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Blog entry by mafe posted 01-07-2015 11:00 PM 2506 reads 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Newspaper pot maker
recycle rues…

No I did not invent this tool, just made a copy of one I saw and took notes from when I came home from the shop…
Gangster potter!


So here the sketch.


I had some old bed legs in the pile, one of these could be useful.


Roughly to shape, no measures, just the right feel to it.


Then drilled out the center.


Base attached.


Now make a size that works with the pot tool.


Shape it up.
(I actually made the center too small, so I had to make a new).


Here you see the lathe being used in side position, quite cool.


Here we are – pot maker tool.


Pot from under.

http://youtu.be/4ZQLyA3uUL0
Video of how to make a pot.


View on YouTube



Hope it can inspire others to make a pot maker.

The best of my thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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siavosh

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#1 posted 01-07-2015 11:01 PM

Keep the projects coming mafe :) Love the hand sketches too!

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#2 posted 01-07-2015 11:05 PM

siavosh: Thanks, I have a load of not posted projects, so I try to catch up these days. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 11:08 PM

i know there is always
a method to your madsness

what is a paper pot for
and why does one need lots of them

maybe a one time drinking cup
but this one is certainly to small
to use as a ‘potty’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mafe

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#4 posted 01-07-2015 11:12 PM

David they are for seeds, for the garden or greenhouse. ;-)
Actually I thought pot was something one smoked…

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 01-07-2015 11:15 PM

ahha !
that makes good sense
disposable planting pots

and here i though i might have to make a BIG one
to use as a ‘chamber pot’

hmmm ….
maybe i still can
to grow oak trees ….

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mafe

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#6 posted 01-07-2015 11:22 PM

Yes but you need to talk to them a lot so they will grow fast. ;-)
This video are for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOnM-8ICiKk

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 01-07-2015 11:24 PM

I made one several years ago and I use it in my greenhouse. I make pots to start seeds especially seeds that do not transplant well. Also the cost of peat pots is up so it saves a lot of money and you can make different sizes to fit your needs. I hope you have a lot of fun with yours.

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 01-07-2015 11:50 PM

Well done Mads. Sometimes the simplest things are the best things. Happy germinating! Watch out what you are smoking.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 01-08-2015 12:49 AM

Ahhh, yes, thnx David for that question I was gonna ask. And thnx mads for that answer. Seems logical to me. What cha got growing over there in them fields??

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Philip

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#10 posted 01-08-2015 02:45 AM

Looks great Mads, nice idea

-- I never finish anyth

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Knappen

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#11 posted 01-08-2015 04:04 AM

Nice project, I would love to be able to draw sketches like that by free hand, but I must at least use straitedge to make a strait line.

Love your projects.

-- Knappen aka Ole - I have to try everything at least once.

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#12 posted 01-08-2015 08:41 AM

Yet another fine MaFe project. Fantastic idea!
Wil have to make a fed different ones.
Just dryed the last chilies to make seeds and it is soon time to plant them.

Do you take the plants out of the pot or do the roots grow through the nedspaper?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Yuval Eitan

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#13 posted 01-08-2015 09:25 AM

The greatest ideas are most often the simplest ones!
I have an (much much) older version of this RP lathe – no swivel head, no cam handles… But it turns!!
This should be a fun project to have the kids invovled in – we encourage every kind of recycling we can do at home (All my turnings and most of my woodworking utilize leftover/reclaimed/recycled/found materials).
So, to complete this project, all I need now is just to build us a greenhouse?... ;-}
Keep’em coming!
Yuval

-- Knowlege is just like love - it never dilutes, only grows! Sharing it with others just strengthens it

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 01-08-2015 12:48 PM

A potty project :)
Nice one Mads, are you going to do some
gardening in Scotland ?

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 01-08-2015 02:53 PM

Oh I get it they are little planter pots. Pretty cool.

I like your lathe, looks similar to the lathe Paul Sellers uses that he can just hang up on the wall when not in use. Those are cool, I hevent seen those in the US. I want one!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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