So its been a while since I updated on my "bench project". Even though it was finished a couple weeks ago, I hadn't removed the old pot yet. Steven and I have just been all consumed. My friend greg stopped by for a one martini lunch today (the joys of being your own boss), and I put him on it. The original pot was fused to the cement, so after we emptied out all the dirt, he took a shovel and just hacked away at it.