“There is the same difference between talent and genius that there is between a stone mason and a sculptor”
Robert Green Ingersoll
It was a great experience to try a stone masonry, but a sculpture is something that inspires me, it is something that I would love to do outside my office hours. Nevertheless, to be a conservation architect is kind of being a sculptor but on paper rather than making it out of stone (or other solid material). In general, it is an incredible combination of work and hobby that I wish everyone to achieve and find.
What can I say – the next step – a sculpture in stone !
A little bit of hand on approach in stone work done in October 2014. The new built extension required to make a granite arch around a door frame with a key stone in the middle. I worked under a stone mason Mark Robinson’ s supervision and managed to learn a lot of practical and technical features working with stone. That was my first experience working with such a hard stone as granite.
Residential house in Cornwall
First thing that is required is to make a template around the arch
Carefully measured and quickly made. Placed in the middle and leveled. Another set of wood templates required that would go around the arch. Using these templates helped to shape the stone in a right angles and form
Such a huge difference between Devon and Cornish granite. A client didn’t have enough of big stone blocks and was happy to use Devon granite just for one piece instead of Cornish one. My personal opinion – the pieces have to be from the same quarry as the difference is too evident.
The only thing that was left is a stone work around the arch
I want to thank Mark Robinson for an opportunity to work with him and a great time and a new experience. For his patience and interest to teach me as well as incredible amount of knowledge that he has shared with me! If you are interested, please see more details of his work on the website: http://www.qualifiedstonemason.com/
A really short summary of chapter 7 (130-148)The Buddha Said – meeting the challenge of life’s difficulties by Osho
Under what conditions is it possible to come to the knowledge of the past and to understand the most supreme way?
The Buddha said:
Those who are pure in heart and single in purpose are able to understand the most supreme way. It is like polishing a mirror which becomes bright when the dust is removed. Remove your passion and have no hankering and the past will be revealed unto you.
some people feel the rain, others just get wet
/ Bob Marley
Lets feel it, lets experience every singe moment of our lives. But why it is so difficult to sense it? Why do we skip such an important part of our life? Please don’t and finally become more sensitive creature of this world as that is the reason why we are so special. WE CAN FEEL! Don’t forget it
Nr. 1. Harley-Davidson Sportser called Guerrilla by Rough Craft The bike takes Harley-Davidson’s Nightster theme a step further, with a chopped front end, new bars, bodywork and lighting—and a terrific exhaust system that adds to the compact, muscular vibe.
I lost my speech and got disconnected with the world. I disappeared from reality and at the same time I emerged into reality. I felt a perfect match as you feel it with your perfect man. What else do you need for the pleasure of the life?
or equivalently good Harley – Davidson Sportser XL 883 L
It sounds as fluent as poetry, it fits as a glove into a hand, it looks as perfect as every women on it.
Nr.2 – Yamaha Dragstar 650
Based on the Yamaha Virago 535 engine, the Dragstar (named V Star in USA) cylinders were bored an additional 5 mm to 81 mm and stroked 4 mm more to 63 mm. The Dragstar comes in two models. The Classic and the Silverado versions are built around the same 649 cc v-twin engine. The V-Star line offers the visual appeal of larger v-twin motorcycles paired with the fuel efficiency, reliability, and nimble handling of a mid-size cruiser.The custom with a lower seat height 695 mm (27.4 in) and slightly less weight, and the classic with a higher seat height of 708 mm (27.9 in). The custom is approximately 230 kg (510 lb) and the classic approximately 30 kg heavier 260 kg (570 lb).
A bit heavy for a girl, but does it really matter when you are in love?
Nr. 3. Honda Rebel 250
The Rebel 250 CMX250C was designed for those who put comfort on the first place and is powered by a pretty cool air cooled 234cc parallel twin-cylinder engine. The engine offers a fair amount of power to help you deal with both city and highway traffic without problems.
The Rebel is the consummate beginner bike encompassing size, looks and a price tag. Apart from its capable engine, the motorcycle also features a timeless design that perfectly combines classic and modern elements. We especially like the custom-styled, chrome-plated headlight, taillight and turn signal casings. Not to mention about the pullback handlebar, teardrop fuel tank, two-piece custom seat and the bobbed fenders which further enhance the retro look of this tasty cruiser.
The ride quality is assured by a 33mm fork which offers 4.6 inches of wheel travel and rear dual shocks with five-position spring-preload adjustability.
Where is a power? The power is in the simplicity, a weight and a seat height.
…TO BE CONTINUED
Built Heritage Conservation Training Centre, at Banffy Castle, Bontida, Romania 08/2014
9 days workshop restoring 18th century Baroque style architectural element – a balcony
First thing – diagnoses. The 18th century element was carefully analysed and examined before any treatment could be approached to it. Some parts were really fragile, therefore extra attention was paid to preserve and save as much as we could.
Small toothbrush and a sponge was used to clean a back surface using a spray with clean waterThis cleaning method seemed to work fine and we have considered it as the most appropriate way for the primary cleaning
The next step was to consolidate the stone and to make sure that fragile parts are protected and safe in the same place where they were initially. What is more important to prevent the stone from water/weathering penetration inside the stone through the cracks
After the frigile parts are protected, all cracks are filled with mortar, we can continue with stone cleaning. However, this time I am using a glass powder and a pressure stream to get deeper and clean better
Next year this piece of stone will be placed on its original location creating a balcony elements of the Banffy Castle