[Noisebridge-discuss] Record radio program of this, 1/2 - 1 hr? - Re: Made at Noisebridge - Concrete Stove

giovanni_re john_re at fastmail.us
Wed Sep 4 18:23:37 UTC 2013

Hi Jarrod, & all interested in this,  :)

Would you & your friends who worked on this, or have any interest in it,
or using it, etc, make a 1/2 to 1 hour smartphone video about this?

We need to start collecting some content for Noisebridge radio.

Just get the people together, get a smartphone in low res video mode,
introduce yourself & the project, & just talk about stuff for minimun
1/2 hour, & up to an hour. Finish up with a "where to go from here",
thank everyone for participating & listening.  That's it!

Maybe announce the recording time 3 days in advance, on this list, so
that you can have some audience members for the recording. They likely
have questions & comments that will add to the discussion .

If you could schedule the time for this during the next 3 days or so,
while the project is still fresh in everyone's mind, that might be
great.  :)

Maybe schedule it near a time when there are a lot of people at nb, like
near the weekly meeting, or 5 minutes of fame.

Then upload the video to the NB website, and add a link to it from the
NB Radio page, under a "Content" section.

You can do it!

Hackers everywhere need to know!

What times are good for you to get a meeting together for this?


On Wed, Sep 4, 2013, at 08:20 AM, jarrod hicks wrote:
> I started by watching several youtube videos explaining the process of
> creating concrete counter tops in various ways.
> I ended up choosing quikrete 5000 for concrete. This comes in 60 or 80
> pound bags with cement, sand, and a small rock aggregate already mixed
> together. Only water has to be added. We used a pretty dry mix that was
> hard to work with, but should turn out strong. The concrete layer is at
> least 2" thick, some of the videos I saw said one could get away with
> 1.5"
> thick.
> We used a welded wire concrete reinforcing mesh inside the counter-top
> about 1/2" from the bottom of concrete. Most instructions recommended
> using
> reinforcement to control cracking. Although I couldn't find it nearby,
> another recommended reinforcement material was masonry block ladder wire.
> The forms were attached to the table, protected with polyurethane, and we
> poured directly onto it. The other popular way of making these counter
> tops
> is to pour into a form that is separate from the counter so that the nice
> flat bottom of the form becomes the nice flat top of the counter.
> After removing the forms, I patched any large voids with pour stone. If
> we
> used a slightly wetter concrete mix and more vibration we probably could
> have greatly reduced these.
> The top was finished using hand trowels during the pour and a masonry
> grinding wheel with our grinder/polisher after 7 days of curing. Then
> covered with a generous coat of penetrating concrete sealer.
> Cheers
> On Wed, Sep 4, 2013 at 3:46 AM, Frantisek Apfelbeck
> <algoldor at yahoo.com>wrote:
> > Hi Jarrod,
> > Thanks a lot for the info! I'm actually going to build table with concrete
> > top in next few days and it is my first time. I wonder could you recommend
> > me how shall I approach the top concrete layer? Is it just cement mixed
> > with water no sand no iron for strengthening? How thick do you think I
> > should go? There is no stove in it, the propose of the table is to serve as
> > a preparation place handling however hot stuff (it is suppose to handle the
> > thinks coming out of the oven). Also I wonder what is the concrete finish
> > which you are mentioning in the how to?
> >
> > The table is going to be used in a small hostel here in Jeju (island South
> > of South Korea - part of the country) next to the concrete oven which I
> > helped to build. I'm one of the cofounders of Tastebridge so it is really
> > nice to see any project like this to help to keep the food hacking in the
> > game in the place!
> >
> > Many thanks for any info and your time and effort with the project!
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Frantisek Algoldor Apfelbeck
> >
> >
> > biotechnologist&kvasir and hacker
> >
> >
> > http://www.frantisekapfelbeck.org
> >
> >
> > "There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
> >
> >   ------------------------------
> >  *From:* jarrod hicks <hicksu at gmail.com>
> > *To:* NoiseBridge Discuss <noisebridge-discuss at lists.noisebridge.net>
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:10 AM
> > *Subject:* [Noisebridge-discuss] Made at Noisebridge - Concrete Stove
> >
> > Here is some photo documentation of the new stove that I installed
> > yesterday. Big thanks to all that helped, and those that resisted writing
> > their names in the concrete while it cured.
> >
> > https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Concrete_Stove
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > (If anyone feels the urge to send some cash my way to help offset the
> > materials cost, that would be sweet and it would likely end up spent on the
> > next Noisebridge improvement anyway. No worries though, it was a fun
> > project.)
> >
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