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  • Thanks, Philip, Carl, Scott, Mike and Bob!! I am getting better, almost back to normal. At least as normal as I usually am this time of year.

    I finished bricking the left wall on 12-10.

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    Then I cut the forms for the buttresses from a 1/2" wood dowel. Not glued on yet.

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    But at that point I decided to give the bricks a break and moved on to the right wall, which I believe is actually the back wall. It is cinder block. I started it on 12-12.


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    • Bernd
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      Kind of reminds me of when I used over 1,000 soap stone blocks on building the lower half of the rock crusher building.

  • Fred,
    You deserve a break from brick laying but I'm not sure block laying is a very big break!
    Dave
    Dave

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    • Fred,

      Good to see you are feeling better. When I see your bricklaying and now blocklaying I just shake my head. You are amazing.

      Bob
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      • Fred, you get the "repetition and tedium award" for the month!
        Carl

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        • Fred,

          You are a man of many layers, of course.
          Patient and talented as well.

          Scott

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          • Thanks, Bernd, Dave, Bob, Carl and Scott. Ray, sorry I missed you earlier.

            The good thing about blocks is they go a lot faster. Finished that in 2 days.

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            Then, a day or so later, I went back to bricking my butt off on buttresses. They didn't go as fast. Even though I'm only doing 3 sides.

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            • CNE1899
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              Fred,
              The nice thing about you hand "laying" the brick an d block is it has a natural look vs a machine cut look.
              The buttress turned out excellent, nice brick definition and I like the mortar look. Is that straight over unpainted wood?

              Scott
              Last edited by CNE1899; 01-11-2022, 09:44 AM.

          • Looks like very tedious work but the results speak for themselves.

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            • Scott, it's over unpainted wood right now but it will all be painted and mortared later.

              Thanks, Ray?

              Ok, the buttresses are done and in place.

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              Including the one on the front left.

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              And the windows and doors are done, except for the large "garage" door.

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              • Hats off to the brick layer!
                Dave
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                • Thanks, Dave!!

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                  • Moving right along, as of 1-15, the walls are painted and mortared. And the caps are added to the buttresses. The walls are joined together. Windows installed and glazed, doors done.


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                    And the bay area is dried in.

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                    • Almost fired up and ready to go, Terrell. It's looking good.

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                      • Fantastic!
                        Carl

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                        • Fred,
                          Wow, the paint and mortar really bring the building to a whole other level!
                          This is the first time I have seen you do this technique, and I did not know what to expect.
                          You really work wonders with it! It looks very realistic.

                          Scott

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                          • Fred, an outstanding job as usual from you. I love your brickwork.

                            Bob
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