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Bench Progress and Final Cob Layer Question

 
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Here's a progress photo attached.

Floor is supported, stove pipe lines complete and are drawing well. Bench is basically cobbed in; now for the back rest.

One question: I've never worked with cob, and wondered the best technique for a smooth finish when using straw in the cob. The RMH videos talked about burning the straw off; was that while the cob was still wet? Do you then smooth the cob directly after burning with a glass bottle or something?

Any thoughts and experiences welcome.

Cheers ,

Adam
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Adam : This is perhaps my weakest area, But yes you can burn the extra straw off any time! However
all of your coats should end ruff until you get to the final waterproofing coat ! The ruff-ness, and if necessary
a spray water bottle to wet the surface of the last coat before your finish Coat assures good contact and a
dhesion between each coat !

Hopefully someone else will feel more qualified to talk you through the steps in making and applying that last coat !

For the Good of the Craft ! Big AL
 
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Thanks Al!

Any thoughts on what to use as a final, water-proofing coat?

Cheers,

Adam
 
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