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Old 11-14-2008, 06:28 AM   #1
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Built this earlier this week.


Now I just have to finish the walk. Heavy F-ing stones.


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Old 11-14-2008, 07:16 AM   #2
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Love the risers, nice job

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Really pretty work...... again.
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Believe it or not, what really made those steps come out nice was the fact that I was able to re-use the weathered bluestone treads. New would have looked nice too, but the old ones turned out better.
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Also if you notice, the 1st tread is 2" material , the landing tread is 1 1/2"
Careful layout, as always, saves time.
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Really looks good. Doing something similar on my home.
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Verra nice!
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I dont know why but I just started laughing when I saw the backsaver.

Really nice job. Hope for a finished pic.
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I dont know why but I just started laughing when I saw the backsaver.

Really nice job. Hope for a finished pic.
Think I paid $20 at a yard sale. That poor thing gets used and abused, just keeps rolling along.
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Is that a Warwood Stone hammer he is using? If it is, I am surprised it hasn't shattered beating on that chisel.
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Is that a Warwood Stone hammer he is using? If it is, I am surprised it hasn't shattered beating on that chisel.
Thats an OLD 3lb hand sledge. Been beating on chisels for over 15 years with that. Countless handles.
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Although I did buy one of these when I was up at Trow and Holden. This hammer WILL NOT be striking any steel.


Opps, I guess the mods deleted my pic.
Any way it's a Trow and Holden 3lb hand sledge with carbide point and back edges. $170

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The upper of the 2
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Will you sweep sand, or stonedust, into those joints? Stabilizing sand perhaps?
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Will you sweep sand, or stonedust, into those joints? Stabilizing sand perhaps?

Just sweep/wash in stone dust, done. It will settle about an 1/8" below the edges of the stone. It will be good for years. I'm home for some family stuff today, but I'll be out there this afternoon. My guy should be finish grading as I type. I'll get some more pics.
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CJKarl - Very nice work and I see you are on the east cost... did you have to remove concrete before or old stone steps?

Did you use the existing foundation?

I'd love to sell those in my area but have so many old concrete stoops or double stoops that can go to 5' thick... ughhh!

Never like taking the risk.

Did you do a 4" gravel base? compacted I see then stone dust for the joint fill.

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i found this stuff on the net.thought about using it to regrout about 2000sq ft of flagstone on a patio.but after doing more research,it wont work for my application since the stone is laid in mortar on a concrete pad.

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i found this stuff on the net.thought about using it to regrout about 2000sq ft of flagstone on a patio.but after doing more research,it wont work for my application since the stone is laid in mortar on a concrete pad.

http://www.eurogrout.com/index.htm

I've seen adds for that stuff. Maybe they'll want me back in the spring. Looks too good to be true.

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