June 2012 Blog Posts (7)

My Style Mentors

http://hilltopgothic.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-style-mentors.html

Added by Durf on June 30, 2012 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Mortar Series 4

Mortar:





Lime Kiln - Western Little Lehigh Parkway - Allentown, PA





Mortar is seldom the same. In fact, it is almost always different. Over the coming months we will be sending out e-mails like this one, in which we will describe and explore mortar - what it is, what it does, good mortar, bad mortar and what mortar can teach us about masonry…

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Added by Rob Wozniak on June 29, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

http://hilltopgothic.blogspot.com/

Hi,

Here's my blog http://hilltopgothic.blogspot.com/

Added by Durf on June 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Mortar Series 3

Sands: a Critical Component of Mortar





In mortar mixes, the right sand can make a mortar and the wrong sand can ruin it.  Sand, in masonry terms, is a loose particle of hard broken rock and it can vary a good bit in size. In historic buildings, the size of the aggregate varied…
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Added by Rob Wozniak on June 20, 2012 at 11:36am — No Comments

Mortar Series 2

Mortar: A Good Repointing Mortar Must Be Softer than the Original





Mortar is seldom the same. In fact, it is almost always different. Over the coming months we will be sending out e-mails like this one, in which we will describe…
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Added by Rob Wozniak on June 13, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Mortar Series 1

Mortar:



...It is seldom the same. In fact, it is almost always different. Over the coming months we will be sending out e-mails like this one, in which we will describe and explore mortar - what it is, what it does, good mortar, bad mortar and what mortar can teach us about masonry restoration.

Mortar Auto-Genesis
A close up example of old lime mortar on an 18th century…
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Added by Rob Wozniak on June 13, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments

New life for the old radiator cover.

We rescued this old original radiator cover from the basement.  Gods know how long it was stuffed down there, but the rust, on the side,  was getting pretty bad.

After a full day of cleaning, scrapping, sanding, cleaning again, priming and painting, I got this...

In the living room light, I can see that I either have to paint the radiator or scrap the old paint off it.  And the cover itself could use another…

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Added by TriDog on June 3, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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