Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Making Shrink Pots (Krympburkar)

There has been a bit of discussion about making shrink pots since i made the post on here about them earlier this week, so with a bit of time to spare and shed time already booked, i decided that i should make a video on how to make the simplest of shrink pots, the video is in two parts as i didn't realise until i uploaded them to You Tube that my account there now allows me post up video's longer than the standard 15 minutes.





Hope someone out there finds these of use?.

5 comments:

  1. Huge thanks for this, Mark! I have one of those very same augers and after I put a wee handle on it, I'll be having a go at a shrink pot. The making of these always seemed a little mysterious to me but your vids have totally cleared up the process and I'm now confident enough to attempt it myself. Brilliant!

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  2. Glad you found them of use, look forward to seeing your pots now ;-)

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  3. Right o' mate, I've made a couple of pots. One from Alder and one from Hazel and both are a success. Despite the pine bottom being a loose and not very good fit the Alder pot has shrunk hugely to grip it tightly with only the tiniest gaps in one corner. The Hazel pot has a Beech bottom which is a very tight fit that has caused a small split at the bottom. However, I've left the bark on the pot and it seems to be keeping the split in check i.e. it doesn't run any further inside the pot. Couldn't have done it without these videos!

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  4. Sorry, one more question: on the Flexcut Carvin' Jack, which tool is it that you use to carve the gouge? You mention a veiner but it looks like a scorp or v-scorp? It's just that I note Flexcut sell the tools individually and they're not that expensive so I was thinking of buying one of the scorp type tools but would like to know which one. Thanks again.

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  5. I use the V Scorp, sorry, ive always called it a Veiner, but the V scorp is the one i use the most for carving out the channel.

    Looking forward to seeing your pots, ive not made one from Alder yet, should be getting some later in the year though when i "prune" some of the trees up the lakes.

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