Building: Day #16

Building: Day #16

Ready for some more blogging in the shade…. Some more steel threaded rods were cut for the foundations. The final pour of concrete for the…

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Building: Day #15

Building: Day #15

The work for cement mixing and filling of the foundations has been completed. The roof beams are also coming into place. The work takes up…

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Building: Day #14

Building: Day #14

Work still in progression. A handful of us stayed on the site to mix cement and fill up a number of the compression foundations. In…

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Building: Day #13

Building: Day #13

We assembled the turnbuckles and carbine hooks to assess the detailing for the corners of the canopies. Turnbuckles. Carbine hooks. Crimps. Steel wire to thread…

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Double birthday!

Double birthday!

A particularly special birthday celebration as two of us had birthday’s on the same day. We were treated to a delicious Thai dinner followed by…….

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In the life of a blade saw

In the life of a blade saw

What a blade saw has to handle in one day…. It’s possible to lighten up the mood too.

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Building: Day #12

Building: Day #12

More panel work. The east facade is almost complete. Cement mixing… Making of steel frames… And digging too… Earth for around the foundations… Afternoon siesta……

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Building: Day #11

Building: Day #11

Form work for the large foundations… Mounting metal foots for the transverse floor beams…. More cement mixing… The effects of hard physical labour is leaving…

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Building: Day #10

Building: Day #10

The mornings here are increasingly cooler and cloudy, but the days are still sunny and warm. The sunsets are so gorgeous here in Pumanque, as…

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Building: Day #9

Building: Day #9

Casuela for dinner made by our hostess Magdalena.

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