streda, 25. augusta 2010

9th day

Today we got a phone call at 06.00 - the lorry driver with the foam glass was asking for directions. Directions were easy to give, but two cars were in the way and no place for unloading was suitable, so we quickly hurried to make space. The 1t big bag was pulled to the side with the car:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Another 40m3 of foam glass for fill in:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


The German plasterer brought some fine straw he is planning to use in the interier plaster:

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View of the inside after the first layer of clay slick:

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Today I also got a picture of the skylight ring without support - one cable for opening the skylight and one for downlights that will be attached to the ring.

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A view out of the skylight down on one of the vaults:

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The main task today was to fill in the valleys between the vaults - although we ran out of strawbales half way through and had to use more foam glass, all triangles were filled in:

From Strawbale Dome Minke


Maki smoothing out the irregularities of the dome:

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Every straw bale building has to have a "window of truth" where the original straw bales are visible - here at the entrance trying out a reclaimed window from the mill:

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Re-baling: shortening a bale with a double needle...

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Sieving some sand with clay particles to find out if it can become a suitable additive to our clay mix:

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Clay plaster in the dome, smoothened:

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Tomorrow we will hopefully fill in all the triangles and smoothen the valleys - luckily the day was windy and the clay plaster is drying out quickly!

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