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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 645 days ago 1358 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 645 days ago

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 645 days ago

Cleaver idea, and all 100% recyclable.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 644 days ago

Very Nice Sam, wish I had a green thumb !

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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#4 posted 644 days ago

A really unique project Sam ,thanks for sharing.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 644 days ago

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 644 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 644 days ago

Slick way to make seed pots !

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

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#8 posted 644 days ago

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 644 days ago

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

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#10 posted 644 days ago

Neat idea! Thanks for sharing, Sam.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 644 days ago

Well done Sam.

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

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#12 posted 644 days ago

first time I see it with the bottompart
thanks for sharing


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#13 posted 500 days ago

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 500 days ago

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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