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LottaLiving.com • Two guys making concrete blocks
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Two guys making concrete blocks

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:12 am
by Dan O.
All fans of screen block,

have you ever wondered how those blocks were made? A bit of research reveals they're churned out by giant machines where concrete goes in one end and blocks come out the other, but what happens in between? I happened upon this video that takes the mystery out of the block making process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_VzrfeAsWA

Here's an example of the type of mold used in a block making machine:

http://www.pacificsouthwestmolds.com/psm103.jpg

All that remains is for a die-hard DIYer with some welding skills and a friend who's good with a shovel to resurrect some long dead screen block patterns:

http://veryvintagevegas.blogspot.com/se ... ve%20block

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:24 pm
by SDR

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:28 pm
by SDR

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:10 am
by johnnyapollo

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:33 am
by sdmod

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:42 am
by SDR

Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 am
by scowsa
SDR says "It would be great to see a new generation of screen blocks sprouting in the fruited hills and pleasant plains of Los Angeles ! "

Well if you believe the heavy promotion that 3D printing is getting these days, we may soon see this new generation produced with this technology.

As I mentioned in a post a while back, there is a research project

using a liquid slip cast recipe of earthenware ceramics to print a different kind of screen block but one can envisage them also printing the square ones.

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Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:54 am
by SDR
Wow. Yup, the future is at hand . . .


SDR