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shaheen_lal
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May 31, 2011 - 4:42 pm
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Hello everyone,

Some time back I had posted links to my picassa album and Srikant wanted to know how I make the concrete pots. So finally here is the link to the tutorial with some pictures:

https://picasaweb.google.com/105748477671507615931/HowToMakeConcretePots?feat=directlink

Hope you guys try it. Do post some pictures if you do. Thanks.

Rgds

Shaheen

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mungbean
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very nice!

But do you not make any drainage holes in the bottom?  Presumably you could put something between the inner and outer pots to make a hole...

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shaheen_lal
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Yes, I drill a hole in the base of the pot for drainage.

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June 5, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Hi Mungbean,

I followed the link you posted and found it so fascinating that I could make my own cement pots. The instructions are so clear. Thanks. Just a question: You mentioned perlite. What exactly is perlite and where can I source it in Mumbai?

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shaheen_lal
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Hi Mungbean,

Thnx for the comments. I think u hv md a mistake of asking Mungbean yr question as the link has been posted by me. Anyways, perlite is a kind of naturally occuring rock which is lightweight and also has ability to hold moisture. I have not used it as I couldn't source it but now I have learnt that it is available at Ratanshi Store in Byculla.

Rgds

Shaheen

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geekgardener
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Shaheen,

You have a hand for these things. Very professional looking. Nice pictorial.

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shaheen_lal
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Made a new fountain this morning. Here is the link: https://picasaweb.google.com/105748477671507615931/MyFountain  Hope you guys like it. I love it. Cool

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Srikanth
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Link not working 🙁

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shaheen_lal
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Sorry about that. Here: https://picasaweb.google.com/105748477671507615931/MyFountain

Hope this is ok.

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AmitChugh
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July 28, 2011 - 9:50 pm

i just love your work and creativity. keep it up sir. they are very inspiring.

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geekgardener
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Shaheen,

It is so amazing to see how you continuously one up your previous creative work. Very nice to see.

GG

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The cement pot is good work. Another option for curing is to fill the cement pot with water and let it stand for the curing period. This will make the pot really strong and not develop cracks in future and so no need to moisten it regularly during the curing period. That is the method used during construction of cement roads, water tanks etc.

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I saw a website which uses newspaper and cement mix to make pot and bonsai pots.

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTe.....iPots.html

 

It is also called Papercrete Pots.

This will help all of you to work on making your own pots. 

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wow! shaheen you are really amazing...that pot was amazing and the fountain is really beautiful..nice work!

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shaheen_lal
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BMBAlbert said:

I saw a website which uses newspaper and cement mix to make pot and bonsai pots.

http://www.bonsai4me.com/AdvTe.....iPots.html

 

It is also called Papercrete Pots.

This will help all of you to work on making your own pots. 

Thanks for the website. Will try it wen time permits. Will also share d results Laugh.

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saj
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Awesome creativity Shaheen.

Keep it going.

If you dont mind would like to know how you made the fountain. 🙂

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shaheen_lal
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Hi Saj,

 

Firstly, thnx everyone for the nice comments and suggestions too.

And now how to make the fountain:

Its super simple to do it. Take any container of yr choice. Place a small water pump in it (the pump will have suction pads which will stick to the base so it doesnt rise in the water) and connect a tube to the spout provided on the pump. Dont forget to take the electric cord out of the container. Place a correct size or oversized lid on the container with a hole in the center from which u will be pulling out the tube so water comes up when the pump is on and flows out of the tube. Make the hole the right size so the tube doesnt slip back or after pulling out the water tube u can seal the hole with silicon or the glue of your choice. Also make additional tiny holes around this which will enable the water to flow back in the container. Cover the lid with stones, shells etc and add whatever decor u want. Fill the container with water. Connect the pump to an electric outlit and put it on. Now enjoy your fountain.

Make sure you keep a check on the water level so as to not let the pump run dry as it will get spoilt. I had bought an attachment from Bangkok on my last visit there which wen attached to the tube on top makes the water flow look like a globe. Sorry, i do not know what its called or where it will be available here.

Hope you make a pretty fountain n dont forget to post some pics. Smile

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Shaheen,

 

Thanks a lot for sharing it. Willl give it a try and share the pics 🙂

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