All of this ¾-inch Rebar is Treated with STOP RUST, so that it will Endure the Test of Time. Once again, the Floor is laid on Conglomerate Bedrock, and is therefore as Permanent as we can get it.
The Beginning of our Swangkee TOOL HOUSE Walls, using PRECISE Concrete Forms, which are made of Aluminum. Notice that the Gray Rhyolite Rocks, which are similar to Granite Rocks, are washed and laying on the Tables, waiting to be put into the Concrete Forms. Also, notice the Rebar and Wire that are laying nearby on the Concrete Slab, along with Tools for Working with the Concrete.
We used a 200-feet-long Ramp in order to carry more than 600 Wheelbarrows full of Concrete from the (Yellow) Stone Mixer, which stands under the Shed in the distance at the left of the Photo. It required 2 Days just to get this Ramp set up Correctly; but, it Saved us much Work, by making a SMOOTH Path to push the Wheelbarrows on. The Hardened Concrete Washhouse/Bunker is at the Right side of the Photo.
This shows another View of the Ramp as it Joins the Concrete Floor of the Tool House. This Ramp was later extended to 250 feet, in order to Ramp the Concrete up to the Second Step of the Concrete Wall of the Tool House, by going all of the way around it with the Ramp.
Most of the First Step of the Wall is finished, with the Rhyolite Rocks laying on top of it, being ready for the next Block of Concrete at the far left (not Visible in the Photo). We used a Wheelbarrow in order to carry the Rocks over there as they were needed. This saved us from having to lift the Rocks up to that height while doing the Work on the Wall, itself, as Opposed to laying them on the Floor, and then having to stoop over and pick them up: because there was already Enough Work to do, without doing any more of it. Notice the small rectangular Hole at the bottom of the Wall at the right side. It is the Cold-air Entrance Vent that goes into the Future Solar-heat-collecting Glass House that will be Attached to the South Side of this Building, later on, when someone is so Kind and Generous as to Contribute to this Good Example of a Well-made Tool House, whose Name will be Engraved in Granite and Posted on the Wall for a Memorial to that Thoughtful Person, who Knows that we have Plenty to do without Looking for Minimum-wage Jobs in the City of Confusion: beCause of being Grade School DROP OUTS!
This shows the Second Step of the Concrete Wall with one Window on the East Side of the Tool House. Notice that we used an 8-feet-long Precise Form laying down in order to make the short Concrete Block at the left of the Doorway. There is a short Form inside of that Form, which is Clamped into place, making it the single most Complicated Form of the entire Building Project. Moreover, that one short Block contains 4 Electrical Outlet Boxes for Switches and Plug-ins. Notice that the Precise Form is Covered on the Face of it with Heavy Slick Rubber and Clear Plastic, in order to Avoid the Use of any Kind of Oil or Lubricant that might Prevent the Concrete from Sticking to the Form, which Plastic also makes a Smooth Surface on the Finished Concrete, which is Good for Painting or Tiling or leaving it just as it is, which is quite Attractive when Compared with Rough Concrete.
3 of us hauled about 30 Trailer-loads of Rough Rocks Home during 10 Days of Labor, even though we hauled 5 Loads during just one Day: because those Rocks just Happened to be Convenient for Loading. Notice the Fig House in the Background, which has 3-feet-thick Native Rock Walls.