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joe strenko07/10/2017 01:28:26
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Steve,, only $1.00??? Those bricks are heavy,,,😆😆 and are worth at least a $1.25 for 200..... I have to say that this has to be one of the most tedious tasks that I've taken on to date. And I think the pictures are proof.😬 So the next to last picture shows the walls and general layout.. a lot of masonry work ahead of me..😩😩 perhaps Mr John Race our local resident builder could lend a helping hand 😬 Or drum up a labor force for me





joe strenko09/10/2017 16:18:39
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So with the road stone work wrapping up, I've been wondering what color (s) should I choose??? Since my oringinal thought was to have the setting someplace in Italy or perhaps in North Africa, I am wondering should the colors be all some earth tone / sand or could I get away with some grey? Also I am going to rework the sidewalk pieces that I cut out and have placed so far. I simply don't like the look and placement of them. Comments and suggestions welcomed

Steve Jones 1209/10/2017 19:14:53
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Well worth the patience mate. A wonderful result. If in Italy you could get away with a grey mixture of bricks. You may also want to consider light and dark reds also. For Africa you would probably want to stick with sand colours. Look forward to seeing what you decide


Scottie09/10/2017 19:32:11
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​Great work on the bricks, I feel your pain I cast and laid over 1400 bricks for a build a few years ago.


joe strenko09/10/2017 20:30:57
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Thanks Steve for the assistance. Not sure which way I will go,, maybe a couple of experiments first. I did change the sidewalk pieces that I had installed before and like this look much better. An iron gate and a couple of columns are forth coming,

Scottie, thanks and yes the stonework was back breaking...😬 I probably only have a couple hundred.. can't imagine 1400

Si Benson09/10/2017 20:42:57
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Hi Joe,

I broke into a cold sweat just looking at all the brickssmile o....that’s dedication for youthumbs up

I’d have got fed up on the second row and bumbled off to have a snooze on the couch wink 2.


joe strenko13/10/2017 00:44:42
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Si, what do you think took me so long?? Ha ha ..many breaks in the action so I had plenty of time for a nap...or maybe it was the few 🍺🍺's that I had??? 🤔

Started on some columns and face stone on the wall with some other details. And yes the gate actually will open and close with some little hinge work added.




John Race13/10/2017 13:12:54
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Bricks, there are brick and bricks but these are the dogs doodahs

Sorry mate I have been lacking in following thisblush. Have to say nice to see a fellow Chopper fan. thumbs up

The cobbles/bricks are looking really good, once I got into the swing of brick making its quite relaxing ( perhaps I should get out more  

I don't know it you are going to just drag a coarse sand paper or stiff wire brush,( those very small ones ) and just take some of the squareness off the long sides. Not a lot a pressure needed but it results in a worn looking road way. This is just a suggestionsmiley

Gates that open , my word this is pushing the boat out, good for you.


ceo of bricks are us

Edited By John Race on 13/10/2017 13:13:30

joe strenko18/10/2017 21:51:47
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John, thanks for the advice. On how to rough up those little buggers.. had planned on doing something to rough them up a bit but hadn't thought of how to do so.

Let the plastering begin,,




John Race18/10/2017 23:53:32
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Joe .

That looks great , love the coping stones on the top. Very neatly cut I might add laugh. You know how the cork goes if you rough it up , very soft on the edges , you may find that just a flat section of sand paper say 100 grit just pulled backwards over the cork will give you the warn look. Just try it lightly at first.

John .

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