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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2021, 10:29:42 PM »
A quick update on my wall experiments. 
1. I shortened up my front wall section to account for the end walls of the mill.  It still comes out to the 50 feet dimension.

2.  I added the keystones in a similar pattern into the edges of the end wall section.  I only made the end walls about 2 inches wide for this experiment.  The horizontal lines all match up.

3.  I made a mood that creates a pretty good corner wall that wraps around.

Notes:  The wall sections fit really well together and the seam is almost invisible.  You might notice some jigs and fingers holding things tight in lieu of glue for my test fit. Not easy with an iPad and 3 wall sections, lol

Next steps:
1.  Design and cut the doors.
2. Work on the 2 peaked end walls, this will take some time.

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2021, 01:59:55 AM »
Hey Joe:

beautiful job on the stone walls. Can't wait for more pics.

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2021, 11:54:44 AM »
Joe nice stone work on those corners.


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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2021, 10:30:41 PM »
Joe,
 Looks like an interesting project.
Will follow along...
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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2021, 12:43:42 PM »
Thanks everyone, I am working away on laying bricks “virtually” everyday.  Will keep you posted with photos when I have an update.

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2021, 10:40:19 PM »
Please keep us updated.  Very nice work.  Mark

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2021, 08:28:37 PM »
I have been working on the end wall and I finally have a wall section to show.  I kind of figured that not having a couple of stone courses was going to be a structural problem, lol. See the broke wall, so I added 3 courses of stone, you won’t see it anyway once the water is modelled.  I am pretty happy with the fit and finish (this is just fresh with no sanding, just a dry test fit). None of the windows are glued in, only shoved in place. 

I think I will do the other peaked wall next.  I can’t wait to see what challenges this section will have in store for me.  I am hoping to get the next section done a little quicker.


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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2021, 09:44:07 PM »
Joe


Very interesting project, I will be following along. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2021, 11:03:11 PM »
I was having trouble posting photos that were resized and not upside down.  I think I have it figured out, fingers crossed.  Thanks for having a look. 

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2021, 08:44:48 AM »
Good Morning
Here is the progress of the third wall.  I tried to set my windows and doors deeper into the mild and had trouble getting them out.  You can see the white around a couple of the openings where the hydrocal flaked off with the mood.  I will have to go back to the shallower method I was using.  I have the 2 easiest walls left so it should be smooth sailing ... right???

Thanks for having a look and following along, I appreciate it.

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Re: Delta Mill Build
« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2021, 05:35:15 PM »
I have finished the short wall.  I made it too tall and it won’t work with the way it was built.  I am going to adjust it and make it the same height as the end wall.  I also will experiment with making the wall thicker on the bottom half and thin on the top.  I will see how it goes. 

For now I will be working on all my final adjustments before I am content with the end results, then I will see if I can make some masters so I can make castings for those interested.  Still lots of work but it will keep me focused and headed in a positive direction. 

Joe

 

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