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Butcher Shop Exterior

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Butcher Shop Exterior Scaffolding People often missunderstand what they’re seeing when they look at the exterior of the butcher shop, thinking that the porcupine like structure is the building. Actually, this is the scaffolding that kept us safe while working … Continue reading

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Polyurethane, Polyurea, Epoxy & Stained Concrete

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Laundry Room Polyurethane, Polyurea, Epoxy & Stained Concrete Our butcher shop is mostly, as in something like 99% by dry matter weight, stone – Granite, in fact. The stone is bound together with cement. There are also fibers for strength, … Continue reading

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Hall Floor Poured

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Hand and Paw Prints in Concrete Today Ben mixed concrete while I placed it in the hall. While this was a very small pour, it was very significant because it is the last concrete pour before we open. I have … Continue reading

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Arches

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Cottage Arch That is the arch over on of the doorways in our tiny cottage. I do a lot of arches. They are inherently strong. They are long lasting. They are elegant. I love arches.

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Electric Boxes in Concrete

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Surface Mounted Electrical Outlet Box Normally electrical boxes and plumbing are surface mounted in most commercial buildings. This create a myriad of nooks and crannies where dirt collects and bacteria can thrive. Very unhygienic and unsanitary. You’ll notice there is … Continue reading

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Flushed Away

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Partition Pieces The other day I mentioned that we were placing partitions. Those are ‘ferro-cement’ partition pieces above that we use to fill in holes and build non-structural walls. Rather than being made with metal (ferro) these are made with … Continue reading

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Hall Trench Cover

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Butcher Shop Hall Yesterday we finished parging the ferro cement cover of the plumbing trenches, our basement, in the butcher shop. This hides the complexity of all those pipes, sleeves and conduits so that cleaning will be easy and the … Continue reading

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FCB Top Revealed

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FCB Top Revealed We recently removed the scaffolding and form work above the Freezer-Cooler-Brine (FCB) rooms that we had just poured. The interior of the FCB ceilings are barrel vaults, using the same forms we used to build the Chiller.

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FCB Poured

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Butcher Shop & Pump Truck Union Today we had our next big concrete pour for our butcher shop. This was a big milestone for us as it is the final structural element of the project and the pour, while complicated … Continue reading

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Calendars Shipping

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Calendar Cover The last of the calendar’s are shipping to Kickstarter backers. Calendars start with March 2013 and run to February 2014 to carry you over the new year. If you ordered a calendar in your rewards package then start … Continue reading

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