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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:59 pm 
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Location: Bellbrae, Victoria, Australia.
For the past 13 years I have been steadily building my own 2 storey Bluestone/Limestone house in southern Victoria, at this stage I am about halfway there with the walls.
I have set up a blog page and are gradually posting backdated blogs describing the progress. Geoff Winkler.

http://winkieg.blogspot.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:34 am 
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Amazing! How many more years to go??

What sort of gear do you use for cutting and shaping the basalt?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:29 pm 
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I have not even thought of a projected completion date, I would only disappoint myself. I just plod on as much as I am able.

In the early stages I split the stone with plugs and feathers with the heads, beds and ends shaped with an angle grinder fitted with a diamond blade. The faces were then pitched with a chisel. We had a large amount of stone split using an hydraulic splitter in 2000, and I am now using a saw which I built and will be the subject of a few blogs to come.

Geoff.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:45 pm 
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Thanks for the reply! I'll look forward to reading the blogs about the saw.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:46 am 
Great to see the blog updated.
Funny how building a house has led to building a saw, which lead to building a power plant, a shed, buying and rebuilding a tractor, etc. etc.
(I have done the tractor bit and haven't started on the house yet!)

I will definately keep my eyes open looking for it when I travel in that direction next.

Another house that is inspiring along the lines of the Point Cook Homestead that you may also like to see if you haven't already is the Rothwell homestead at the back of the You Yangs (was the Earth Sanctuaries building but may have been sold again I think).


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:18 pm 
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Geoff

"Being one to do silly things on impulse"

This line from your blog gave me a good laugh, your project is the most anti impulse act I have ever seen!!

The building is a credit to you, knowing the difficulties of building a house I can't begin to imagine the dedication you must have, anything but impulsive!! Your house is already a thing of great beauty and a testament to your determination and perseverance. I look forward (way forward) to seeing it completed one day but the progress in the mean time. Keep it up, amazing.

Steve


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