May 19, 2009

Cob Progress Photos

Despite 95-deg F temperatures here in Arizona, 'cobbing' continues at a relentless pace. I'm able to set and sculpt about 5-wheel barrows of cob a day. Each wheel barrow load is about 200-lbs, so that's about 1/2 ton. Therefore, 20-days work so far is about 10-ton of cob in the walls.

As you can see from the above photo, the walls are massive; 2-feet thick or more. Since I'm not using any sand in my cob mix, I'm adding extra straw to prevent cracks from forming. So far no problems. The lone wall with adobe block (see earlier blog) is looking cool!

1 comment:

Judy said...

Wow, that's really looking good! The wheelbarrow in the top photo gives a good sense of scale.