FLAG asked me to post the pictures of our work on her column. It was made w/one and a half sheets of the lathe, and another layer of the same, plus a three-inch patch down the length where the second layer didn't meet around the first. We applied one bag of mortar on Thursday after we got it together, but in near 100 degree heat, that's all I could stand that day. She's still in the process of mortaring it in the early mornings, but standing seven ft. tall, it's taking awhile. It'll probably get two layers of mortar cuz y'all know how I am. There are some "warts" that FLAG's perfectionist personality can't tolerate. Sorry, FLAG.