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[Cob] but wait! RE: OK, this is a heart throb for meRon Becker ron45 at tularosa.net
Sun Jan 28 17:56:46 PST 2007
Beautiful Charmaine, I forgot that stuff. A bread oven is a good starter as well, but more complex than a bench but very doable as a first project. And don't forget workshop Charles they are everywhere now. Ron Those who question global warming have a financial or emotional interest in the status quo. On Jan 28, 2007, at 4:46 PM, Dirtcheapbuilder-Charmaine Taylor wrote: > > On Jan 28, 2007, at 2:48 PM, Charles Trella wrote: > > Ron et all . . > done by hands whose skills and artisanship far exceed my own. To own > and live in one of these would be nirvana for me. > It is my dream to build some form of alternative low impact home and > life for my retirement in either NH or some NE quadrant of the US > state near the mountains. > Chuck > ++++++++++++++++++++++ > But wait Chuck... no reason you can't make a small hut or even a > comley dog house with all the artistic talent you DO have. And you > will learn more as you mess with the clay too. > > Many years ago I envied the gorgeous cob benches I saw, and started > making a cob garden bench of my own while I lived at a rental house. > > It was so much fun, I learned a ton, and the peacefulness of mixing > the clay and shaping the arms and back were hours well spent. > I remember that time fondly, and having people come and want to sit on > my "bench" BUT BUT my SKILL level was pretty low! I ended up > with a cob "couch" shape, and it was big, lumpy and not perfect at > ALL in my mind.. others saw my pictures of it, and a man in UK later > told me it was my cob couch that inspired him to begin building...go > figure. > > I think one of the best things you can do is to make a small > structure, even if it is a 6' long curvey privacy wall with glass > bottles for light to pass. > > Nothing says you cant try and experiement just for the FUN of it. > Even a tiny 4' -6' diameter round 'hut" for storing garden tools is > worth doing. > > post script: When I moved my landlady made me KNOCK my bench down..I > could not bring myself to do it, and got a friend to do it for > me, and return the clay back to the earth... > > Charmaine Taylor Publishing > www.dirtcheapbuilder.com > PO BOX 375 CUTTEN CA 95534 USA > Tel: 707-441-1632 > New Books-DVDs-CDs on Natural/House Building > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist >
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