New York City has 8,250,000 people and 975,000 buildings.
It also has the only high school program in the country for hands-on masonry preservation, building conservation and green sustainable construction.
This blog offers a glimpse into that program.

The textbook developed from the curriculum and lessons: "Masonry History Integrity An Urban
Conservation Primer" is a free download at this web site:

The recent entries are in the LinkedIn Group: Masonry History Integrity & Urban Conservation.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dentistry, Artistry and Masonry

Exploring ways to duplicate architectural terra cotta

Plaster molds

are quick setting, but a mess to work with...

and tough to remove from the original piece...


made play dough

is easy to make and use...

imprints well...

but isn't durable.

A dental imprint product

mixes easy...

is pliable...

sets very fast...

and releases clean..

to make a durable, duplicate imprint.




To be continued...

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