Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sea Serpent Step 2
I bought three types of concrete mesh today and opted for the diamond lath because it seemed to be the most "meshy". I hope I don't regret that when I go to put my first layer of mortar on. The stuff is sharp. No big deal when I've got my nice leather gloves on, but I'm going to have to be careful when I've only got the rubbers.
This was hard! Not difficult, just back-straining because you've got to "stitch" the pieces together with wire. After 4 hours of it my hands and back are killing me! (Maybe I'm just outta shape LOL).
I also discovered that safety glasses are a must when stitching the pieces together with 18 gauge wire. It flails all over the place and you don't want your eye in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Anyway, tomorrow I'm back to my cushy relaxing desk job, so I probably won't make anymore headway until next weekend. Next step is to put the first layer of mortar on.