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jackster
12-17-2016, 05:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdXyA85oVj0

Bricklayer Hugo Martinez (spanish only) +524142319212. Call today to schedule a project :)

Peerie Maa
12-17-2016, 06:43 PM
Now that is awesome.

StevenBauer
12-18-2016, 08:39 AM
That was amazing. I would have thought those vaulted ceilings would be built over a form.


Steven

carioca1232001
12-18-2016, 09:37 AM
That was amazing. I would have thought those vaulted ceilings would be built over a form.


Steven

Vaulted ceilings have always left me guessing, but now the cat is out of the bag, partially !

Forgive me for my ignorance......were the domes and/or vaulted ceilings at St. Peterīs (Rome), Sta. Sophia (Istanbul), Taj Mahal (India) etc. built over a form, or in a similar fashion as what we have just seen ?

Trumpīs wall may end up being as imposing as the Chinese one, and his ban on admitting Mexican workers will be upheld, exception being made for masonry craftsmen, only if to embelish his personal real estate developments.

jackster
12-18-2016, 10:04 AM
Vaulted ceilings have always left me guessing, but now the cat is out of the bag, partially !

Forgive me for my ignorance......were the domes and/or vaulted ceilings at St. Peterīs (Rome), Sta. Sophia (Istanbul), Taj Mahal (India) etc. built over a form, or in a similar fashion as what we have just seen ?
carioca1232001
I always thought, like Steven, some sort of form was used. Maybe not... This is a NOVA program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UMHixN2XKk

McMike
12-18-2016, 10:07 AM
I assume the larger structures would not do well with the method of building by averages. This method had a very limited envelope of uses in my opinion. Dry climate, no earthquakes. I can't imagine these lasting with a large load of snow or any lateral movement.

That said . . . holy sh17!!!!! that's some insane talent right there!!!!!! I would love to learn to lay brick like that.

CWSmith
12-18-2016, 10:43 AM
Am I the only one who saw the exploding balloon music video? That was amazing! The barrel vault was also the art of a truly experienced bricklayer.

Gerarddm
12-18-2016, 10:50 AM
How Fillipo Brunelleschi designed and built the Duomo in Florence without formwork was truly amazing, even now.

Having having minored in Architecture in art school, one of the highlights of my life was to climb the dome and see first hand the ingenious herringbone masonry that he devised. Remarkable. .

carioca1232001
12-18-2016, 11:19 AM
Thanks, jackster, that was truly an eye-opener for the appreciation of human ingenuity.

As for the herring bone masonry, the video presented an archaeological excavation site dating back to the 14 th century, depicting a tower where Brunelleschi might have got his inspiration.

David G
12-18-2016, 12:42 PM
Quite enjoyable. Thanks!

amish rob
12-18-2016, 12:45 PM
My favorite part was the baseball cap that clocked with the sun. :)

Oh, and the trowel work. THE CHOPPING BIT! Super, duper clean.

I need those guys to make me a bread oven.

Peace,
Robert

PeterSibley
12-19-2016, 02:56 AM
That requires good team work.

The guy mixing the mud has to consistently get it all "just right" for those bricks to stick like that.

Impressive.

That's my thought too. The mud was particularly sticky, stickier than I've ever seen. I would expect the bricks to just fall off that face until the key is in.

Peerie Maa
12-19-2016, 05:30 AM
Whilst looking for this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwyLr279to0&feature=youtu.be

I discovered that the method is called a timbrel vault.

PeterSibley
12-19-2016, 05:45 AM
Blocked for copyright reasons .

Peerie Maa
12-19-2016, 05:57 AM
Blocked for copyright reasons .

Odd. It is a YouTube. This is what they were building
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1016571
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02377/Ecohome1_2377067b.jpg

PeterSibley
12-19-2016, 06:04 AM
No forms, just sticky mortar ?

skuthorp
12-19-2016, 06:14 AM
What impresses me is the absolute surety of his process, the keenness of his eye and the economy of his movements.

PeterSibley
12-19-2016, 06:15 AM
He's done it before ..

Larks
12-19-2016, 06:18 AM
Exceptional!!