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Sat Dec 20 12:29:06 PST 2008
I've actually seen this type of floorin action, per say... even if its a high traffic afrea that it's on, if a spot gets worn out, you just reapply more paper and re-shellac...like a collage of sorts. When you begin, if you tear the sheets of craft paper or paper bags in odd shapes and paste them down, the after-effect will *kind of* looked marbled. On Sat, December 20, 2008 3:00 pm, coblist-request at deatech.com wrote: > Send Coblist mailing list submissions to > coblist at deatech.com > > To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to > coblist-request at deatech.com > > You can reach the person managing the list at > coblist-owner at deatech.com > > When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific > than "Re: Contents of Coblist digest..." > > > Today's Topics: > > 1. Faux Leather Floor... (Edward Allen) > 2. Re: Cob roofing (Henry Raduazo) > 3. Re: Coblist Digest, Vol 6, Issue 173 (Bernhard Masterson) > > > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Message: 1 > Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 19:52:51 -0500 > From: "Edward Allen" <edward.allen69 at gmail.com> > Subject: [Cob] Faux Leather Floor... > To: Coblist at deatech.com > Message-ID: > <ae6bebed0812191652g5b3aecbdt4db66b86f9f530fd at mail.gmail.com> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 > > Excuse me if this is a little off topic... > I am interested to see what you all think about trying to achieve > this technique http://rubyglen.com/crafts/leatherfloor.htm with natural > products. > > I'm thinking that I would use paste to past down the paper and then > shellac > over the top and then use hardwax ( > http://www.bioshieldpaint.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=120) > on top. > > This would be a floor that would get very light usage. > > I have a subfloor that I want to cover up cheaply and quickly. > > THANKS for your thoughts. > > Edward. > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 2 > Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 21:53:03 -0500 > From: Henry Raduazo <raduazo at cox.net> > Subject: Re: [Cob] Cob roofing > To: philmoulton <philmoulton at gmail.com> > Cc: coblist at deatech.com > Message-ID: <A1E20D22-B118-4DDB-9BE1-9E8A85A5D6EB at cox.net> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed > > Phil: I built a couple of bamboo basket domes covered with a water > resistant daub made of clay, paper pulp and white (Elmer's) glue > which is later treated with linseed oil to make it more or less water > proof. I have never built one larger than 7 foot in diameter, but > theoretically you should be able to make it much larger. The bamboo > here in Washington, DC has a climax height of 40 ft. and you can cut > and split 20 foot long sections suitable for weaving, but I do not > recommend working with piece longer than ten feet. Still by splicing > you might be able to get something much larger. I have a couple photo > essays covering the process that I can send you if you can receive > big files with pictures. > If you are looking for a temporary form I issued a half dozen > patents on inflatable domes used for forming concrete when I worked > at the US Patent and Trademark Office. You can get inflatable forms, > but I suspect they are high dollar Items. > Willow can also be used for weaving when bamboo is not available, > but you need to develop a willow grove that you can harvest every year. > Ed > On Dec 18, 2008, at 9:52 PM, philmoulton wrote: > >> >> Has anyone successfully built a cob roof in the shape of a dome. >> I know you would have to build some sort of temporary inner >> supports to lay >> it in, "in a uniform manner" But once the roof dries the inner >> structure >> could be removed. >> >> The biggest concern would be rain but we can build a cob/adobe >> floor and >> seal it with linseed oil and mineral spirits and polish it so it is >> a very >> hard water resistant surface. >> >> Phil >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Coblist mailing list >> Coblist at deatech.com >> http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > > ------------------------------ > > Message: 3 > Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2008 10:25:50 -0800 > From: Bernhard Masterson <bernhard_masterson at hotmail.com> > Subject: Re: [Cob] Coblist Digest, Vol 6, Issue 173 > To: <coblist at deatech.com> > Message-ID: <COL101-W428F71E60926C98BFAF2C0FAF10 at phx.gbl> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" > > > > Greetings Dirk, > I live in wet Portland, OR and regularly do work with the Village > Building Convergence where many cob benches have been built in the > city. Originally cobbers were optimistic that a good oil and waxing > would preserve the benches. Over the course of the last eight years > that optimism has changed and now any bench that is expected to last is > built with a roof. The biggest problem is that eventually uncovered > cob gets wet, no matter what the treatment and then when it freezes the > expansion of the ice breaks large chunks off the surface. Once > saturated the straw eventually rots and then the tensile strength of > cob is mostly gone. Surface treatments have included, beeswax and > linseed oil, latex paint, lime, and concrete stucco (the most > successful). One material not yet tried is a polyurethane varnish. > When building benches outside be sure to build in such a way that there > is NO puddling on the surface, even if the bench is covered. Another > option is to build a curved, sculpted wall with deadman embedded and > then use wooden slats as a bench surface. This is actually warmer to > sit on and building a narrow shake roof over the wall is easy to do. > > Happy cobbing, > - Bernhard > > > ____________________________________bernhard_masterson at hotmail.com > > Natural building instruction and consultation > > > >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------- >> >> Message: 1 >> Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008 13:45:51 -0800 (PST) >> From: Terra Incognita <nomadbuzzahd at yahoo.com> >> Subject: [Cob] Weatherproofing a cob bench >> >> Hi there, >> >> I finished building a cob bench in Ithaca, New York this summer and >> wasn't quite sure how to weather proof it after applying a clay plaster. >> It looked great and I knew it was something of a gamble but I had to >> leave town and figured I'd just let it's exposure be an experiment. >> There's no roof over the bench and it's not realistic to build one. The >> rain this fall eroded patches of the plaster and I intend to spruce it >> up come springtime. Currently, I have a tarp over it. >> >> What are my options to keep this bench safe in the elements if a roof is >> not an option? I've seen uncovered cob benches elsewhere. Is a lime >> plaster my best bet or are there other options? >> >> Thanks much, >> >> Dirk Trachy >> Ithaca Freeskool >> http://www.ithacafreeskool.wordpress.com >> >> >> ------------------------------ >> > ********************************* > > _________________________________________________________________ > Send e-mail faster without improving your typing skills. > http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_hotmail_acq_speed_122008 > > ------------------------------ > > _______________________________________________ > Coblist mailing list > Coblist at deatech.com > http://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist > > > End of Coblist Digest, Vol 6, Issue 176 > *************************************** >
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