This is cute

tufaenoughAugust 23, 2005

Jumping pig in ferro cement.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jumping pig

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linnea2(z5 NY)

Some Pig! It IS cute.
I'd like to learn more about ferro cement. Was actually on ferrocement.com this morning
looking at houses. Seems to be mostly about steel reinforcement,
otherwise normal portland/sand, or am I missing something?

How about those delicate ears? Any clue about their making?

I'm hoping to trade for a friend's huge, perfect bronze spider.
A pig would be nice company.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 10:21PM
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tufaenough

LOL Linnea
I was thinking of you and your cat when I posted this pig.
Ferro cement is cement on steel.
Some boats are simply layer after layer of chicken wire and portland cement.

I suspect the pigs ears might simply be Portland with additives such as silica fume and other more exotic stuff. Tango probably has a good idea how the ears were done.

Try mixing some Portland and good latex paint into a peanut butter consistency. You will be surprised how fine and strong it is. Throw in some silica powder and silica fume and it gets very strong.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 10:35PM
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tufaenough

BTW did you notice that pig is almost 4 feet tall (42").
That's a lot of concrete pig!:)

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 10:38PM
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linnea2(z5 NY)

No I didn't, good size! Pig size.
I love the way his little puddle of swill (or?) is holding him up,
with his trotter in it.

This is good news for someone with a hoard of chicken wire.
Bodes well for my balls.
And this time I'll have to try the latex paint, another hoard.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2005 at 11:12PM
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butterflybush

He has a nice portfolio. I like the birdfeeder.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2005 at 8:17AM
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tufaenough

The black bears in our area would consider that bird feeder a giant pinata.:)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2005 at 2:38PM
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