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« Reply #45 on: October 20, 2015, 06:51:32 PM »

Ray, Marty, Russ, Bill and Gerald,thanks for your comments they are much appreciated.
Gerald I have thought about what you describe and am going to revisit the way I am slicing the setts off the long bars of Sculpy.

Looking at the cobbles under the bridge picture there are quite a few that seem to have rounded ends so I am thinking that a number of different cookie cutter type cutters that are dull to slice them off. The dull edge causes the top to pull down a little.

This will be the next test. I get a little closer to what I am hoping to achieve with each inch of new cobbles.

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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2015, 11:39:02 PM »

Work on the new setts, I was not happy with trying to cut setts with shaped ends so took a different path.

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« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2015, 12:14:35 AM »

they look a little loaf like, tomorrow once the glue is set a little surface work and I will see if they need to be made just a tad less rounded.

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« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2015, 05:52:32 AM »

The first set looks like whole wheat but the second set looks moldy!

Question; How were the real ones made? like bricks in a mold and skreeted off?
May be replicating the original process in miniature might work?

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« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2015, 09:06:01 AM »

Marty one does not skreet off granite or any other natural stone. The whole wheat comment made me laugh.

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« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2015, 10:46:27 AM »

Had a little time to "decorate" the moldy bread. I chipped off a few corners and did some pencil work on the colors added some wood sawdust and chalks. I am happier with the less chopped off a stick look, now they need to be a little flatter. One change at a time.

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« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2015, 12:03:53 PM »

So the originals were granite?
Why not pour a slab of colored plaster, cement (or??) and split them off?
then may be a tumbler to knock off edges and polish?

Just thinkin'  Wink

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« Reply #52 on: October 21, 2015, 03:15:11 PM »

Marty, I have given that Idea some thought, At the moment I do not have any cement or plaster to experiment with.

I have worked up a few more setts with less rounded tops, I am satisfied with the method at the moment. Next will come a number of tests to get the colour and debris looking right, so far all the surface debris is applied dry with no binders of any kind.

I feel pretty good about the shapes now though. I will also have to determine how much of the area to set with stone and how much to set with wood.

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