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Recent Entries to this Blog Molding A Freehand Concrete Planter / Birdbath
Posted: 17 Mar 2013
Video of screen in action
Posted: 16 Jun 2009
New Sub platform
Posted: 15 Jun 2009
V1a screen
Posted: 15 Jun 2009

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Molding A Freehand Concrete Planter / Birdbath

Category: Concrete Statuary | Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:50 pm

Occasionally I get the incline to mould Concrete freehand using a pre-existing form as a base mold. I came across this large wood bowl at a garage sale a few years back and it makes a great form for both a planter pot or birdbath. You can use any type of bowl you may have. Can be formed on the bowl upside down too. If you don't have release agent you can line the bowl with plastic. A plastic bag cut open will do. Mix needs to be on the dry side. Can also be used with hypertufa. These casting go great in the garden. No need to spend big $$ on molds. The second video is a plastic watermelon bowl.

Nothing fancy. Completely functional.

Here is a video

http://youtu.be/zDy2deAquhg



Freehand concrete planter ( photo / image / picture from GunZ McGraw's Garden )





Last edited: Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:51 pm

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Video of screen in action

Category: Building a Compost Screen | Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:48 pm

Shake Rattle and Roll baby .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghSee5T9BTo

Last edited: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:39 pm

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New Sub platform

Category: Building a Compost Screen | Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:43 pm

The old screen worked well but a little to much armstrong so I made a sub platform and added some wheels ..beauty..


Compost Screen V1b Wheels ( photo / image / picture from GunZ McGraw's Garden )





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V1a screen

Category: Building a Compost Screen | Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:44 pm

I have a huge compost pile that has about 15 years worth of compost. Had a mini excavator in to put it in a pile as tree roots have grown in, making it difficult to turn by hand.
This is good stuff so I want to use it all over. Needs to be screened. So I'll make one ..









Compost Soil Screen V1a ( photo / image / picture from GunZ McGraw's Garden )





Last edited: Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:39 pm

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