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At 3:41pm on July 1, 2011, Tom Henry said…
Cheers Sam - I love ground grey!
At 11:47am on July 1, 2011, Sean Albright said…

Hi Sam,


Oh, I meant if you had any tips specific to using the hi lift jacks. I noticed in the pictures that you included on this thread: that you use perhaps some quick clamps to steady the counter to the jack.


thanks again.

At 9:33pm on June 30, 2011, Sean Albright said…

Hi Sam,

I very much admire the work that you do and the techniques you've shared in the forums. In particular, I'm planning on trying out some of the material handling techniques including the hi lift jacks. It seems really straightforward but, any tips you might share?


thanks in advance,


At 2:23pm on February 28, 2011, james gatehouse said…

Hi Sam, 4.9 x 1.1 x 60mm, in one pc.I stuffed up on the other comment about the size. Thanks. I have a job coming up that has a company logo in the front, like your REAL picture. I have an idea how to go about it. How did you do it?. Nice clean lines and fine work. cheers James

At 3:29pm on February 17, 2011, Blair Martin said…
They do mention a bit about flyash, basically what you are doing, mixing that & silica fume because of flyashs' workability, talk about a high dosing using flyash, 15-40% for class C & 15-25% for class F, but do warn of early strength suffering at high doses. No mention of mix ratio though.
At 1:12pm on February 17, 2011, Blair Martin said…
Whats the colour of that fly ash Sam? Will persevere with my mix for a bit maybe try dropping the microsilica down to maybe 6%?
At 12:38pm on February 17, 2011, Blair Martin said…

Hi Sam, Hows it going up there? Just getting a few samples sorted down here, sprayed E3 yesterday & will be putting on the 2K today if the wind drops a bit (no garage doors on workshop yet) Still struggling a bit getting the right % of microsilica for a flowable gravel mix seem to need a lot of super P & high w/c, any thoughts? Might have o go for a kite & think about it!

Cheers Blair

At 4:10am on November 17, 2010, graeme charles abbott said…
hi sam, thanks for the info on veining, iv',only been making table tops for about 12mths , got a lot to learn. thanks graeme
At 10:24pm on May 23, 2010, Dave Mune said…
Cool Kiwis Rock !!!
At 8:20am on May 23, 2010, Dave Mune said…
Sam , buy a digital camera ! post at least one image ! I would love to see what you do back home !

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