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Now its Saturday

On Saturday I like to work in the garden.  I've been doing that all week.

This is the result of shredding 33 culms of "Bambusa Textilis"  Shredding is usually one tenth the size of the original material.  It really reduces the space it occupies.  That was Thursdays and Fridays work.

This is the machines I use.  It is very good for a "garden model"

It is built to be robust.

It has had a lot of use.  See the wear on the top.

The blades can be removed and sharpened.  The electric motor that drives it is a 1000 watt.  It is powerful.  The blades are so worn I am replacing them.

The older blades on the left are down to half the size of the new ones. The blades are made of a tough alloy of steel.  I have had the machine about 8 years.  I use it often.

zthe 33 culms that I harvested on Thursday have given me nearly 300 useful pipe lengths of bamboo.  They are stacked away under the bench to dry.

One corner of my shed is devoted to the hardware of the neddie..... nails, screws etc.  This is where I stored the pre blades.  Even so when I started a new project....   a giant weta moving toy, I needed to buy a new box of screws!!!!

There they are in the front.  The wheels need processing, drilling sanding and finishing.

This is a foto of my "worry-child".  The PEACHCOT.  I have only ever had one two fruits from this half of my hybrid plant.  On close inspection you can see numerous buds with the color of blossom petals just peeping out.  I can expect a good crop this year.  

The other [peach] side of the hybrid is doing well.

This is my apple tree from Victoria.  It is not showing blossom yet.

Nor is my persimmon.

But my feijoas are putting out new leaves.  They don't know the fate that awaits!!!  [the trimmer!]

My apricot is now producing leaves.  Hooray.

Cheers Chris the Pipemaker.

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