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[Cob] Washington, DC cobbers: New ProjectRaduazo at aol.com Raduazo at aol.com
Fri Jul 16 19:22:15 PDT 2004
We (DC Cobbers) have a new project scheduled for the Washington, DC area. It is a new children's playhouse to be constructed St. John's Episcopal Preschool on O- street in Georgetown. After talking with the school principal, I am personally very excited about this project. It is her goal to create a school that will compare favorably with the ten best schools of it's type in the world. I like the school, the environment and the people. Construction will be accomplished over a period of 5 or 6 days with the participation (and hopefully a little assistance) from parents, children and guests. We are planning to invite guests from the neighborhood and from adjacent schools to come and work on the house. Since each day may consist of a different group of people, then each day will include the same introduction to cob lecture. A little boring in that sense, but good in that we should be able to introduce a large number of people to cob. I hope some of you will be a thrilled as I am and willing to come in as my assistant in exchange for learning a little about cob construction. I will be building an urbanite foundation sometime in September. If you have never tried stone working this is a great chance. I will not be building a full fledged foundation for our little 4-6 foot walls, but the principles used to cut and fit pieces of urbanite apply to all stone construction. This should take about two days and those dates are not set. Since urbanite is an adult only endeavor the exact days are flexible and can be set to suit the convenience of myself and a volunteer assistant. The building days are October 4, 6, 8, 12, 18. I hope it will not take that many days, but I am putting them on the calendar just in case. You will notice that these are alternating days. That gives the cob one day to dry between building days, and if it rains, the 4th automatically gets bumped to the 5th and so on. I hope there are a few folks out there interested in learning cob. If someone from outside the Washington, DC area is interested in coming down (or up) they will be welcomed to camp out on one of my spare rooms. I will also be doing a rammed earth floor in August dates on that are also flexible. I have never done this so, I will be working from directions in The Sculpted House, and you will be learning along with me. Ed
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