|New addition is block with one inch of cement stucco.
of the inset inside the
|The next step is to strip the outside corners,
and fill in. This defines the width of the
|I found this plastic at another job, in the dumpster,
perfect width. It bent
around the arch nicely. The surround, or
band around the arch opening is 1-1/2"
thick, with a 1 inch reveal, or space between
the back wall and the surround. Later,
the strip on the back wall will be removed,
leaving a reveal.
|Here is tool I made to run the band.
More lath was nailed on for insurance that
this will never fall off, and another scratch
This tool will be donated to the church
archives. They still have some of the old
tools from the 1892 renovation.
|Arch is shaping up.
It started raining real hard so I can't
get a decent picture. I hope you can see
what's going on. I am working under a plastic
|The other gothic arch|
|The other gothic arch is done differently. It is on metal studs, while the other is on block.||Scratch coat on metal lath has set for 2 days.
Wood strips are set on the outside and masonite on the inside to form the rough opening.
|After the front and back wall have set
overnight, strips are set on the returns, or side areas. This arch is a lot more complicated.
It will be quite a work of art. Please come back and see more.
It sure is nice to be back home in Falls Church.