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Everything you always wanted to know about Aerated Concrete Blocks (AAC) for tiki carving
Bowana
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From: La Mesa, CA
Posted: 2007-07-08 9:21 pm   Permalink

Nice fridge, Hewey! Be sure to post shots of what you make out of it. I've got an AAC Moai that has been asking me to finish it for months now.

Do you ever paint yours? I'm going to try a test on a scrap with a wash of really watery acrylic and let the AAC soak it up like a sponge.

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-07-08 9:54 pm   Permalink

I've painted a couple. I've just straight acrylic. Just remember, they usually reccomend a concrete primer before painting.

Here's a great wesbite on carving a hunk of AAC thats been glued together from smaller bricks:
http://www.home.netspeed.com.au/frith/Art/Satyananda/fashioning_1.htm
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2007-07-08 10:13 pm   Permalink

Great link, Hewey. The finished sculpture is really life-like. Very cool. You'd never know that it was pieced together after the rendering.
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