Table of Contents
- 4About the measurements, Materials you will need and Informative notes
- 5Materials continued and cutting list for the form
- 6The plans - dimensions
- 7The form plans - schematic
- 8Step 1.1 Cutting and assembling the frame pieces of the seat form
- 9Step 1.2 Cutting the plywood, the plastic, and assembling the seat form
- 10Step 1.3 Cutting the form pieces for the legs
- 11Step 1.4 Assembling the forms for the legs
- 12Step 1.5 Aligning and bolting the leg forms to the seat form
- 13Steps 2.1 to 2.3 Cutting, shaping and tying the mesh
- 14Concrete mix information
- 15Steps 3.1 to 3.2 Dry and wet mix
- 16Steps 4.1 to 4.3 Applying the release agent, half filling the seat form and placing the reinforcing
- 17Steps 4.4 to 4.5 Topping up the seat form and attach the leg forms to the seat form
- 18Step 4.6 Topping up the leg forms
- 19Step 4.7 Releasing the leg forms
- 20Step 4.8 Releasing the seat form
- 21Appendage: Easier options
Step 1.4 Assembling the forms for the legs
Sandwich the (e) pieces between the plywood (b) pieces.
Position the pieces in place (refer to the drawings on the previous page) and hold them there with clamps.
In all, there will be two leg forms, each consisting of two (e) pieces and two plywood (b) pieces.
The plywood (b) pieces are already marked for drilling. That was done in Step 1.3.
Drill through the leg forms on each drill mark.
Use a ½” (12mm) diameter drill-bit to drill the holes. The bolts are ⅜” (10mm) diameter. The bigger hole enables the bolts to be easily inserted and removed.
It is important to make the holes approximately ⅛” (2mm) bigger in diameter than the bolts to ensure that they (the bolts) can be removed easily when it’s time to release the form-work.
When the holes are drilled, you can then insert the Covered with a protective coating of zinc. ⅜” (10mm) Hex bolts have a hexagonal shaped head (six sided) which enables a wrench or spanner to grip it. A washer is usually required at both ends of the bolt. into the holes, add the washers, screw on the wing-nuts, and tighten.
Next screw a 4″ x 2″ x 2″wide (100mm x 50mm x 50mm wide) *galvanized angle bracket (or similar) to each end of each leg form. Four brackets in all.
Use only three screws to hold each bracket, as they will have to be unscrewed when it’s time to release the form-work.
*Note: The angle brackets are to hold the leg form to the seat form. They make for easy alignment when it comes to assembling the form for casting. The bracket size given above is not absolute. Anything similar will do as long as it does the trick. You may have to make your own by cutting, bending, and drilling a piece of Any broad, thin surface. metal. On the other hand, you can do away with them altogether and use clamps to hold the leg forms to the seat form. The latter method however, will require a bit of extra measuring and aligning when it comes to assembling the forms for casting.