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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 11-25-2012 09:48 AM 1572 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A community gardens project officer, some how, found me and asked me to make 24 of this mould for him. I saw it for the first time and found it so interested that I liked to share this project with you gardners. It is easy to make and can be made of any kind of timber.
The title says it all. The mould is made of two pieces, M & F as in pic 1 & 2, and you need a piece of newspaper around 30cm long and 8cm wide for each cup, as in pic 3. Wrap the paper around M leaving about 2 – 3 cm in the bottom and then tuck the excess to the centre as in pic 4 and twist M & F against each other as in pic 5 and the cup will be ready for seedling as in pic 6.
The officer and his students will fill the paper cup with soil and a seed or two and when it is ready they will plant it altogether in the ground, as easy as that.
It is unpaid service job for me.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 10:50 AM

You have made that into a great looking project Sam, and a nice gesture helping the community. I have seen these mounds made using a glass for the mould but you’re instrument is all class. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 11:23 AM

Cleaver idea, and all 100% recyclable.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 02:10 PM

Very Nice Sam, wish I had a green thumb !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#4 posted 11-25-2012 03:57 PM

A really unique project Sam ,thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 11-25-2012 04:44 PM

Thanks, Sam! This will certainly save me some bucks, next spring!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 11-25-2012 04:48 PM

Great idea, and a wonderful mould you made. Did you dampen the paper slightly to make it hold its shape
easier? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 11-25-2012 06:28 PM

Slick way to make seed pots !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 07:19 PM

Thanks for posting Sam. I have seen these and thought about one for my wife. May have to add it to the list of things to do.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 07:55 PM

Porchfish come to Uncle Alistairs and I will paint your thumb green.Free too.Alistair

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#10 posted 11-25-2012 08:57 PM

Neat idea! Thanks for sharing, Sam.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 11-25-2012 11:15 PM

Well done Sam.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-26-2012 08:43 AM

first time I see it with the bottompart
thanks for sharing


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#13 posted 04-18-2013 08:26 PM

Can the seedlings go straight into the ground with the paper pot? This is great, I wish I saw it a couple weeks ago before I bought seedling pots.

-- Time to get started

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#14 posted 04-18-2013 10:21 PM

Yes they can. This is the purpose of using newspaper to make the cups.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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