|I took these pictures in 1991 with a film camera, before the
age. The project is a light troffer shaped like the letter "D", looking
from the top.
The troffer is in the front entrance of of hospital we were plastering. We cut a hole in the lath to run our pipe to the deck above. A larger pipe is sleeved over and pivots for our swing arm.
|Swing arm pipes are welded together. A bracket supports the mold templates. The union steam fitters on the job provided the welding equipment and pipes.|
|Bracket supports the template to run the bull nose detail.
We filled in with moulding plaster and lime, and after several passes, our bullnose was complete. We used the same bracket to run the cove in the back.
|Bracket was designed to slide back. This allowed us to pivot
arm back without scraping the finish work.
We just had to retract the template to swing it back for every pass.
|More old pictures|
|This is a picture of me about 1977, restoring a beautiful old ornamental plaster ceiling in Richmond, VA that was butchered in a remodeling project.|
|More old blurry pictures||Old CIA headquarters on F St. in Washington, DC|
|This pose shows the mold template we used to run the top
|The bottom and moulding were run at the same time.
I scanned these old pictures and edited them with Paint Shop Pro. You can still barely see the moldings.
|The egg and dart and dentil were cast with latex and stuck up in sections.||Barry saws the cast pieces to length before we stuck them up.|
|Color plaster finishes|
|Ceilings are troweled making some cool color
You may have seen this project before on my site.
Please click here or on the picture to see my slide show.
|This dome was on my home page for years. If you aren't tired of looking at it, please click here or on the picture to see how we did it.|
|This ornamental plaster ring was on my home page for years. It is too cool to delete. Click here or on the picture for more.|
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