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At 11:24pm on November 20, 2010, Tommy T Cook, AKA The Gnome said…
Hey Henry, no videos yet, but maybe something in the future. I will also be doing little classes here and there. They may be more affordable. We will stay in touch, and something will work out!
At 7:46pm on August 25, 2010, Curt Pieper said…
Hey Henry,

The total length of a panel is about 10'. The panels are about 5" thick with 3 horizontal #4 rerods and 3 vertical #4 rerods. I put bent #5 rerods in the top for lifting. You can see them in the picture if you look close enough.
At 11:58pm on May 5, 2010, Tommy T Cook, AKA The Gnome said…
call me any time, and I will fill you in on the plastacine.

Tommy 206-349-6403
At 12:45pm on November 18, 2009, John Ellis said…
Henry, I saw you commented on Chris Franzen's color blending. He uses a eco friendly waterbased stain called EcoStain by Surecrete. There is a technique to getting the marbled effect using darker colors over the lighter color. You would use a cleaner they call SCR. It is acidbased and can remove the waterbased acid in areas leaving a great marbled look. I have done it alot on most of my project.
At 3:16pm on November 12, 2009, Johnny Roybal said…
Hey Henry,thanks.Its acid staining,I started of with a light color stain.I do the wet on wet method and it gives it flow.then I used another color in a spray bottle and worked my way around the top spraying it at an angle wet on wet.The colors were toasted almond,Terra cotta, Forrest green.
At 9:41pm on November 2, 2009, Kyle Baer said…
Thanks Henry I'll let you know how it works out.
At 9:16pm on November 2, 2009, Kyle Baer said…
Henry, How did you get the look of that vanity piece. It looks great I have a costumer interested in a similar look. I would appreciate any advice.
Thanks,
Kyle
At 8:04am on September 25, 2008, Roger said…
Hey Henry thanks complement, as for our mix we make our own and in the past year we switched to GFRC, are you doing bag, your own, or GFRC mixes?
At 10:36am on September 1, 2008, Rodger Marsh said…
Henry,
the forms for the 3" bullnose are from pacific formliner. they are a super flexible foam the is reuable a few times. when you anchor off the foam your steps are 5 1/2" risers less than 1/2" 90 on the top of the foam (you'll see what i mean when they are in front of you) to anchor off the form attach to your riser either 2x6 or laminated plywood 4(3/8" layer) work great on tight corners. to anchor use 16d galvinized finish nails or smooth ones and nail through they lower part of the form and through the top part i told you to ingore. pull your stakes and leave a trowel thickness under them for ease of removing. pull the 2x6 first from the foam and then careful of the nail through the liner.
timing is cristical. too early the nosing will calapse and too late no stamp. you can also butter up a quick skin coat while everything is wet and use polymer and not water the poly is the glue that will bind the ch to the cement. put stealth fiber in your mix i use both the stealth and rigid for added strength and torch em later. if you get a cracked section complete all your detail and put the foam piece back into it over night at the fibers will grab the piece and hold it there when the concrete shrinks and retouch with color hardener.
don't waste your time or money on steigmeyer. after each use wash off and or quick touch with a pressure washer before you go home they average about 50 a 9' piece where i am. i also tried the abs too just too much silcone and back bracing so would flex. and then steig no reusing and wasted money. also you want to vibrate real quick when after you screed off the steps for your almost final pass this will push it into the bullnose and you can also hand pack it with a mag float and no bigger than a 3/8" aggr in the mix you want all the cream possible. goog luck and let me know if you have trouble practice step or two at your house and youll see what is mean
At 12:22pm on August 25, 2008, andrew NOBLE said…
Hey Henry where are you getting that pink foam that you use for voids and knockouts?
At 7:47pm on August 23, 2008, Scott said…
What's news Henry?
I'm still slowly cobbling together material for GRC in Australia (no one does it here) between work times!

Hope all is well in Canada eh I've been away 3 years now and I miss it sometimes... I'll cheer Australia for the Olympics though! Canada can't wait for 2010 winter Olympics I bet - right some wrongs...
At 2:48pm on August 23, 2008, Bobby Leatherwood--picassacrete.com said…
Hey Henry, I use a limestone mix that we have been using for a few years. We developed the mix ourselves. We are going to start selling training DVD's soon on all of our limestone methods.
Thanks for the comment.
At 2:42pm on August 23, 2008, andrew NOBLE said…
GFRC new. But No i have been doing wet casting for about 8 years. I have two partners my uncle and cousin.
My uncle did his first one for my parents house in '95.

To be honest though we really just in the last year or so started trying new mixes (plasticizers , fibers, etc.) before that it was just concrete with rebar and mesh. It seemed to work just fine. And we had very little problems.

As my cousin and I get older we are taking more of the business responsibility than before and we are really trying to do our research. I am really exited where its going.

You didnt ask for it but theres my life story...
At 12:20pm on July 30, 2008, Nate said…

Henry, I saw your post about fiber optics. Did you ever cast one with fiber optic lights? I posted a pic of one of the first ones we did. We are also working on a sign for our shop. Similar concept. We used a 4'x8' sheet of foam and routered out our name, and then around the name added fiber optic lights. Still working on the final touches. Hope to have it up early next week.
At 7:34pm on July 24, 2008, Tommy T Cook, AKA The Gnome said…
Hello Henry, I use GFRC at this point. I used to make my own mix when we wet cast. As for the colors, it is a combination of intragul color, acid stains and dyes. Just depends on the job.

Tommy
At 8:21pm on June 11, 2008, Henry Fehr said…
Thanks.
At 11:38pm on June 7, 2008, Henry Fehr said…
If you don't mind me asking, what do you charge per square foot on your countertops?
At 10:23pm on June 7, 2008, Henry Fehr said…
Paul,
Thanks a bunch. I don't share info. I want to try and see how this works for me. I will show you photos when I get one done.
At 10:28pm on June 1, 2008, Henry Fehr said…
My wife loves your backsplashes. Tell me how you make them. What kind of mix do you use? I use the one from Cheng's book.
At 6:41pm on May 28, 2008, Henry Fehr said…
What do you do?

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