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#1 User is offline   digitalgate 

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 04:07 PM

cut tyre end product. painted
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/f6463e8f.jpg
as a focal point
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/8ee72107.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/c1a403e0.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/d948b370.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/b5b777bf.jpg

using orchid as a focal point
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/b1f9b2f7.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/a2b81d0c.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/cb04fea5.jpg
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/45d2da7b.jpg
Egg shell as art piece
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/eed257a5.jpg

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:17 PM

Good idea!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

Tian .... nice! I found it very difficult to cut the tyres ..... even with an electric saw. What did U use to cut them easily.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

nice!
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

View PostChawanmushi, on 22 April 2012 - 07:34 PM, said:

Tian .... nice! I found it very difficult to cut the tyres ..... even with an electric saw. What did U use to cut them easily.


i will post a youtube video on how to cut. Still trying to make the video.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/34101d1f.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h215/tian002/16a95988.jpg

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:58 PM

Very nice! What kind of paint do you use on the tyres?

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

View Posttlh72, on 22 April 2012 - 08:58 PM, said:

Very nice! What kind of paint do you use on the tyres?

LH


peisei . I use what ever the neighbourhood contractor gave me. All the paint is left over stuff they dump at the rubbish chute. For the coloured ones the volunteer used spray paint which is very well done. I ask the colleague where he bought it. I heard it is not the outdoor type. Will fade after 3 months.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:30 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 22 April 2012 - 11:11 PM, said:

peisei . I use what ever the neighbourhood contractor gave me. All the paint is left over stuff they dump at the rubbish chute. For the coloured ones the volunteer used spray paint which is very well done. I ask the colleague where he bought it. I heard it is not the outdoor type. Will fade after 3 months.


Great job and a real community work, keep it up!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

thank you. you been there done that.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:49 PM

wow.. nice idea and design digitalgate.! great job...once again, you have inspired me...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

View Postcandygirl, on 23 April 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

wow.. nice idea and design digitalgate.! great job...once again, you have inspired me...

U helping at any garden?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:30 AM

Where is your garden? Is a community garden right?
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:06 PM


1)put the tyre on shoulder height for mechanical advantage
2)don't try to cut the tyre at one go, uses too much energy. Cut the first round , followed by second cut.
3) Press on the inner rim as you cut, that decrease the rubber contact with the pen knife. Therefore decrease resistance.
second video
closer up of the same thing.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

cutting across the stainless steel belt. Lift the rubber tyre as you cut toward your left or right depending on right handed orientation or left handed orientation.
It only took slight more than a minute to cut the tyre. Do take care of the stainless steel edge as they are quite sharp. You can use a hot glue gun to seak the edges.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

DG,
Thanks for those vids. easy to understand and follow. BTW, you get those tyres from tyres shop? FOC?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:37 PM

yes, they are free. The tyre shop need to pay $1 to dispose a tyre. They are more than willing to give away.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:53 PM

Thanks for sharing Tian .... U made it look so easy :-)
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:40 PM

Wow what a wonderful garden you have! Apart from flower gardening you can even consider growing vegetables in tires and you'llbe able to plant earlier in the season, the soil or compost in the tire will warm up faster than the ground below. The black rubber absorbs and holds the sun's heat.
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Posted 07 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for sharing this. Truely inspirational...some day I'll design a garden like this.

I especially like the one that has orchid as a focal point. May I know if the tree in the middle is a live or dead tree, and what species is suitable for this?

And is that a pond in the middle? What do you use to create the pond?

Also, how long will the rubber will last? Will it ever disintegrate?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:57 AM

well that tree use to be alive, :hysterical:/>
one lady told me that tree is Rosewood. When i check against the book , it look nothing like it. So i still looking for the name. To see if the tree is suitable to munt orchid , look at the bark. Any epiphyte ? If there isn't, then not a good tree to start with. So far the only tree i don't dare to use is Khaya and Eucalyptus. On the other hand xhedrickxx love using Eucalyptus ( ^_^/> )
The pond is a temprorary pond, the pond lining is trash bag. It start leaking from second day onward so everyday , i have to top up water. Last week i sick of doing it , remove it.
Rubber tyre should be able to last for4 years and above. My 5 years old rubber still looking good.
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