Saturday, September 27, 2008

Recent work

This is why it has been so long since I have posted. It takes many weeks to complete just one job. The 2 photo's below are an earthen wall going up along the road. The foundation is rammed earth tires and they are placed in a traditional bricklike pattern. Above the foundation is around a yard of cob.

Interestingly enough to me is that I harvested all the earth for this cob wall from less than 6 feet away from this wall; when I got near the end of constructing this wall the earth physically started to change; the clay rich soil gave way to a pink clay; perfect timing; I took this clay with a 1:1 ratio of rough sand, and armful’s of chopped straw and lathered the whole wall with this.

Below photo. Trench for an earthbag retainment wall.

below is the start of the base for a table, the big wooden wheel will lay on top of this base

below is the cob oven with a lime finish