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kumin

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45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« on: July 22, 2023, 01:19:18 PM »
Rootstock in Citripots is prone to fall to the side. Rootstock can be awkward to budgraft in upright,or even flat position. This is a crude positioning apparatus to secure the rootstock in a favorable position while budding or grafting. Upon using it I should be able to critique its ergonomic pros and cons.

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Re: 45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2023, 11:43:05 AM »


This is a mobile version created out of vinyl 4" x 4" post material attached by pop rivets.

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Re: 45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2023, 12:34:26 PM »
I put my rootstocks up high on a pedestal.


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Re: 45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2023, 09:06:54 PM »
My next adaptation will be to mount the square tubing on a turntable, allowing rotation by hand to remove the lower thorns, as well as to access the best exposed part of the rootstock stem.

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Re: 45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2023, 12:08:20 PM »
Recent adaptations allow the Citripots to be held in any preferred position.




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Re: 45 Citrus grafting bench/station
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2023, 11:59:01 PM »
I love to see your dedication to this.  I sometimes get aggravated grafting citrus, with the thorns and dropping tiny buds that always land cut side down.  Little conveniences make a big difference.  I do most of my grafting on my kitchen table, and I have been using zip ties and baggies instead of poly tape.

 

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