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MARCH/APRIL 1996

Brickmaking

the making of Brick

Materials

Sandpaper options

Oramental Plaster

ORNAMENTAL PLASTER

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Brickmaking

the making of Brick

Grind shale into a fine "Hour." Mix with water until plastic, then shape into a rectangle Fire for eight hours at 2.100 degrees, let cool Build.

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Materials

Sandpaper options

Traditional types may not be the best choice

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Oramental Plaster

ORNAMENTAL PLASTER

With techniques from the Italian Renaissance, a ceiling becomes an eye-catching canvas for three-dimensional artistry.

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Fittings

Shower Update

Installing a low-flow head and an antiscald device

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Finances

Buying Foreclosed Property

It can make you a hero and save you money

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Tools

Cordless Drills and Drivers

A new generation for the job site

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RUNNING gutters

How to get rid of water gracefully and save your house from moisture problems

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BUILDING A Driftwood Boathouse

Using found wood and timber-frame techniques, volunteers fashion an island shelter for traditional watercraft.

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TRELLIS & VINE

“A physician can bury his mistakes,” said Frank Lloyd Wright, “but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” Vines hide a multitude of sins. They obscure ugly views, disguise downspouts, link unrelated windows, conceal pipes and utility boxes and can turn architectural “mistakes” into vertical gardens.

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low country air conditioning

KEEPING AN OLD HOUSE IN THE DEEP SOUTH COOL

January | February1996 MAY/JUNE1996