Monday, November 14, 2011

disco de diamantes










Finished up the first section of pavers today.  Started off by pulling the forms off a near perfect pour from yesterday.  30 more full pieces and 9 chopped in half flushed it out.  Cutting them was a breeze... cut/cut/drop.  Scored a half inch deep cut on each side then dropped them on an angled up piece of 2x2 steel tubing.  Swept the sand around and called it a good day.  Our 40% chance of thunderstorms turned into only a light a sprinkle.  57,70,50, .01",C

12 comments:

Rita B. said...

Good Job! Looks perfect.

Cindy said...

You are a clever man... in any country, but esp. the one where you reside. I haven't seen any medium or task you have undertaken turn out anything but "beautiful". (Inside joke, that is the favorite word of the locals I am around everyday, say it with an accent)

El Viejo said...

Very nice John! Very nice!

jandean said...

Epic. Glorious. Imperial. Magnificent. Splendid.

Allison said...

Beauty! Love the technique for halving the pavers. That is a gorgeous interior.

Dani said...

LOL and for a moment there I thought your heading referred to a disco ball and I couldn't for the life of me figure our why you'd need that...

Your paving looks "baie lekker" (South African for very good) :)

BBC said...

It rains too damn much here.

Zach said...

As a long time gawker at your blog, there is something extremely satisfying about that portion being paved.

Way to go, dude.

WGZ said...

Gotta agree with Zach... hope you pulled up a chair, sat down and had a beer while admiring your work. Inspiration for us all.

Dizzy-Dick said...

What are you going to name that boulevard?

2 Dogs said...

It is a little premature but I would remove all the rubble from under the deck areas and plan on making some of the deck boards easily removable. Small items that I need always seem to drop between the cracks of my deck boards to never be seen again. Also a critter may get under there and either die and stink or set up house and you need to remove them.

Allen Hare said...

Very nice, John! Sure like the ingenious method of breaking the pavers. Those diamond blades are awesome. You are creating a really good looking and comfortable space there. When finished, it will be so nice to sit out in that plant filled atrium of yours. Especially when the winds are howling outside, to have that large enclosed calm space will be so comforting.