For the last 11 days I have spent some time in Pharr TX with family and friends for Thanksgiving. While I have been down here, I went to Reynosa Mexico to actually do a project for my father on one of his buildings. I had no tools to speak of and with the help of the local hard ware store I managed to do the project.
I did film it and that will be cool for all the subscribers, however, I did want to share the experience with all on this forum.
The only tools I used for this job was a 14" round finishing trowel and a hawk.
I literally had no rollers or skins and did 't have time to make any. I did have a abundance of sand, small rocks and dust.
I was able to secure a 3/8" tuck point trowel and local cement and sand.
So I am calling this project "How to stone face in a foreign country survivor series"
It was very fun and rewarding at the same time. To be stripped down to the basics and beyond was a challenge that proved exciting at the least. Working with sands that were black and gray and other unfamiliar elements was a real treat.
It was simple fast and easy. The final looks great. I was unable to paint the feature due to time and weather but the locals were so blown away by the aperance it has caused several to desire it for their own homes. I would really like to see if any of them do it.
I will post some pictures as soon as I get back to Chicago.
I am currently in Harlingen TX and going nowhere fast due to weather. I hope I can get a plane to Huston soon.