I raise sunflower seeds for my granola cereal. I use a paint stripper on my electric drill to strip the seeds off the heads onto a large piece of plastic. Then I run the seeds through a Kirby upright vacuum cleaner to remove the shells. To control the flow of the seeds to be shelled, I take off the bag and use a vacuum hose with plastic tape over half of the end. The hose was attached in the normal way. It works great: Out of two bushels, only a few meats were cracked and only a few seeds didn't shell out.
Recent studies show that modern commercial household cleaners are causing serious health issues for individuals and their families. Using a collection of formula for effective cleaning, gardening and home maintenance. The following excerpt explains how to make homemade household products for common cleaning. Benefits Natural, nontoxic, and inexpensive substitutes for common household products. This is an inexpensive and reasonably effective stripping solution for paint that uses washing soda sodium carbonate as the prime ingredient. Washing soda, also known as soda ash, is fairly alkaline, so protect your hands with rubber gloves when using it. The mixture is simple:.