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Here's an enjoyable flower pot or planter you can make with scrap timber. Experiment with the bevels to discover and angle that functions well. Extra on this project:
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Wood flower pots. Great gift idea!

Here's a fun flower pot or planter you can make with scrap wood. Experiment with the bevels to find and angle that works well. More on this project: http://woodworking.formeremortals.net/2014/05/wood-flower-pots/
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  1. Michael Pedersen

    About the angle. A full circle is 360 degrees. 
    Each stick have 2 sides. If you want 16 sticks the angle of cut must therefor be
    360 / 2 / 16 = 11.25 degrees

    15 sticks
    360 / 2 / 15 = 12 degrees

    14 sticks
    360 / 2 / 14 = 12.85 degrees

    The glue gives you a little play in the angles.

    1. Similarly, if you accurately set the cut for 12 degrees, the pot will take exactly 15 slices.  The width of the slices affects the overall size of the pot but not the number of slices needed. Simple yet elegant project – thank you.

  2. There’s going to be Happy Moms all over the world next week! Great vid as always!

    1. Looking forward to watch your planter design tomorrow. 😉

  3. this vid was made on my birthday maybe I’ll make it this year for my birthday

  4. yur the best master ; u have big ideas ..greetings from peru

  5. hose clamps is brilliant. Wouldnt have thought about using them!

  6. WoodworkingFusion

    Nice project!

  7. Kristin Stenbäck

    I am wondering if you have a video of that corner flower planter you have outside?

  8. you cut the edges at 12.8 degrees , probably blade wobble 😉 just 360x gives you the angle

    1. Ya I was gonna ask if I was missing something or why he didn’t just divide 360 by the number of pieces to get the angle to cut at

    2. that gives you the angle the pieces will form, not the angle you need to cut, for that you have to divide said angle by 2 or divide 360/2x (x being the number of pieces)

    3. David’s math is right. Using it to make your life simpler: if you want 16 pieces, you need to cut 360/(16×2) = 11.25 degree cuts. Thats not so easy, and darn hard to set on a table or miter saw without a good angle guage. There some better # of sides that make the cut angle easier. 12 sides need 15 degree cuts…sweet! 6 sides need 30 degrees…not many sides but simple! Other easy # of sides: 10 sides = 18 degrees, 18 sides = 10 degrees, 20 sides = 9. Hint: if you use alternating types of wood, do NOT make an odd # of sides; you end up with one joint with 2 of the same wood types. Don’t ask me how I know this 🙁

  9. MUCHAS GRACIAS POR LOS SUBTITULOS¡¡¡¡, excelente vídeo, saludos desde Chile ¡¡¡¡

  10. can someone please tell me what the answer to the long-term viewer test is I still can figure it out after watching all of his videos

    1. That the video is “sponsored by…”
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  11. Nice work!!
    I have a simple question..

    Is using the epoxy in foods and drinks stuff safe???

    1. depends on what you have. You need to buy specific finishes for that, typically they’ll be called ‘food safe (insert blank)’. If it doesn’t directly say food safe somewhere on the container I wouldn’t use it just to be on the safe side.

  12. You had a slight different angle on the first pot. And thus, the number of slats changed. You can exploit this to make bigger or smaller pots.

  13. I recently found your youtube channel and am going through your old videos for inspiration and entertainment. love your way of presentation with a great sense of humour!
    you probably figured it out by now: the sum of the angle is always 180 degree to go all the way round.
    dividing that by the angle you choose, you get the number of corners/sides. with 12 degree it should have been 15 pieces.
    The smaller the angle the deviation gets more significant (in this example multiplied by 15).

    starting to pick up woodworking myself after about 20 years of abstinence when I lived in apartments with no room for a shop. Last year I had my own house built and set up a garden hut 3×3.8m which I will equip as soon as it is no longer freezing cold *shudder*

  14. Birdmouth joinery.

  15. Anonymous Anonymous

    Maybe it’s just me but I totally screwed this up and wasted 20 bucks on wood.

  16. It might be obvious, but make sure the angle you choose results in an even number of pieces, or you will end up with two of the same color as neighbors. If you’d really have had 12 degrees, you’d have had 15 pieces…which doesn’t work.

  17. amazing work

  18. redmonster gaming

    wish I had the tools to make one. all I have is a hand saw and a drill. lol

    1. Whispering Eagle Landers

      redmonster gaming me too😩

  19. Could you tell me what the diameter of the bottom piece turned out to be? Thanks

  20. Jake from Thai class

    I wood

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