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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by bodhidharma » January 29th, 2015, 9:02 am

Actually turned out pretty good :tu: Same question as R3, Drainage holes :?:
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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » January 29th, 2015, 9:18 pm

Yeh guys drilled holes with a large masonry bit. Seemed to do the trick. May try some pvc pipe incorperated into the cement in future for drainage but for now drill bit was easy. Total weight you dont want to know. At least it wont blow off the bench. Just the pot would have to say 7 - 10 kg
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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Josh » January 29th, 2015, 9:23 pm

Sammy D wrote:Total weight you dont want to know. At least it wont blow off the bench. Just the pot would have to say 7 - 10 kg
One of our committee members did a demo on papercrete pots at our last meeting. They were so light and yet very strong. Might be worth looking into.

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by fredman » January 30th, 2015, 5:26 am

Very innovative Sammy. Would like to see some more detailed photos of the mould so I can copy :P some... especially from the top lip. :tu2:

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » January 30th, 2015, 10:21 am

Ok can do tonight. Very simple just two bits of wood nailed and glued at different levels to form the lip
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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by fredman » January 30th, 2015, 11:29 am

Ha the more I think about it the more im embarrassed by the silly question. Comon Freddie you can do it.....:palm:

Seriously though... Im at the stage where im going to need a lot of pots and at the prices they go for, the wife will kill me. Concrete temp pots are the answer. There will come a time that the tree will deserve a more expensive pot, but not right now.

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » January 30th, 2015, 1:55 pm

Yeh fredman that was my thought. As my trees are only starters I will wait till the deserve a good pot before I buy one for them. cement pots is certainly a cheaper way to go about it. I will also make some different moulds in the future to try out
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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » January 30th, 2015, 5:58 pm

more pics of the mould fredman ;)
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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by fredman » January 30th, 2015, 9:01 pm

Thanks Sammy. So simple yet so innovative. Good onya mate. Now you can start experimenting with adding oxide to get different colours.
Thanks for doing the effort mate. Much appretiated. :tu:

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by RevoEvoS » January 30th, 2015, 9:56 pm

Really cool and I want to create a slab for group plant..where did you purchase the material from, Bunning, Mitre 10 or H&G?

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » January 31st, 2015, 6:47 am

Got the sand and gravel from local landscape supplies and cement from bunnings. 20kg of sand at bunnings is 7.50 where as I got 70kg of sand from landscape supplies and it cost 1 dollar. Def the way to go for sand and gravel
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Re: sammys cement pot

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by pebble » June 14th, 2015, 5:22 pm

you could also use chicken mesh to strengthen up the sand cement mix
im a total newb

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Re: sammys cement pot

Post by Sammy D » September 2nd, 2015, 8:15 pm

Have some more info on the pots. So far have put about 5 plants into these pots for at least a few months. Interestingly the pot that was pure sand and cement has now got hair line cracks around the place (the red painted pot with the twin trunk ash tree). The others with 1 third small gravel are fine. No sign of cracks at all. I know its not a true bonsai pot but with a single income family it will do for now :tu: will get better pots when my sticks become werthy of a decent pot :lol: anyway if you make some of these pots i recommend the use of gravel as well as sand and cement. The finished product you cant see the gravel anyhow. Just a bit heavier. May people that try have fun. I sure have and so has my daughter helping me. I will continue to make more this summer for next repot time :tu:
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