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pot made of steel

Post  Walter Pall on Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:42 pm

Made by Michael from Germany. Pure steel, several methods applied to get this done, will probably rust, I think, which is fine, 50 cm long, Not VERY heavy, I can carry it around, about 15 kilo, 30 pounds.
I look forward to plant a tree that is worthy to be planted in this pot.

Is steel allowed or does one get crucified?





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Post  bonsaistud on Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:08 am

That is very cool Walter...will be watching for it with a tree...
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Post  hin175 on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:50 am

I think you could have some problems in summer, when temperature increase.... it could be interesting to check the difference between a ceramic pot and a steel pot in term of temperature of the roots...

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Post  prestontolbert on Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:00 am

It looks like slag from iron foundry work, maybe welded together? Is there sand in the surface?

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Post  landerloos on Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:01 am

hin175 wrote:I think you could have some problems in summer, when temperature increase.... it could be interesting to check the difference between a ceramic pot and a steel pot in term of temperature of the roots...

My thoughts as well, one more thing though, what about the high amounts of iron that will be desolved in to the soil?

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Post  Walter Pall on Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:11 am

I am not worried abut the iron in the soil. We have mountains where the water is brown from iron. Plants grow jsut as well or maybe better there than elsewhere.
I am concerned about the heat in summer though. I think I have to put a cloth around it or put it into shade. Or I just use this pot as is for decoration. It looks good. Or I sell it or trade it Very Happy

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:54 am

I like it very much. Maybe placing some accent or smaller trees around the pot for shade to avoid heating? I use that for my Shohin.

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Post  Dale Cochoy on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:01 pm

I sure like that pot Walter.
It does look like slag was formed over something while still hot, possibly a sand pile?

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Post  prestontolbert on Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:21 pm

Dale Cochoy wrote:I sure like that pot Walter.
It does look like slag was formed over something while still hot, possibly a sand pile?

Dale

It would be really hard to do with the way iron runs into thin streams over vertical surfaces. could it be a vapo-burnout in a sand mold? Maybe it was poured onto a flat sand bed, then forged into shape. At the very least it is a masterful piece!

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Post  irene_b on Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:24 am

Break the mold on standards again Walter!! I love it!

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Post  tim stubbs on Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:05 am

we were talking with Peter about a pot like this for my new tree , we'll have to sort something out



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Post  Rob Kempinski on Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:58 pm

Another potential idea to protect the tree from the conducted heat of the steel pot is to place an insulating layer between the soil and the wall of the pot. Styrofoam would probably work. Shading the pot from direct sun would also help substantially.

Also, just had an idea that might be better looking - but layer the inside of the pot with fiberglass and resin. It would stick very well to the steel and a dark color added to the resin would make it disappear.

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