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Until a few weeks ago, this subject held up a fence post in my back yard. Then the wind blew. When it stopped blowing, I needed a new fence. Several passes with a diamond blade and a few sledgehammer blows later, this chunk of stuff came out. It wasn't big enough to have much choice in composition, but I thought the colors and patterns were pretty enough to show anyway.

--Rik

24 mm wide. Sawed flat, sanded smooth on 400-grit paper, flooded with water to photograph.

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A much more creative use of concrete than a lot of buildings I've seen :D. IMO it make an interesting piece of art in a "So what am I looking at?" kind of way. Hmmm, I reckon it would look pretty good on the wall, framed at about A3.

Not that it matters particularly, however just out interest could you give us an idea of scale.

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WOW, they use some pretty nice aggregate in the concrete out west :wink:. Up close you would think it was a real conglomerate.
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Bruce Williams wrote:Not that it matters particularly, however just out interest could you give us an idea of scale.
Ha, gotcha! This time I took a shortcut and left off the graphic scale bar. Size was at the bottom of the text: "24 mm wide". 8)

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Now you know how terrazzo is made! I see some bits of marble in there I think?

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Rik wrote:
Ha, gotcha! This time I took a shortcut and left off the graphic scale bar. Size was at the bottom of the text: "24 mm wide".
...and I read that line too! :lol:

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DaveW wrote:I see some bits of marble in there I think?
I have no idea what's in this stuff. The local gravel deposits are a thoroughly scrambled mess of sedimentary, metamorphic, and volcanic types, all mixed together by some enormous floods at the end of the last Ice Age.

All I can really tell you is that this stuff cut OK with a diamond blade, but something in it reduced a carbide masonry bit to a blunt-ended rod!

--Rik

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