Monthly Archives: December 2016

Tricks of the trade 2

What is my most important piece of kit? The fantastic Japanese trowels I use? My handmade wooden hawk? My paddle mixer? no none of them. The most important piece of kit is my plasterers light because without harsh side lighting … Continue reading

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Recipe for course stuff

My recipe for course stuff: 3 parts lime putty 1 part horse hair about 30mm long 6 parts sharp sand method: put the lime putty in a mixing tub such as a large trug, add the hair and stir it … Continue reading

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update on silly ideas 1

On reflection it really was a silly idea in that it did work but was totally not needed. And this is the point. Despite the mix being 1 lime to 2 sand and the plaster being on average 20mm thick … Continue reading

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Silly ideas that might work. no.1

I found one of these in my local store, I think it’s for rubbing horses down. The balls rotate as you move it around. The idea: now that my plaster is drying nicely ready for the top coat, but despite … Continue reading

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