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My homemade "pots" are done

Post  kimbertangleknot on 2/4/2011, 3:22 am

It's taken me a couple of days, longer than I intended, but hey, that's what happens when life gets in the way. It's waaaaaay past my bedtime, but I couldn't stop working on it. I'm not a big note taker, but I'm hoping to at least keep track of which one works best and go from there. Not like these broke the bank, just my wrist. Embarassed

There is music, so you may need to turn down the volume on the video. I can't remember what the default is, but it can blow you away sometimes.


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Post  Lavender Debs on 2/4/2011, 7:40 am

What a sweet show kimber! I wouldn't have thought to use the finishing bit (what did you call it, the brushy one that wore down?) Thanks for sharing the puky birthday cake AND the smurf sneeze. Loved it.

Debs....who oddly enough wants a bowl of cereal.

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Post  Ha-v-v on 2/4/2011, 8:29 am

I loved it!!! and the part, all it did was melt it woooo lololol thank you for sharing it ! lol!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 2/4/2011, 9:23 am

GREAT JOB!!! bounce rock on thanks

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Re: My homemade "pots" are done

Post  CarolynPhillips on 2/4/2011, 10:30 am

Looks like you are all ready and raring to grow something now and I'm sure you are goin to have lots more fun. They do make a colorful set up.


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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/4/2011, 11:05 am

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing, it was really entertaining.

Now I want to get out my Drimel and play with the plastics.

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Post  cautery on 2/4/2011, 12:21 pm

Is that like a roto-zip bit? A side cutting bit for use on dry wall and the like? If I could make my own air-pruning pots that way, I might consider doing it.

Of course, I would have to find a large supply of identical containers to use... (another OCD thing I guess...) Don't think I could stand a bunch of different sizes and colors. Wink

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Post  kimbertangleknot on 2/4/2011, 12:44 pm

@cautery wrote:Is that like a roto-zip bit? A side cutting bit for use on dry wall and the like? If I could make my own air-pruning pots that way, I might consider doing it.

Of course, I would have to find a large supply of identical containers to use... (another OCD thing I guess...) Don't think I could stand a bunch of different sizes and colors. Wink

It's called a Cut-off Wheel. Used for cutting bolt slots, screws, sheet metal, thin wood and plastic (as per the destructions). I think it would have worked fine if it were a little wider honestly. The drill bit worked best because it was the smoothest and I could use just one hand with it on high speed so the other hand could hold the container.

And I'm doing a whole bunch of different ones to see which one is going to be best. The big popcorn buckets I'm going to use to transplant my tomato plants into. I want to see if they will thrive better in a larger container. But once I figure out what is the best, I'll probably buy more of that kind and use that from now on. I'm hoping the yellow one works because I can throw it in the dishwasher safely, lol.

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Re: My homemade "pots" are done

Post  quiltbea on 2/4/2011, 1:42 pm

I'm quite happy with 2-liter soda bottles because they are easy for me to fix.

I just use a screwdriver to hammer thru the 5 lower lobes at the bottom of the bottles, then use a scissors to cut a thin strip up from the hole about 3" or so and less than a quarter inch wide. They are easy to wash afterwards if I plan to keep them and the plants pop out of the bottles easily.

They are large enough for starting tomatoes. They don't have to be huge like some you find in garden depts. In fact, they transplant better if they aren't garganuan and especially before they start to bud.

I like your idea of trying different ones to see what works best for you. We all have our personal likes and that's important. I hope you find one that works perfectly for you. Good luck.

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Re: My homemade "pots" are done

Post  Odd Duck on 2/4/2011, 4:45 pm

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha! Loved it! Especially the comments - birthday cake puke and smurf sneeze! Too funny! And so helpful, too, comparing the different bits and cut-off wheels.

Really brilliant - it takes a real knack to combine entertaining and informative that well!

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Re: My homemade "pots" are done

Post  sully on 2/5/2011, 12:23 pm

This is great, thank you.
I have already started getting everything together.
My wife just grabbed her tupperware containers. before I could start.
Oh well. I have a bunch (25) of pots in the shed.

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Re: My homemade "pots" are done

Post  kimbertangleknot on 2/5/2011, 12:38 pm

If you're going to try it, make sure you designate a sacrificial "pot". I had to get used to using the dremil since I had never used it before. Plus, the drill bit sometimes caught it's own groove and I learned that instead of fighting to straighten it out to just go with it.

Made my seed starting mix last night/this morning, filled my seed starting trays, hopefully I'll be able to update my blog with it all today.

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