Paul O'Neill
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"Amazing.  Where is this being done?"
Oct 6, 2011
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"Nice work Brian.  Lots of nice depth.  How thick did you lay it on, and did you do one or multiple carving coats?"
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"Thank you Kenny. Just finishing the staining of the south exterior gable end. I will try to post a follow up photo soon. Thanks for the encouragement. Keep Watching Nathan's videos...always getting something new out of them."
Jul 13, 2011
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"almost as good as Nathan's stuff :)"
Jun 20, 2011
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"where can i find the approval sheet for it?"
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"how do you like the spider lathe? i'm used to metal lathe. metal lathe is covered under ICC. does spider lathe have a data sheet you could submit to a building department?"
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"wow, that looks very real :)"
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"nice job!  did you do the rock, stain, and then use a squeeze bag for the mortar joints?  what issues were you having with the flex-c-ment?  anything you would have done different?  I have a rather large retaining wall I need to…"
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"the first time i used the mortar sprayer, we put up about 250 square feet of carving mix in a few hours.  the three man crew, including myself, were on the wall until 2:30 in the morning trying to get all that mix carved.  be careful you…"
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"once this building is complete, going to open market for our asian pear orchard.  taking online college course in winemaking from University of California Davis.  i'll be putting the cellar to good use.  it stays an even 60…"
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"whooo boy im whipped just readin that! lol!! hats off paul youre doin a great job from top too the very bottom!! it will be nice when you get to enjoy it!!"
May 24, 2011
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"nice staining/painting. you should do a vie some day. i haven't seen this type of coloring. most stuff i see is sandstone colors. nice work!"
May 24, 2011

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concrete construction. 3d drafting and designing, CAD, using Chief Architect. Classically trained mechanical engineer.

We design and build concrete buildings using insulated concrete forms (ICFs). We also rescue antique timber frames and incorporate antique lumber into new structures, adding carved barnstones.

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recent photos of my first project

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 9:48am 0 Comments

Thanks all for the great compliments on my first project.



the stones vary from 1.5" to 3". about 4 stones we built up to 4". doing the window and door headers was a challenge. had to build just an inch, carve joints and scratch. then lay next inch on top. otherwise it peels off. the carving mix was quickcrete mortar with Tru-pac additive from Walt Tools.



Believe it or not, this is my first project. Nathan's videos were very inspirational. Don at Walt Tools was always… Continue

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At 6:48am on June 28, 2010, Bruce Krauth said…
Your project is looking awesome. Thanks for the friend request. We will have to get together sometime and compare notes.
At 4:08pm on March 25, 2011, Nathan Giffin Vertical Artisans said…
Fantastic!!!
At 5:35am on April 11, 2011, tomohiko hirai said…

Thank you for your comments.

There is cement for the sculpture in Japan. The white cement is used. It is pre-mixed. 
Paints used the Smith paint. The basis is three colors.

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