Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Keel Cast

Keel Casting party...
into the mixer goes aprox 1500kg of steel punchings and 500kg of cement.
Three layers of 1/2 inch wire mesh


  1. Hello i am building Benford's 30'5" baby badger, I was wondering when you poor the cement,what keeps it from running through the wire mesh ? Thanks, chip

  2. Hello Chip,
    the cement just slowly oozes out through the mesh - there are three layers of 1/2 inch mesh all slightly misaligned so this makes the mesh quite 'small'. so as long as your cement is not too runny it will not come out too much. As it oozes out you skim it like you are plastering a wall to get a smooth finish.
    Let me know how you get on. Where are you building?