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Flower Planter Made From Old Farm Parts
Jeff Prose figures he has spent a couple hundred hours in the past 5 years building tool hangers, equipment organizers and various devices that make his shop user-friendly. This past winter he came up with an idea to make his wife’s flower garden unique.
    Prose created a flower planter from an old disk blade, an old well pipe and 3 cattle salt feeders. “I rescued the broken disk blade and the well pipe from the junk pile, and found the salt bowls at an antique shop,” Prose says. “I cut a 3-ft. piece of pipe and welded it onto the blade to create a sturdy pipe stand for the salt bowls.”
    He mounted the bowls on the pipe using the original clamp brackets and bolts that attached the bowls to pipes in a cattle barn. Prose says the brackets are cast iron and made to hold the 20-lb. bowl and 20 lbs. of salt. “The 10-in. bowls make real nice pot holders for trailing flowers. Water drains out through tap holes in the bottom of the bowl.”
    Prose says his wife really enjoys the new stand, especially since the original lettering from the manufacturer is visible on all three bowls – Ideal Equipment Company.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jeff Prose, 16278 Fallbrook Dr., Lakeville, Minn. 55044 (ph 952 201-2492)

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2016 - Volume #40, Issue #3