.
ed wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm also, I beleive, famous for agent orange
ICI mainly, but some US organisations (not drug companies) were involved too.
ed wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:09 pm and the genetically modified seeds that will only reproduce once, so the third world farmers have to keep buying.
Monsanto... but contrary to popular belief, this was never commercialised (other companies have the technology and also didn't productise it).

Monsanto did commercialise glyphosate under the trade name "Roundup"... oddly, it's one of the safest herbicides around (apparently).
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jack wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:15 pm Some years ago I used neat (undiluted) commercial glyphosate and a small paintbrush to kill a load of knotweed and deadly nightshade. Paint the leaves and the whole thing dies - systemic weedkiller.

I used one of those small paint tester pots with an inbuilt small brush attached to the lid. Very good for spot killing dock/bindweed etc.
Yep, hedge trimmer to cut it back exposing the sap and spray. Where it's mixed in I snipped with secateurs and painted on neat Roundup or whatever it is.

Shiny leaves tend to resist glyphosate, like ivy and acanthus. When we had the patio done a few years ago I just couldn't get rid of the acanthus so I got them to dig down with the mini excavator and remove a lot of soil (well, sand in these parts) to a skip and I still had to triple dig.

And then my better half planted some in a different corner of the garden...
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simon wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:46 pm
jack wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:15 pm Some years ago I used neat (undiluted) commercial glyphosate and a small paintbrush to kill a load of knotweed and deadly nightshade. Paint the leaves and the whole thing dies - systemic weedkiller.

I used one of those small paint tester pots with an inbuilt small brush attached to the lid. Very good for spot killing dock/bindweed etc.
Yep, hedge trimmer to cut it back exposing the sap and spray. Where it's mixed in I snipped with secateurs and painted on neat Roundup or whatever it is.

Shiny leaves tend to resist glyphosate, like ivy and acanthus. When we had the patio done a few years ago I just couldn't get rid of the acanthus so I got them to dig down with the mini excavator and remove a lot of soil (well, sand in these parts) to a skip and I still had to triple dig.

And then my better half planted some in a different corner of the garden...
Note that I mentioned "commercial glyphosate" - Roundup is Monsanto's marketing name for consumer-grade glyphosate; the commercial stuff is many times stronger but you can only get it from an agrochemical supplier - it's a different beast and needed if fighting knotweed etc. I believe that as an ordinary member of the public, it may be tricky to get - my in-laws are farmers...
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Yeah it's getting increasingly difficult to get proper weedkillers for the average gardener. And maybe that's no bad thing in some respects.
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Faffing with the lathe.

I wanted to use the fine feed when i was making the parts for the latest version of the arm im working on, however to do that the change gears must be...well.... changed.

Getting at the ones on the apron is no problem if a little fiddly, getting the spindle gear off is another matter.

The lock ring needs to come off, then the main pulley, then the gear itsself. The lock ring came off fine, the pulley wouldn't budge.

So i just made the parts by hand, moving the carriage with the leadscrew dog clutch disengaged.

To get the pulley and gear off, i bought a set of pullers for not much the week before last. and is it has thrown it down all day so i couldnt go outside and do what i was supposed to be doing i finally got round to dismantling the back end of it to set it up to fine feed.

The medium sized puller worked fine on the belt pulley and spindle gear, so was worth buying, fitting the correct gear had a third of the job done.

Onto the 2 gears on the apron, and im missing the bloody key steel for one of them. I have got 2 pieces somewhere that have been put away in a 'safe place'. So i wont lose them......

So bought a length of key steel as i havent got anything in to make some.

Next onto the leadscrew gear which is the biggest one in the set (100 teeth) and has to fit in the smallest space. And be fitted over the key on the part of the dog clutch thats fitted onto the leadscrew

Practically impossible without taking the rest of the clutch assembly off the machine..
So that had to come off too. Pretty much all the other gears will go on without taking the clutch off, its just the piggin fine feed configuration that needs surgery to get set up.

So, its finally all set up now to fine feed, bar the piece of key steel that needs to go in on the second apron gear. That one is easily accessible so ill settle for that today.

A pig to set up, one of the drawbacks of old lathes, but to get a new machine of the same sort of quality as the md65 is probably a couple of grand. Too rich for me, ill put up with the faffing when it comes to threading and fine feed. Its not often ill need to thread something so once the key steel turns up it can stay as it is.........
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The tiler has now finished the bathroom...he started in March 2020 and stopped for covid before completely finishing...
I had the bath in before he'd tiled....
now to lay the floor
now to fit and plumb the new wc
now to fit and plumb the basin
now to fit the doors

and then I have to work out how to hang the ladder radiator on a lathe and plaster tiled wall.....I sent Paul an email in case he had the knowledge but so far no reply....Paul?


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