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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 24, 2013 12:05 PM CST
One of our Austin members sent me the coolest photos of his "pot man" that he made. I asked if he'd post them here, or could I do it for him.

This is greenman's pot man! Those are really big pots!! He says, "it weighs a ton!"



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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 24, 2013 3:19 PM CST
WOW! How is it held together?
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Horntoad
Aug 24, 2013 10:21 PM CST
Here's a pic I posted a couple of years ago.

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/145025/
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2013 9:38 AM CST
canadanna said:WOW! How is it held together?


I was hoping greenman would come in and tell you how he constructed "Potman." I'm not sure, but it must have some heavy wire to hold up those arms and legs. Maybe some strong glue, like E6000, for the body?
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 25, 2013 9:44 AM CST
Check these out.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pot+people&rlz=1C1GGGE_enUS4...

Here is one tutorial. You have to scroll down the article for tutorial on the large ones.
http://recycledawblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-make-clay-...
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greenman12
Aug 25, 2013 1:26 PM CST
It basically has ( 2 ) ½” x 4ft. steel rods that have thread the whole length of rod that goes from the wood base to the head. Starting at the base put the rod thru the base with a washer an nut on the bottom then slid a pot down the rod put another washer an nut on top of this pot an hand tighten the nut, then slip a spacer made from ¾ PVP pipe 2” long then another pot, washer, nut do the same until the legs are the length you want. After you have the leg done slid the bottom bigger pot on the rod and secure this with another nut and washer then invert the next pot, then the pot that makes the head, there should be enough of the rod showing inside the head to secure it all together with a washer and nut. You will have to drill two holes in the bottom of the big pots so that the rod past from the top pot thru the legs and the base. Build the arms in the same manner as the legs.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2013 1:54 PM CST
Thanks for checking in Ron! It's really clever. Good instructions too.

Sandi
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Aug 25, 2013 8:49 PM CST
Bubbles said:Thanks for checking in Ron! It's really clever. Good instructions too.

Sandi


You make it sound easy!
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Bubbles
Aug 25, 2013 9:06 PM CST
Anna, are you thinking about making one for your son's garden here in Austin?
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canadanna
Aug 26, 2013 7:52 PM CST
That would look great! His garden is no where near that stage, He is still working on a lawnmower!
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Bubbles
Aug 26, 2013 10:03 PM CST
Thumbs up

greenman12
Oct 2, 2013 11:03 AM CST
My potman now has a sole mate, hair is Ananas cosmosus "pineapple" plant (think Carman Miranda).
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Bubbles
Oct 2, 2013 12:22 PM CST
She's perfect! I recognize that pineapple plant too. At the June Garden Club of Austin Plant and Flower show, you won King of the Show with it! Will you take her head dress off and store it in the greenhouse this winter, or eat it?? Crying
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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 28, 2013 1:18 PM CST
FABULOSO! Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Nov 28, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Here's one more !
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 28, 2013 1:44 PM CST
Now thats tons of fun Sandi!

We'll be expecting the Christmas version!.........and then New Years, and then Easter,......and,.....all through the seasons 2014! :tiphat:

You're garden planting style reminds me of mine. Love them!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Nov 28, 2013 9:57 PM CST
Thanks David, but that's at a friend's house. She has an annual Halloween and Easter celebration for friends, family, and neighbors. It's quite a spectacle when decorated for the seasons.
Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Nov 29, 2013 3:00 PM CST
Spectacles are specta Smiling cular on occasion!

we wouldn't have anything to talk about without them. Thanks for sharing those cool creations! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 29, 2013 3:05 PM CST
Cool avatar!

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