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Marty J
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« on: February 11, 2019, 10:44:18 PM »

Hi All,
I have looked for years but not posted much.  Here is a photo of some brickwork I am doing for my bookcase / around the wall layout.
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Marty



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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 10:19:33 AM »

Welcome Marty.

What are you using for bricks and scale are you working in??

Jerry
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 01:36:02 PM »

Hi Marty.
very neat brickwork.
cheers Kim
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Marty J
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 09:01:01 PM »

Hi Jerry and Kim,
I work in 7/8ths scale.   The plaster bricks are cast in a mold that I made awhile back.   The project stalled because I was never happy with the color.  I know that you can paint the bricks but I just didn't want to go that route.  First I tried adding a number of different paints into the plaster but the bricks always ended up too pink.  I then used artist paint powders but they were really messy and expensive.  The solution turned out to be concrete dye and it works really well.  Photo below.  I ordered it online and have been in the brick making business since.  While this mold works fine I have some improvements that I plan on implementing on the next version.
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Marty



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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 08:27:28 AM »

Hi, Marty J -

Are you still using plaster, or some mix to cast bricks?
Do you you the "red" color straight?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 04:11:58 PM »

Hi Carlo,
I just use the plaster-dye combination.  It gives best results when fairly "runny".  I don't vacuum mix the plaster but I do use a vibrating platform while pouring.
Baking afterwords helps with strength.  A vacuum mixer would likely increase the usable brick ratio - currently the yield is about 80%.
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Marty
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 10:56:34 PM »

Excellent model masonry!
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