HA!!! So good, that turned out great, you must be thrilled.Oh ,and listen to lahave , I'm no expert on hypertufa ,but I do know the cure is the most important part of the process if you want it to be around for awhile.
That's awesome lahave!!Yes trilane although they love it in the westcoast ,my poor Gunnera struggle here in the interior ,We are hot (mid 90's for weeks now)with very low humidity.They are big feeders ,so fertilize often and they love to have wet feet ,as they say.
Ok ,let's give it a whirl.Send me in a private message any question you like,on leaf casting ,mold making, garden, the store ,my shop etc..even a personal question is cool as well.If I get enough ,I will compile them and do a answer vid for y'all. Let's see what happens.
PS , no smart ass stuff from the Kiwi , not you pene the other one.
I think when I mixed my mix up, I was at the end of my bottle of bonder and added some water and left it there for a few days. I then mixed the diluted bonder with a new mix, due to not wanting to waste a drop of bonder and the mix just crumbled. I thought it may have been humidity or something, but it wasn't. Don't really have any problems with concrete curing over here, whatever the time of the year it is, so it must have been my dodgy mix. Sorry to hear you strained your back. My back isn't what it used to be either.
I didn't try the paw paw fruit and I didn't see a paw paw plant/tree either, even though I was in the middle of a forest surrounded by trees and woodpeckers.
Naww, we don't have woodpecker over here, they would be amazing 😊 next time you see a papaw you should give it a try..
Well it's either my mix or the temp so 'elimination time'!! I've been spending way to long worried about this leaf, I'm just gonna let it be for now and start again with fresh ingredients. 👍
Hmmm thinking how to respond.I don't want this to come across as a terse response, but it probably will.We strive here on the forum to teach sound practices for new members and the like to successfully complete a project.Many steps that we describe and offer are tried, and used in practical applications after years of successful casting by many members .We do not wish to confuse a new member with contradictory information.That being said ,everyone is free to do what they like with the advice they are given. New members are usually very excited about discovering this new skill , and wish to do ...well, maybe more than they should at the start.Better to walk before we run.But again , fly at it as you wish. I will just mention that if information is deemed to be to be counter to established advice that may be detrimental to membership guidance, it will be removed from the thread.
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Another great idea, pene!! 👍 6 birds? are they all alexandrines?
Can I move in too, Lahave? Would be just me, hubby, 3 kids, the old man, and about 30 fish, 2 catfish and a snail
Sounds like a riot, bring it on! But only if you bring the didges too! I fancy trying one, I used to blow a bugle in a marching band when I was a teenager! Now what I'm going to ask you is going to be misconstrued by all, but with didge playing, is there also a lot of tonguing involved, as there is with blowing a bugle!
Oh wow awesome,, I'm going to be making one of those...i've got some ferns and some lumber… Am I on the right track?
Close ,you'll want to use melamine to build your box ,silicone all exposed seams. Agonz mentioned the steel or waterever support you put in your bench.Sorry Agonz ,the metal goes in at the very end,that's were your flexural strength will be needed the most on a bench.J88 if you can wait a few days I'll do a quick vid for you.
Thank you,thank you, thank you😃 Ooooooo I carnt wait till our summer. That is one big #%* 😱👽😬 leaf. How long did that take to cure? Where was it going and was it left natural or did you paint it up, stain or anything.
If I recall ,we didn't flip it for at least 3 weeks.It was left natural and I'll post some pics were it got installed.
Ok a lesson learned , did a custom leaf pillar for a client 24" high x 10" .Wow,what a challenge, made lots of smaller ones before ,but just the depth on this guy was crazy hard.Needed to rent an octopus for the arms I needed but didn't have.