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    Fibrous work offered in Dorset

    Anyone out there? We have, in the very near future, a corridor of 8no. 6' square cross-vaulted ceilings (image of near-complete mould). These join a gallery with a lantern good light which is coved with the same profile as the vaulting. It all sits on a lighting trough which is scribed to...
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    Fibrous work offered in Dorset

    We have loads of nice work on at the moment, and could really use some extra help. If you fancy some fibrous work in and around Dorset, please message me.
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    first cancelation

    Siniat/prestia factory now shut down for at least two weeks due to staff infection. Formula or nothing for a while. Also no lard (my lube of choice) available in my neck of the woods. Who the f@#k is panic-buying lard???
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    What to do about this crack?

    Best I can manage is a couple of yards of scrim.
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    What to do about this crack?

    It is ruining the whole job.
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    Ever run or spun with Herculite Hardcoat?

    Doesn't have to be at all. I was curious about this plaster as it is said to have a slow and steady set. We have a couple of moulds to be making where these properties would be desirable; a 12' diameter hemispherical dome and 6'square cross-vault (lots of casts required). I am not trying to...
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    Ever run or spun with Herculite Hardcoat?

    Asking for a friend...
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    this is a challange

    Didn't invest at all. Both times the client had already drawn a digital model of exactly what they wanted, and neither time was it remotely straight forward to produce the item by hand. I subcontracted Bournemouth Arts Institute on one occasion, and a firm in Newbury (whose name escapes me) on...
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    this is a challange

    Yep, only on a couple of jobs.
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    The Old Man got there first

    Builder came th the workshop a few weeks ago with a sample of a plain-run cornice to be matched, and a required meterage. No need for preliminary site visit. Went to site this morning to fix said cornice, and the Old Man had been there before me. He and brother did this barrel vaulting in 1988...
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    Where are they now?

    Mate! That isn't the coolest thing I have ever seen, but it is definitely in the top three! Did you buy it? Did it come free with fan-club membership? Is it your own handy work with a marker pen? Well envious!
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    Where are they now?

    Stagg & Pegg first came into my life in 1983 when I was a four year old. The Old-Man's copy (white and pink cover, grumpy spread w/ big moustache) was always laying around the house or workshop. As a youngster I was fascinated by the line drawings. As a 40 y/o I now appreciate what a couple of...
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    What is people's thougs on the best all round cast plaster?

    Tell me more. Are you using ceram for two-gauge casting, running, bedding-up etc? Roughly what are you paying per bag presuming you are buying by the pallet? The Guv'nor buys a pallet of Fine Casting Plus every other week, and moans constantly about how much he dislikes it! I fancy trying...
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    Georgian house pillar base

    Keenes cement scagliola pressed into reverse mould for decoritive face, back-filled with plaster? Looking on small phone screen without my glasses!
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