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Old 11-21-2009, 03:51 AM
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Hey FX,,,

You really need to put a time capsule down the hole before you close it... Print out this thread of the build... throw in a few pictures,,, and some twinkies.. they say twinkies will last forever due to the amout of chemicals in them... (dont know if thats really true)

Sounds like your working a ton too... Maybe you need to take a day and iust sit down and relax before you burn out....

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Old 11-21-2009, 08:41 AM
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Thanks all, for the replies! This has been one of the "honey do this" projects which has been put on hold for the longest time and now that I'm actually working on it, I'm kind of enjoying it, including the learning process.
One major reason for the elevated ambition and the sense of urgency I have for this project is the fact that once I get to the main deck/patio area I can actually start on the oven foundation! That's my driving force...

And yes, I plan on capsuling a few items and family momentos as I go along....
I've already dug up a bunch of aluminum soda cans from the late 70's as I've gone along. That's when this house was built.

I have a full day off today so I plan on pouring another slab, then working on another foundation wall next step below.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:22 AM
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Slowly progressing...

I will pour another slab this afternoon before the big dinner.

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Old 11-26-2009, 09:31 AM
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nice progress.....

lovin it......


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Old 11-26-2009, 06:16 PM
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Coolness!

Mummified Twinkies - it would be our luck that some far future intergalactic explorer would only find the Twinkies in the ruins of our civilization...

Then again, that might be the best possible representative of our culture...


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Old 11-27-2009, 11:55 AM
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Then again, that might be the best possible representative of our culture...


...as our diet or the justice system?....or both
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:12 AM
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That was a huge amount of work and it's looking really good.

After my concrete projects, I swore I'd put my mixer on craigslist as soon as it was done. I can't seem to part with it!

Nicely done,

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Old 12-08-2009, 03:47 AM
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Hey FX,,,

Havent seen any new posts ?? are you hurt or just busy ?? Hope your making progress

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Old 12-08-2009, 10:23 AM
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That was a huge amount of work and it's looking really good.

After my concrete projects, I swore I'd put my mixer on craigslist as soon as it was done. I can't seem to part with it!

Nicely done,

Christo
Thanks Christo! I've been following your entire patio project as well and saw the video clip last week. I was very impressed with your work and a nice setting as well.

I already had some offer to buy my mixer when my project was done but told him that ain't gonna happen.....as I have other projects lined up for 2010, including my oven build.....
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:27 AM
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I'm still hanging in there Mark. I've been busy at work but was able to pour a few steps during the week. I'll pour another slab on Sat.

Here are before and 'current progress' (shot this morning) shots:



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