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Unread 12-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #15
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Well, I was going to go with a nice round brick arch, but discovered quickly that with my lack of knowledge and any real skill, I was going to have a problem getting it done....and I was worried about it holding up over time. Instead I went with this...stacked brick on either side, with steel bars running across the top with bricks set on top of those:





Beginning of sand form:


Sand form done....this took a LOT longer than I expected. Almost everything so far has!






Covering with wet newspaper:




Building the clay dome:




Well, I got the dome built a little over halfway before I ran out of clay and daylight, so I have picked up more supplies and will hopefully finish building the dome tomorrow. Then it's a matter of getting it dried out without any major cracks and digging the clay out. I'm starting to get excited about this now!
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