Friday, January 25, 2008

Stoners and Flamers

No, it wasn't a gay pot smoking party.
It was just another day at the office.

It poured like the dickens today so the guys were pulled off a project that we have been building in Northern California and came down to “le studio” to work inside on the landscape show project.

Today they built the walls for the small water feature.

First they had to gingerly tilt up the tempered glass mosaic wall that I had crafted along with the two side wall panels.

In the photo below you can see the two red tempered glass mosaic panels standing upright. The big 5 foot wide by 7 foot tall main glass panel is propped up behind them.
You can barely make out the 2x4 stud wall structure that makes up the backside of the glass mosaic wall.

Also in the photo above you can see the guys starting to build the frame for the small stone water feature.
Miguel and Andreas are building the plywood frame that the stone will be glued to and Palamino and Galdino are cutting stone.

As I mentioned in my opening sentence, the weather was wet rainy and fowl. The stone was soaked from both the wet saw cutting and the rainy ride down from Santa Rosa.
So Adreas ( FLame Boy ! ) used the handy dandy little torch to dry the stone out so we could mastic it onto the plywood

Flame Boy Flame on !

This next photo show the stone being glued onto the plywood

One finished side - Note the finger joints on the far side.

A close up of the stone panel - 2 feet high and 3 feet wide.
The yellow chip up in the left hand corner is the Venetian Plaster color chip .
( it looks really washed out in this photo )
Our small water feature will butt up against one side of a Venetian plaster wall.

So that was pretty much the day.


Christopher C. NC said...

Speaking of stoners and flamers, I am sure you do not know the first thing about gay pot smoking parties. I on the other hand have a certain acquaintance in Florida where such activities are a daily occurrence. The dancing naked part you might enjoy. The by the fire part, not so good for you anymore.

We did quite a bit of gardening in between dances.

Deviant Deziner, aka Michelle said...

I think I might surprise you Christopher , sans the smokey fire .

dance on you stoney flamers !