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Larger Vanda Basket

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by DPfarr, Jul 5, 2015.

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  1. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Another option is to make a template out of MDF or hardboard the shape of one segment. Use double-sided carpet tape to stick it to some dimensional lumber of the right size, and a router table and a template routing bit to shape the pieces.

    The advantage over the use of a band/scroll/saber saw is that you get a nice smooth edge. Disadvantage is more wasted material, and you need a reasonably robust router and table (or a shaper).
     
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    I think I'm just going to have some woodwork company with a cnc make me 200 pieces or some quantity that's equitable for each of us.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Daniel, what did you do to accommodate your plant?
     
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    Ha! I neglected it and it grew all over the basket. I feel that neglect part describes that the new growth doesn't get the immediate moist area of moss when it wants to put out roots. Instead, hopefully they make it?

    Potentially, I could still remedy this. Not being in an orchid nursery everyday dulls my motivation and observation to much lesser levels than they already were.