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Old 09-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
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13th century castle building in France, using techniques of the time. Pretty cool stuff.

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Interesting. Are those patterns on the end of the blocks keys to keep it all from moving?

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Earlier this year Fundi posted a connection on this forum to the video of this project. I will try to find it.
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Here is the connection Fundi provided...........http://www.guedelon.fr/en/
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While castles are the topic of the day,here is a article from the Wall St. Journal I thought was interesting.........http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...852516872.html
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Interesting. Are those patterns on the end of the blocks keys to keep it all from moving?
they are acting as a key, an extra mechanical bond, when I worked in a shop I had to rough up any smooth cuts
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One in Arkansas also, same guys.
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One in Arkansas also, same guys.



Do you mean same guys are doing a similar project in Arkansas as in France?


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Interesting. Are those patterns on the end of the blocks keys to keep it all from moving?
The grooves are joggle joints, normally filled with grout.
Also used in gauged brick arches with soft rubbed bricks.
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Do you mean same guys are doing a similar project in Arkansas as in France?


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Cool, that's not that far from me, I might have to load up wifeypoo and drive over there some weekend.
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Last I heard they stopped working on the one in Arkansas for whatever reason.
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Last I heard they stopped working on the one in Arkansas for whatever reason.



Same old story that sinks most stalled projects,the blues set in........the lack a moola blues.


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/us...nsas.html?_r=0
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Looks like the castle I took the family to. Looks great from the front.
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Must be the same builders.
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I wonder what it would be like to work on a project for decades........
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I wonder what it would be like to work on a project for decades........



I know for me,on my own projects I had no trouble doing 5 yrs. or more. On a job for a client after about 18 mo. I start to get real antcy.
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Talking about castles. This man's castle isn't his home !



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We helped build this in Troy, Mi. way back when, free labor.
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Talking about castles. This man's castle isn't his home !



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Here's another man's castle that won't be his home much longer.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nning-row.html
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That's what I need to do. Find me a guy who has 40 mil and needs a castle built. I think that will be my new focus

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