The black swan of trespass

Repeatedly at auctions I have passed up tyre swans and more importantly tyre urns because they weren’t exactly what I wanted so now I find myself still swanless and none appear at auction anymore. I was forced to think about this when I came across this site selling bus brake planters. I have some planters made of old bulldozer track runners, and very elegant they are.

But they are not tyre urns. I am further irritated by the knowledge that a few kilometres up the highway the town of Rylstone has an annual tyre swan competition. My envy runneth over. So I’ve tracked down how to do it.

This pdf gives you the basic run down on the swan. And this site tells you how to make the planter.

The classic urn that I admire so much is created by cutting the planter with the tyre still on the wheel then when you turn the tyre inside out the offcut makes the base, the wheel makes the middle section and the tyre is the top planter section.

And finally, in case you wondered why, this site tells you why it’s such a cool thing to do, along with other ways to coolness.