Concrete post finials

Finished finial for these 4″ concrete posts…
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Metal brackets (the 3 shown in centre of picture) allow the finials to slide on
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Countersunk to accept screws into the wood on top
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Body was made more durable by gluing the wood perpendicular to each other
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B&Q – Wooden Post Cap

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Coping stones for wall

Paving slabs (450mm x 450mm)…
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Jig to cut 112mm widths…
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Jig to face edges of coping…
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All done! Mostly used by the local; squirrels, cats & foxes.
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B&Q – Grey Textured Paving Slab

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Concrete path

I really need to sort out this concrete path…
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Sliced up paving slabs will provide form-work. Can be left in situ as a feature.
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Diamond disc cutter…
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Impromptu slab sizing jig fixed to trestle…
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Stone bevelling jig…
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Cut to size, bevelled edges and stuck with industrial adhesive.
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Right side up (cut face), looks good…
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Form-work laid to pegged-out levels. Can pour concrete as individual panels, as and when.
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Panel centre features; molds made out of cement, water and a little PVA glue.
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Pattern mold made from coke bottle and a pen top lid…
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Using crayon as a release agent…
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Cement mix poured on top of mold to produce an inverted pattern…
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Wood block stuck to back of inverted pattern as a handle…
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Mix for medallions: 1 sand, 1 cement, 1 iron filings…
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Inverted pattern into tube, mixture packed in & pressed out…
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Wet medallions…
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Dry medallions (to be used as a centre feature in each panel)…
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Alternate panels poured (so I can work on each one without stepping on a previous wet panel)…
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Medallions were pressed in after tamping & striking each panel.
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Mix for panels: 1,3,3 (cement, sharp sand, ballast).
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Bostik.co.uk – Gripfill adhesive

Source4me – Concrete mix calculator

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