"An Introduction to Ferrocement Faux Bois" was originally developed as a Course Supplement, an adjunct to the hands-on classes taught by Donald R. Tucker around the US. But given the remarkable lack of information regarding the execution of this esoteric art, he has been asked repeatedly to offer it to those with an interest in the craft, but lacking the time or opportunity to attend such classes.
It covers all of the aspects involved. From basic design & engineering considerations through execution, including the fabrication of an armature, to formulating cement-based media, as well as sculpting and finishing techniques.The old masons who practiced this craft over the past hundred and fifty years or so closely guarded their secrets and jealously protected their processes and formulas. From one another and even their own family members. As a result, today it is very nearly a lost art. By sharing these hard earned techniques with you and others, the author hopes to see the craft revitalized by a new generation of artisans.
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