I had a quick weekend trip to the island, and brought back a few pictures, that I haven’t had time to organize yet. First, I’ve stitched together a panorama of some of the cleared paths. Somewhere, somehow, and slowly sometime, I’m making plans to build house with workshop, landscaping and supervillian infrastructure.
Viewing toward South
August 18, 2013 update. Thinking farther ahead, on how to build basements down into the solid rock of the island, would need some rock quarrying done. Silent chemical rock splitters with ‘Dexpan‘ or “pour n crack’ by Sylentmite. Hydraulic Rock Splitters. Both these would need drills, or our rock-cutting chainsaw. But breaking rock into pieces needs a plan to put the pieces somewhere useful, like walls and walkways. So dig rock and build with the pieces. I think I need some workspace basement dug into rock, to take advantage of its soundproofing, to silence metal working projects.
Hey, I just learned that you can buy epoxy-coated rebar, for use in concrete that is exposed to water. Look at this water-feature created with fake rock, using shotcrete, outer-surface coating, then filled in with concrete. It’s nothing I want for the island, but inspiring to see natural-looking end results, in this video. This fellow’s video made ugly red-colored rock walls, but it shows products to purchase that show how it’s possible, with bonding agents, stucco mix, dyes for stucco mix. I could recycle quarried rock from making a basement, into walls and try to cement them together with natural dyed colors to blend it together.