Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September 1, 2014 OMG The First wall

We just uncovered our first wall today.  I must say it is a masterpiece, not a perfect wall by any means but it stands sentinel.
It is a towering 11' 2x2' pillar in the southeast corner.

It all started here....

After building the shed we mixed samples to find the color
we wanted.  We experimented with a range of browns and reds.


Then Paul started on the 2' end forms that we
will be able to reuse for all the walls.

Bit of play time before the wolf eats the rabbit

Paul as always is Perfectly Square
Just had to show off our Mouser Extraordinaire
Nurtsy Butsy

 
 
The assembled form



Mixing up about 2 yards with the concrete and the colorant



Here we go......



Already up to about 4'.  We had to end for the day so
there is a cold seam in the wall around here



 








 

Ramming the last lift, 11' up.


 
Mixing the concrete cap

 
 
 
And Here it is....... 
 



What a beauty.  The cold seam isn't dry yet.



Close up of the mottling
 

 



 





 


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