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  • Pots From Sand and Cement, NO MOLDS

    The large pot in my photo only weighs about 30lbs and is about 24 inches in diameter. The problem is the sand to make it. It weighed at least 2 hundred pounds. So you will need a turntable strong enough to support that amount of weight. When I made that large pot I let it cure undisturbed for about 36 hours then I used some thin tools under the edge of the pot to start lifting it and putting thicker and thicker things as I got it lifted more until I was able to start removing the sand from under it. As the sand was removed from under it more would fall out until I had most of it removed and then was able to lift the pot. After I cleaned the remaining sand out I plugged up the drain hole and filled it with water for a week so it could cure completely. Once these pots are cured they are wat…

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    The large pot in my photo only weighs about 30lbs and is about 24 inches in diameter. The problem is the sand to make it. It weighed at least 2 hundred pounds. So you will need a turntable strong enough to support that amount of weight. When I made that large pot I let it cure undisturbed for about 36 hours then I used some thin tools under the edge of the pot to start lifting it and putting thicker and thicker things as I got it lifted more until I was able to start removing the sand from under it. As the sand was removed from under it more would fall out until I had most of it removed and then was able to lift the pot. After I cleaned the remaining sand out I plugged up the drain hole and filled it with water for a week so it could cure completely. Once these pots are cured they are water proof. That large pot is about 2 years old now and has potting soil in it and has gone through 2 winters. This last winter we had a cold week never got above freezing and one night it was 14 degrees below zero. It shows no sign of any cracking or flaking like a clay pot would do.There are other ways to make this type of pot using sand without a turntable. Go to YouTube and search for “cement pots using sand”I hope this information helps you.

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  • Pots From Sand and Cement, NO MOLDS

    I have used play sand without any problems. Maybe the sand needs to be a little wetter. The sand needs to be packed as tight as possible. Also the first layer of cement needs to be really thin, kind of like chocolate milk thin. I have been using some really sandy soil that I have put through a screen to remove any large material. I think it may have some clay in it. If you have access to any clay like soil you could try mixing a small amount of that with your sand.I hope these suggestions help.

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  • daveda commented on BrittLiv's instructable Magic Baby Fidget Toy
    Magic Baby Fidget Toy

    I started printing this and discovered that the hole in Pole02 is the incorrect size. you have it sized for a 9mm peg instead of the 5mm peg used on Pole01. I went in to Tinkercad and made my own Pole02 following your instructions but changing the size of the hole.Thanks for posting this great Instructable.

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  • Pots From Sand and Cement, NO MOLDS

    Thanks for commenting. With this process you can make a lot of different sizes and shapes of pots by just making different scrapers. A lot easier than making a mold for the different pots, and way cheaper.

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  • Pots From Sand and Cement, NO MOLDS

    Yes I have done that but the instruable editor keeps turning it back upside down. There should de a way to change something this simple from within the editor.

    Thanks for your input I think I have finally solved this problem. I loaded the photo upside down and then when the editor turns it over it is back right side up.

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  • Did you make one? When I made mine I used a cutting machine but I posted just the pdf files so anyone could make this with nothing but scissors. I tried your web link, but it does not take me anywhere. Thanks for reposting.

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  • What is ( bike hose ) ? I could only find one reference on the net and that was for women's cycling pants.

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  • Still not working. I have no idea why, but this made a beautiful loaf.Thanks again.

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  • daveda made the instructable Cheddar and Herb Bread
    Cheddar and Herb Bread

    I don't know what happened to my photos so will try again.

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  • I don't know why the photos didn't show on my post, so will try again.

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  • daveda made the instructable Cheddar and Herb Bread
    Cheddar and Herb Bread

    I often bake bread and was thinking of some kind of cheese bread when I saw your instrucable. I used your recipe except for the baking powder, I left it out as the yeast should do the job by itself. My wife and I both loved this bread.I make a pizza crust with the same water to flour ratio as your bread but only 1 1/2 cup of flower. The next time I make pizza I am going to use your recipe but cut it in half for one pizza. I think it would be a great pizza crust.Photos of the finished loaf and some slices.

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  • daveda made the instructable Cheddar and Herb Bread
    Cheddar and Herb Bread

    I often make bread and was thinking of making a cheese loaf when I saw your instuctable. I loved your idea of using a shower cap to keep the dough from forming a dry cust while rising. I used your recipe except for the baking powder, I didn't see a need for it, as the yeast should work by itself, so I left it out. My wife and I both loved this bread and think it would make a great pizza crust.I make pizza crust using the same ratio of water to flour, but only 1 1/2 cups flour. The next time I make pizza I am going to use your recipe but cut it in half for one crust.Overall a great job on this instructable.Photos of the finished loaf and slices.

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  • daveda commented on KarenK116's instructable Beaded Shamrock Brooch

    This looks great and a very well done instuctable with good pictures illustrating the steps. The only problem is this is a four leaf clover, a shamrock only has three leaves.

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  • daveda commented on daveda's instructable Lamp Shade, Paper, Modular

    It looks like you figured it out. The top has five triangles the middle has ten, and if you put the bottom on it will take another five. This can be made with triangles of any number of units per side. Do you have any idea of how long it took you to make yours? I like your pictures, they look great.

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