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Photo 041003 viewsBecause of the sloping site and the ongoing house remodel at the time, much stair work was performed in the shop using a full sized mockup of wood. As a starting point I measured and transferred the slope and proposed footings at the site to a plywood 'floor' and 'wall' in the shop, accurate to within 1/16". The first fabrication job was having the 8" schedule 40 pipe bent at the roll formers following the plans. The curved pipe was not made as a compound curve to simplify bending. A longer curved stairway would have to have a compound curve spine. Using a simple curved pipe made the stair treads float at varying heights above the pipe yet rise was held at 7-1/2" consistently. With the pipe ready the wood mockup was begun and the pipe let in via forklift, with wood treads to follow. Many mockup components were handy as full size reference guides allowing me to easily figure these details of alignment and sizes before committing to metal and FC fabrication. A mockup was truly necessary to make this a one-shot installation with no screw-ups. Later the plywood shop tread templates served as handy on-site rod and mesh covers prior to mudding allowing the client, pets, friends, and contractors to use the stairs unfinished.
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Ferrocement Class 2010571 viewsMeasure twice, cut once
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dragon's right paw531 viewsdetail of right paw and talons
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201719 viewsNw side
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Solar House, FC Spiral Staicase1169 viewsThis staircase is located in the center of the Solar House. The individual FC steps are precast in steel molds. The platform that the spiral staircase is mounted on has vents from an underfloor, rock chamber used as thermal mass.
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Prepare for Spray2077 viewsTied off FC gate ready for external layer of papercrete stucco.
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barrel vault and dome removable trusses525 views
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6. The view from our dock3223 viewsThe view from our dock looking back at the Vase on the Carribean Beach.

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1328 viewsAfter bolting and welding the roofs from outside, I begin to cut doorways.Aug 27, 2011
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