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Re: GSBN:Stone Veneer over Bales

Actually Matts someone has already beat you to it.  Can't remember
the name of the company but there was a guy through here recently
that had just attended a course to do exactly that. They had all
kinds of stamps and techniques.  However, we do the same type of
thing over block stem walls all the time.  It's really not that
difficult. Just takes a little trial and error samples working out
the technique.  And although I probably wouldn't go on record
recommending the practice on a grand scale I do admit to attaching
stones to lower part of bale walls using a clay mortar and a clay/
sand grout sealed with linseed oil.  Enough confessions for one day.

Anyhow, Bob, if that company intrigues you, I will try to get some
additional info for you.

On Mar 20, 2007, at 7:15 AM, MattsMyhrman@...:

In a message dated 3/18/07 8:04:51 PM, john.skillfulmeans@...

in the old days, like, i mean decades ago, ancient history, skilled
plasterers used to shape stone-like features in lime plaster.
look around
any downtown built in the early 20th century and you will see
plenty of
this.  the tools are still available...(i think michel at
transmineral has

<a  target="_blank" href="http://www.transmineralusa.com/";>http://www.transmineralusa.com/</a>

The plasterer of one of the old Nebraska hay-bale houses did
exactly that,
using a tool to create grooves in the plaster.   The old photo we
have gives the
false impression that the building is made using big, rectangular
blocks of
stone.   Maybe The Last Straw could earn some extra cash by
patenting the idea
and selling franchises.   Perhaps it could be called "Fauxstone".
If that
name is already trademarked, how about "Foe-stone--your best
defense against
aggressive tax collectors"

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