Monday, October 29, 2012

More feild stone, wood ,and concrete

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Preparing the concrete mold
                                        Adding the steel rod to support the top
Getting ready for the pour
                                                                 While I was at the school I drilled holes in the stone for a couple of bolts that would be attached. The bolts were left in the stone so after the pour I could unbolt the concrete from the stone.This project was even less work to finish then the last. All though I just needed to cut a top for the base, I did need to clean up the base a little. When the concrete was poured it was attached to the field stone and there was a little bleeding of the black dye onto the red stone. I just needed to hit it with a sand blaster and that took care of the problem. 

 I used a piece of butternut for the top and even though it was a nice looking piece of wood on its own I decided to ebonize the top because I thought it was a better fit with the black.....well more like gray concrete that supported it. 

 I really like this the best of the two concrete projects.The last of the three school projects ( a small box) may have to wait for a while as I really need to finish up the chair I have started.

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