Working on Birdbath

wishdishApril 4, 2009

Okay, I started my birdbath. I'm using fairly thick peanut-buter consistency thinset, but pieces are still slipping, ever so slowly. Am I gonna have to lay this thing down? I did put tape on some focal pieces, but can't do that on every piece.

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lascatx

Are you using too much? Also, if you work from the bottom up, the lower pieces will support the ones above them.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 9:15AM
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texaswild

Are you SURE it's peanut butter consistency? I find thinset very sticky, and it even holds the large flat-backed glass globs for me. LASCATX is right - not much is necessary to hold.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 9:47AM
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wishdish

Thanks. I think it was thick enough, but today i'm gonna try making it just a tad thicker, a little stickier. And I do indeed think i may be using too much. I think that's the key!!! I've got to remember - a dab'll do me. I'm encouraged now that today's session will go better.

    Bookmark   April 5, 2009 at 11:51AM
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wishdish

Just wanted to say thanks again. I did make the thinset thicker. Slow, your word "sticky" helped me know what I was going for. AND, I used a lot less on each piece. So mosaicing was a whole lot more fun for me this time.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 8:22AM
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texaswild

Well there you go - another one down for thinset. I couldn't live w/o it. Sure anxious for some WIP pictures.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2009 at 9:10AM
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cathyscache

I would love to see pics too!!!! I have a birdbath I need to get done before summer is here.....may have to be my next project?? We'll see, I have so many I need to get done and not ever enough time...

    Bookmark   April 9, 2009 at 2:18AM
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wishdish

Okay, here's my first WIP picture. Did some more today, but this picture is from yesterday. I had some extra thinset, so smeared it on the bottom part that had a bunch of raised parts. The part below the blue line will be a different blue/white pattern.

Here is a link that might be useful: WIP - Birdbath

    Bookmark   April 10, 2009 at 8:48PM
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cathyscache

Your birdbath is gonna be beautiful!! Thanks for the pics...Can't wait to see the finished product.....,Cathy

    Bookmark   April 11, 2009 at 2:52AM
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texaswild

OH, OH, OH. What a beautiful job of placement. Fits together like a puzzle. This is gonna be a gorgeous birdbath.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2009 at 10:14AM
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