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How to make a a tire planter
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elope    Posted 06-21-2001 at 14:48:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
just wondered if anyone knows how to turn a tire inside out to use it for a planter..i tried it and wore myself out with no results...thanks

Becky Thomas    Posted 05-12-2006 at 19:54:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey did you ever firure out how to turn the tire inside out? i am trying to make a tire planter my self and just looking for some words of wisdom if you did please let me know how

Franz    Posted 06-21-2001 at 17:45:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
1, find old mounted tire, pre steel radial
2, use Sawzall to cut around one sidewall, metal cutting blade, lubricate with brake fluid and follow with screwdriver in cut to spread cut
3, flip tire inside out
4, cut scalloped edge with Sawzall.
If you don't have a Sawzall, you can use a sharp knife, but be real careful.

Becky Thomas    Posted 05-12-2006 at 19:58:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well how do you flip it inside out exactly because we did the rest of your instructions but we cant get it flipped inside out.

Editor    Posted 04-07-2002 at 18:52:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Better look at this:

Mysterious Death of Migrant Farmworkers Explained

Sheriff Carl Fredericks, of Needlebush California, a small farming community just north of San Diego, narrowly averted death last week. He was admitted to the hospital with uncontrollable muscle spasms, drooling, and vomiting.

Fredericks life was saved when a sharp young resident asked for an extended toxicology screen. Imagine the resident's shock when the pattern on the hematological gas spectrograph showed spikes in the cyano-mylenic region. [Cyano myelines are organic chemicals used to make insecticides.]

Carefully reviewing his activities over the last few days, they discovered that he had been the investigating officer in the odd death of the Himacho family, migrant farm workers living in Needlebush. Federal agents, from the antiterrorist division of the FBI, immediately order exhumation of the bodies of the the entire family.

The toxicology reports on the Himachos matched those of Frederick's. A careful study of the Himacho family's home was inconclusive, but an inquisitive investigator was attracted to an unusual 'tire planter'. Obviously meant to be decorative, the planter contained enriched soil and a rare South American orchid. (An unusual find for such poor farm laborers.) An odd smell from the tire, and a sense of caution warned off the investigator, who brought the tire in for investigation.

By now it was not a surprise to anyone that the investigator also became ill.

Laboratory studies showed that the tire was coated with insecticide, not unusual for tires driven on roads in a farming community. What was unusual was that the rubber in the tire was breaking down. Between the enriched soil for the orchid, the bright Southern California sunlight, and (ugh) cat urine, the tire decomposed, and combined with the insecticide to form a deadly myle-synaptic poison.

Thanks to an alert medical resident, the deputy and the investigator survived, the mystery was solved, and the warning went out to avoid making planters out of tires driven on local roads.

Dateline Needlebush - April 5, 2002

Dreamweaver    Posted 06-21-2001 at 16:00:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've seen them done, but were cut in a decorative pattern along the edge which made it easier to turn.

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