Ferrocement: How to links & resources…

 

 

 

 

 

Here are 4 how to links which I can refer to later for making concrete sculptures for outdoor use…

http://www.statebystategardening.com/state.php/carolinas/articles/building_garden_art_using_ferro-cement

http://www.thegardenartforum.com/sb/index.php?key=home&itemid=1

http://www.dragonfarm.us/Plaster_Fin.html

http://artconcrete.blogspot.com/

Ideas:

*I am interested in using a two part white cement mix with a one part crushed marble(I found white marble stones at Home Hardware Building Centre at Dupont west of Christie which I could hammer into marble dust myself), then adding glass fibers 3/4 inch, perlite, aragonite sand, cement bond admixture, & silica sand in small amounts for complexity, since I have read the more complex your mix, the stronger…

* I am considering using galvanized steel pipe 1/2 inch, with connectors, & a tool bender or conduit bender(about $51.99 at Home Depot at Laird & Eglinton) to bend the pipe- all this instead of welding the steel rebar then galvanizing later (though I found a zinc galvanizing spray primer- but I think welding is a bit intense for me right now…)

*Looking into stucco mesh lathe instead of chicken wire or to use both- need metal cutting tool & gloves for cutting…

 

 

 

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