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I am using an extruded polyurethane with thickness of 5 cm

Draw a circle using any tool you want ( I use the cover of a jar )

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I am using a HOT wire to cut the shape, first I cut to a cube and then I cut the shape

After the hot wire, use Sand paper to make it smooth

BE CAREFUL with the HOT wire !!! not to cut any finger...

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Mark around points in equal spaceing

Connect the dots to have the lines

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With a tape measure we measure the diameter (in this case, 28 cm )

mark the vertical lines of the stones on the sides and also on top

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Use the knife to cut the spaces between the stones

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In this step we will create the cover of the well

Measure and mark the lines with a pen

Use the knife to create the spaces

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Use any tool you want ( even the other end of the brush ) to press, so it will seem like the stones are NOT perfectly built but rather old

The material we are using ( extruded polyurethane ) is not elastic, so when you press it will stay like this

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Use a wire brush to give the stones interesting texture

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Cut additional 3 pieces of the extruded polyurethane, cut them according to the shape you see in the pictures and glue them

Use the wire brush to give them texture

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In the same way we plan, cut and create the stone columns

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Using the sharp knife, cut some stones as they were broken over time

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Here is the result before starting to paint

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Mix the 2 colors you see and add water to dilute them

the color should look like in the second picture

The 3rd picture shows the well after painting with this mix

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Use this color to paint the cover of the well

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Use this color as a second layer on the well

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Use the white color with a hard brush to do dry brushing

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The stone columns are painted in the same way

We use a dark color for the spaces between the stones to give it more nuance

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Use a wire for the handle of the cover

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After the color is completely dry, prepare the PVA glue diluted in water to 30%.

the PVA will protect and maintain the color over time

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Add some artificial fibers as a vegetation (optional)

This is the final result of creating the water well itself

please leave a feedback on this guide so I will know if it was valuable for you or if you have any suggestions for improvement

If you want to see how the rest of the elements were created please follow the other parts of creating this water well :

part 2 - the wooden beams - http://miniscaping.com/guide/86/pic/view

part 3 - the bucket and the pulley

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