DOMINICAN HOUSE
Houston, TX

When staining paver labyrinths, the large circles comprise a single row of pavers. Thus, the only cutting we do is for the turns, petals, and partial circles around the perimeter. Needing only our smaller tools, we had the luxury of flying to Houston rather than driving.

The labyrinth is across the driveway from a facility for retired Dominican sisters. We got to know a number of them during our week, which happened to include Thanksgiving dinner.

Marty Kermeen had installed the pavers a month earlier. Plagued by incessent rain, he built a support structure and covered the labyrinth with a huge tarp which the sisters called the Paver Dome.

Again, volunteers helped with the staining so that we could meet our time table and return flight. The crew consisted of me, my assistant Judy, and Chuck Hunner. Chuck has been a big help to us on many jobs. He's also a talented jeweler. See his website at www.goldenspirit.com.

 

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In this instance, I'm the helper, Judy is the cutter. The compass arm holding the saw is attached to a flat plate on which I am standing to keep it from moving.

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