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- 25 Oct 2009
Ok but if you clad the concrete using foamboard why not just make the compete thing out of foamboard? Ok driving over it (one side only) to make rough then scribing in the stones is perhaps the way to go. But yes a lot of scribing depending on the size, but an hour here an hour there soon gets the job done. I spent my evenings in Somerset scribing buildings material for slate shapes and the amount I did in an evening would certainly be enough for 1 pier. Glued together with UHU Power and a few fine pins makes a very strong structure.I would use this to clad the concrete.. See any of Mike's posts for the way to embellish the stonework..
This way, you have greater control of decoration and finish.
Otherwise, I think you would be into carving a section of the design, making mould-sections from this, and then casting in concrete..