60,000,000 Year-Old Stalagmite Display Stand #2: The process has begun

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Blog entry by OttoH posted 07-17-2014 07:20 PM 1560 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It has taken a lot of design work, but the stand build for the stalagmite is under way. One of the biggest problems to overcome was the uneven contour on the back of the stalagmite, I decided to build a cradle for it out of reinforced concrete. I will then set the concrete cradle into the back of the stand to securely hold the stalagmite in place. I put a bed sheet folded in half on the back of the stalagmite, put a 12 by 24 inch 2×4 form down, lined it with heavy duty plastic, then mixed and poured the concrete. Once the concrete form dries the build will proceed with full vigor.

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 08:21 PM

Do stalagmites grow up from the ground or down from the ceiling? I always get those and stalagtites confused

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 08:32 PM

Stalagmites always grow up from the ground and stalactites grow from the ceiling, or is it just the opposite?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 11:31 PM

Stalactites “stick” to the ceiling is my memory aid.

-- Art

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#4 posted 08-01-2014 05:48 AM

“When the ’...mites’ go up the ’..tites’ go down” is how I remember which is which LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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