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Thread: SS Flower Pot

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    Default SS Flower Pot

    So the wife has this huge plant in the living room. Its about 7 feet tall and getting pretty heavy (its fallen over once). So it needs a bigger/heavier base. Plant pots in the store were over $80 for one we thought was suitable. Here's my idea: Make one out of a sheet of 304SS. I'm thinking it needs to be 18" high and about 20" diameter and maybe 18ga??? Will be tig welding the overlap seam and controlling distortion with a wet rag on the inside. Any thoughts if this is a good idea?

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    Only if you dont mind spending more than $80.00 for the stainless.
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    think it would be a great ider even if cost goes over $80 you cant put a price on the satisfaction you will get

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    I think it will work out great. Also you will have some pride in to it.

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    What finish would you guys recommend? I was thinking just going with the dull ugly stainless, then hitting it with a 5" blending disk?

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    Well I decided the cost of material was way too high due to the labor costs involved when the steel supplier rolled the pieces, so I have ordered the material to make it square. Will post pics when completed.

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    Here it is. From any normal distance and to an untrained eye, it looks PERFECT. Up close though, you can see where I had to buff near the welds to get rid of the heat stains. Questions/comments, fire away!
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    So what gauge did you go with? Have you put soil in it yet? No wheels?
    2, XMT's 350 cc/cv
    1, XMT 350 vs
    1, TRAILBLAZER 302
    1, MILLER DVI
    1, PASSPORT PLUS
    1, DYNASTY 200 DX
    1, MAXSTAR 150 STL
    1, HOBART CHAMP
    1, HF-251 BOX
    1, S-74d
    1, S-75DXA
    2, 12-RC SUITCASES
    2, 30 A spoolguns

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    18 gauge, which was just about perfect. I'll use that again for the next one, too. No soil yet as I just finished it today. The soil part is the GF's responsibility! No wheels; can't see us moving it too often. Not a bad idea though...

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    You may see some bowing out once filled with 18 gauge. Another idea, make the next one 6 or even 8 sided. Would give you more structural strength with more sides.
    2, XMT's 350 cc/cv
    1, XMT 350 vs
    1, TRAILBLAZER 302
    1, MILLER DVI
    1, PASSPORT PLUS
    1, DYNASTY 200 DX
    1, MAXSTAR 150 STL
    1, HOBART CHAMP
    1, HF-251 BOX
    1, S-74d
    1, S-75DXA
    2, 12-RC SUITCASES
    2, 30 A spoolguns

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