Rammed Earth Bench v.7

Day 7 – the big day!! Applying form oil (i.e. vegetable oil), delivery of the gold fines and paving sand (for the brick patio), and group-effort mixing and tamping.  Hope this works!

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Clump testing…

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First lift compacted, on to the second…

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Tamping last layer…

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Carving initials…

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Prepping for concrete…

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“Troweling”… 

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Ready for some cake!

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-S

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Flying

Henning’s cousin Garrett has followed the footsteps of his aviating parents, and is a commercial pilot!  He was gracious enough to offer us a ride to and from Petaluma, and see what it’s like to be in a tiny plane!

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Thank you Palo Alto…

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Flying over Palo Alto Airport…

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Salt Ponds…

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Shoreline Amphitheatre!

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Stanford Stadium!

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Felt Lake, which I didn’t even know existed!

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Half Moon Bay…

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Golden Gate Bridge…

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Flying over the clouds…

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Landing in Petaluma for a quick lunch with Henning’s dad Bruce and Marjorie.

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What a ride.  Thanks Garrett!!  :D

-S