[ENG] Construction 002: Homemade miniature bricks

05/10/09 | ۩ |

The pictures in this post are taken from several "batches", but I combined them in a natural sequence to show you step by step the making of my bricks.
The raw material is DAS clay in terra cotta color. Besides that, I used some basic tools like a square, a cutter, a slice, a wooden board with two thin runners (about 0,2 inch), a rolling pin (in fact a segment of an old sun umbrella pole), a hand sprayer, sandpaper and a metal file.

I start cutting the clay into slices and place it on the board. Then I press it with my fingers to fill all the surface between the runners. Now I use the wet rolling pin to extend the material until the surface is plain and thin enough.

The next operation is the carving of the surface using the slice. I cut horizontally the clay all along the board into strips. Is important to keep the slice perpendicular to the board an moving it downwards and not sideways because that would alter the shape of the bricks.

After making the horizontal cutting I proceed with the vertical ones...



5 commenti:

FRANCHESKA gonzalez cardenas ha detto...

te felicito, he tenido un magnifico aprendizaje, me gustaria saber como haces las juntas para la imitacion del cemento, muchisimas gracias

werner maresta ha detto...

Hola Francheska, gracias!
Las juntas las termino con cemento rápido muy diluido en agua, tal como se ve aquí

Hannah Waters ha detto...

Absolutely phenomenal!

Anna Paulla ha detto...

Oi, VC coloca quanto de rejunto, e cimento?
Leva ao fogo .
Muito li do obrigada.

architera ha detto...

Dear Sir,

I saw your masterpiece works. Very impressive and awesome. If possible I want to know wooden surface scale (related in this page : http://pietrasupietra.blogspot.com.tr/2011/09/construction-02-homemade-miniature.html). Im using metric system. Need cm and mm...

Best regards...

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