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Uncharted DIY was created for people with the DIY spirit tackling uncommon projects, utilizing common tools and often on a limited budget

Welcome to Uncharted DIY, dedicated to helping you to achieve DIY success!

Do you have an unusual DIY project but can’t seem to find useful how-to information? Do you want to Do It Yourself, Differently? There are so many benefits and reasons to DIY, so you’ve come to the right place! 

Here you’ll find How-To Articles, Video Instructions, Plans and Links to useful tools and materials. If there is something you’d like to see, let me know in the comments or contact form. 

Do It Yourself, but not alone — let’s build something great together! 

"Uncharted Steve" DiMasi
“Uncharted Steve” DiMasi
"Uncharted Steve" DiMasi
“Uncharted Steve” DiMasi

Welcome to Uncharted DIY, dedicated to helping you to achieve DIY success!

Do you have an unusual DIY project but can’t seem to find useful how-to information? Do you want to Do It Yourself, Differently? There are so many benefits and reasons to DIY, so you’ve come to the right place! 

Here you’ll find How-To Articles, Video Instructions, Plans and Links to useful tools and materials. If there is something you’d like to see, let me know in the comments or contact form. 

Do It Yourself, but not alone — let’s build something great together! 

Featured How-To Articles with Video

More How-To Articles with Video

More How-To Articles with Video

Some of the Projects in the works (stay tuned...)

  1. Outdoor Extension Cord Fix
    • Replacing an outdoor extension cord with a nick or cut is not the only option – fix it and protect it for less than $10. Repair it in place, making it weatherproof and only taking about 15 minutes to complete.
  2. Easy, wooden Lazy Susan
    • Simple weekend project that looks great and is amazingly handy. Customize to make any size.
  3. Replace a Roomba Battery
    • 5 minute job to make your 500 and 600 series Roomba run like new
  4. Raised Garden Bed with Retractable Screen Netting
    • Screen lifts out of the way when needed, then seals down tight to keeps the pests out.
  5. Retractable Garage Shelving / Power Tool Storage and Charging Station
    • Hanging, adjustable shelving that tucks up out of the way. Mine is for storing and charging my cordless power tools, but design is adaptable to any situation.
  6. Sliding Shade Cover
    • Adaptable to patios, raised beds, gazebos or freestanding. Simple to build, easy to use, providing nice cool shade wherever it’s needed.
  7. Compost Shaker Table / Garden Soil Sieve / Biochar Strainer
    • Powered frame sorts into three sizes at once, making quick work of filtering out large chunks or rocks.
  8. Biochar burner, aka gasifier, reactor, pyrolysis machine
    • “New” 3,000 year old technology for converting biomass waste materials into a super soil enhancing carbon charcoal. Increases soil biodiversity, sequesters C02, improves soil fertility, retains water, and so much more.

 

Please leave comments and questions below

Uncharted DIY was created for people with the DIY spirit tackling uncommon projects, utilizing common tools and often on a limited budget

Uncharted DIY was created for people with the DIY spirit tackling uncommon projects, utilizing common tools and often on a limited budget

2 Comments

  1. rick
    04/04/2022 @ 2:45 pm

    i watched your video about the compost barrel but i am not sure where you could pick up the barrel from or the aerator that fits inside it could you give me some ideas on where to find these items at

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  2. Uncharted Steve
    04/04/2022 @ 3:08 pm

    Hi Rick,

    The barrel I used was from a company called “Container Reclaimer” that sells used barrels and totes. I don’t know if they have any other locations or if they are just local.

    For used, I would recommend Craigslist, Nextdoor or other local ad listings for used barrels, but regardless of where you get one, I highly recommend making sure that it was only used for food-safe uses. Sometimes these types of barrels are used for chemicals, and I don’t think they’d ever be safe for compost.

    Otherwise, Home Depot has new ones, but they are more expensive. Use search terms such as shipping barrels, poly barrels, shipping containers, etc.

    As for the aerator, I’m not sure what you are referring to, but you can download the free plans that list everything along with photos and commonly used descriptions. That way you can bring the list to the hardware store and use it as a shopping list.

    I hope that helps,
    Steve

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