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Project by mtenterprises posted 1168 days ago 2471 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s that time of the year again, time to plant the garden! So this year I decided to make one of those paper pot makers. I just happen to have a large amount of branches from my black walnut tree we trimmed two years ago and it was perfect for this project. Finish, just linseed oil.

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BlueRocco

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#1 posted 1168 days ago

Looks cool , but how does it work. Do you fold the paper around it?

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 1168 days ago

You roll the paper around it then close the end like a coin roll.

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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Vince

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#3 posted 1168 days ago

Very cool, but what is the cup part on the lathe for…in the second picture?

-- Vince

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Blake Thornton

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#4 posted 1168 days ago

never seen one of those before that’s a pretty dang neat project

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prompt

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#5 posted 1168 days ago

Looks very nice. But I do not understand why paper cups.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1167 days ago

nice little project thats looks good :-)

Dennis

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mtenterprises

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#7 posted 1167 days ago

Vince, the little cup presses and creases the “coin folded” end of the paper pot to help keep it from unrolling.

Elhan, these little paper pots are used to contain a small amount of soil and a couple seeds to start them to germanate inside your house or in a greenhouse. Then the whole pot is planted in the ground where the paper pot decomposes and the plant continues to grow bigger and stronger. These paper pots are more invironmentally correct as opposed to the little plastic starter flats where you remove the plant and throw away the plastic pots.

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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BlueRocco

49 posts in 1952 days


#8 posted 1167 days ago

This is a fantastic project! I didn’t realize the usfullness when I first saw it, but I think this is one for the Christmas present list for me from now on!

-- Micheal, Boise, Id

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NormG

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#9 posted 1167 days ago

What a great project idea. I also agree tis good for environment and gifts

-- Norman

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