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Old 03-25-2016, 08:48 PM   #20746
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:25 PM   #20747
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Making a niche insert for our shower (it is nice working on our own stuff for a change!)


The stained glass window is the inspiration:



The drawing:



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Almost done - just need a few pinholes filled:



Materials used: Carrara, red onyx, Rain Forest marble
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Old 04-01-2016, 06:26 PM   #20748
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Rich, that could be my jobsite, I've got that same dolly, bucket dolly, and coffee can.

Adriana, holy mackerel, that's awesome.
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:50 PM   #20749
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Beautiful! What's the black stuff, Adriana? It looks too thin to be silicone.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:38 PM   #20750
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:07 PM   #20751
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Beautiful! What's the black stuff, Adriana? It looks too thin to be silicone.


It is Integra Adhesive - a 2 part glue that has great water resistant properties. We use it to build soapstone sinks. It dries rock hard and can be ground and polished. Comes pre-coloured and is an all round awesome product.

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Old 04-02-2016, 07:25 PM   #20752
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From a short while ago. I am just happy with the cuts around that mantle Wish they let me redo the hearth though, that is original tile, had matching stuff on the wall before.

Edit: Adriana, that looks awesome. I think I may have to try something like that soon
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:24 PM   #20753
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Tedious mosaic project...
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:10 PM   #20754
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Shorts finally arrived,kit BS will be here in a week or so.

Grout this tomorrow,then off to another house to WP a wine cellar that will be potentially used later as an elevator.
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Rich, I've never pulled with just thinset, always have had some mud in there. I can see that method working on certain conditions where a large trowel just isn't quite enough. When you use this method is the thinset fairly loose and pull with a box screed? Also you said you pulled it one way and wish you'd pull it the other way as well. Are you saying screed it east to west one day then screed it north to south the next?
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:00 PM   #20756
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When I use that method,the thinset is "just right". Make it too loose,it could potentially sink,along with causing bubbling,which you'll see the next day. Too thick,and it's hard to pull,and taking a diceroll on it bonding etc(esp if not burning into concrete as you pulling along).

Wine cellar/elevator shaft WP first coat,spent over an hour prepping,and removing what looked like roofing felt along the perimeter(possibly used in between formboards?) Absolutely hate grinding concrete,and still affecting my sinuses,even after wearing dust mask lol)
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Nice work Rich. If you have to grind concrete invest in one designed to attach to a vacuum and buy a Dust Deputy. They even make cheap vacuums work good. Worth the money.

Some pictures of a project we completed earlier this year.
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:46 AM   #20760
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Awesome layout Issac,with the fulls etc laid around the niche!!

I rarely/never grind concrete,I generally get the peeps that fudged it up,to do it lol. If I did it more than twice a year,for sure I would invest in a dust collector

Nice mudwork Justin. Like the idea of the holes in your feather edges! Sure beats having the helper hold em in a certain place,hoping he doesn't move em,and sliding them off correctly after mud applied lol.
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