Little Cactus Pot

I was tickled to see my Jeep posted on one of my favorite blogs, Hack a Day, although it was frustrating to see that some of the trolls commentators seemed to have trouble relating to it and were perhaps feeling a little classist. Naw! It didn’t take away from the ego trip. But… As promised, on to the titular creation:

So, yeah… I wanted to quickly post the little cactus pot that I made out of Apoxie, just adding a few worm loops whenever I had a bit left over. I’m going to be making a bunch of these because I picked up a set of cacti for about a dollar a piece. When I was done the body of the bowl, I put a temporary support on the bottom and made some tentacles. Since they hardened hanging to the ground, once the support was removed it looked like the tentacles were doing all the work. I painted it in Vallejo acrylic model paints, and then sprayed it with a high temperature clear silica paint that’s designed for car exhausts, so it’s quite solid. Which reminds me, I had been keeping all my paints in a box and it was getting awkward and messy, so I built myself a little shelf that hangs under my coffee computer table for them. It’s a double-deep double row so it’s still not perfectly convenient, but it’s much nicer I think.

Speaking of the truck and exhausts, last night I tore off the last three feet of exhaust pipe (from behind the muffler on back), so I’ll have to deal with that shortly. Other than that Caitlin and I had to run some errands and while out I picked up Nefarious a bug and frog collecting container that has a cool magnifying lid, making me quite certain that I’ll be going on a body-destroying hike in the forest after school. And then of course I’m finishing off the mouse assembly as mentioned. I just spent half an hour photographing all the pieces, so all I have to do now is make a drive belt for the scroll wheel, a connector for the battery (the mounts are done so this will be easy), and then assemble it.


  1. MajikMan wrote:

    Based on the hack a day comments, it seems only natural that your next vehicle related project absolutely has to involve a cast of you johnson.

    Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink
  2. Tobias wrote:

    Love the uTorrent shot on the second monitor and damn, that’s a ton of paints.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Permalink
  3. Jessica wrote:

    I love your cactus pot. Do you sell these?

    Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 3:57 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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