I have been busier than the recent blog postings would suggest. The chimney is 99% done. I’ll photograph it after the scaffolding comes down. The Rube Goldberg qualities of the scaffolding have discouraged me from taking any pictures of it.
Currently I am working on a walkway and short stack of steps in a North Asheville neighborhood. The photo at the top is of my tent workshop. It’s a ten by ten canopy that I set up when the sky got particularly threatening. When the downpour did arrive, there was an area about the size of piece of paper in the middle of the canopy that didn’t get wet.
A particular challenge with this section of the walk is the fact that the concrete driveway drops five inches over four feet. The band of bricks at the very end helps me to accommodate that slope without leaving a trip-lip. The brick band is a repeating feature that will appear in the upper sections of the walkway.