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DIY Concrete Patio Pavers

DIY Concrete Patio Pavers

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  1. HomeMadeModern

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    you can download 3d modeling software for free.  many local libraries and maker spaces have 3d printers.  Link to the silicone rubber product I used: http://amzn.to/2iF3N8Q  the mold is reusable and easy to clean.  We made about 1-2 batches a pavers a week over the last few years.  It only takes about 15 minutes to make a batch.  I used combinations of Quikrete Countertop Mix in both White and Grey along with Quikrete 5000 to make these pavers.  If you want to have greater color differential try the Quikrete liquid cement color.  Here is a video I did on coloring concrete: https://youtu.be/t1PRbMA9koM

  2. Brian Prusa

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I love the design of this. I would buy a mold with 20 full pavers and 10 half pavers. Personally I like the 3d printed design better than the handmade one. Great work.

  3. The House of Wood

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Prolific. Awesome work, Ben!

  4. Mike Wagner

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    The finished path looks amazing! I love the different shades of gray.

  5. ManCraftingTM

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Wow. That’s a long term project. Kind of cool seeing someone show a project that didn’t take a week to complete. I also like that your showing an actual practical 3D Printer project. So often all 3D projects are things you wouldn’t pay $1 for at the dollar store.

  6. Beatriz Palacios

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Are you selling the mold to this pattern?

  7. Charleston Crafted

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    anyone else think it looks like a bunch of cat noses…. 🙂

  8. JG

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    What happens when it snows or rains? Won't they move around?

  9. I'm Living Your Life

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    It looks great and very smooth….so smooth in fact that I feel it will be slippery when wet….thoughts?

  10. John Fox

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Thanks for sharing. My wife and I are very excited about this and talked about all of the unique little ways to put our stamp on this. Our last name is Fox, so we were thinking of making some with little fox paw prints in them. Maybe even a few with the names if our kids and grandkids. As more grandkids are born, just make more.

  11. Marinda Jansen

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    This is so cool!

  12. G33v3s

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Did you consider making some edge pavers that smooth out the outside edge? You could make a left and right version.

  13. Aquatic Aquatos

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    this should be renamed fish scale paves

  14. Nick Fox

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    When doing the handmade version, you could always use your initial mold as a “waste mold” to pour urethane resin into. Doing that you can make multiple mold masters to the mold together.

  15. jorge martinez

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Can you sell the molding for people who don’t have 3D printer?

  16. njords62

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    a compass with a pencil could easily lay out the basic design on some MDF. cut it out with a jigsaw. smooth out the cuts and round over the edges with a sander. spray it with some krylon plastic type paint to help with mold release. repeat as required to have enough to form your mold. follow through with the rest of process

    ya ya I know it uses a pencil so this method isn't a DIY project either really 🙂 🙂 🙂

    pretty cool concept – thanks for the video!

  17. Raph Guenther

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    If I did this (because ughhhhh I don't haaaaave a 3d printerrrrrr), I would probably make a dozen or so using the single paver mold, then use those as positives for a much larger mold. That way, I could do larger batches. Just an idea

  18. viasevenvai

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I'm very conscious about the edges of my path.  I have a doberman that would run haphazardly around the backyard and slice open his paws on the edges…..or push them out of alignment.  Therefore a pattern that locks them in or a frame around the edge is necessary.

  19. Kevin Larouche

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Amazing Ben! I've been waiting for this video to come out ever since I saw it on your Instagram. It came out great! How many pavers did you end up making in total? The dedication and patience involved for this project make it that much better. Congrats on an awesome video! Best Kevin

  20. account505

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Love this project, probably my favorite concrete project I've seen of yours. Do you want to leave the edges ragged and organic or could you make custom edge tiles?

  21. Martin

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Gorgeous!!

  22. WiseBlasian

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Project time 2.5 years

  23. Zach Tettamente

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I work in landscaping, my career is creating brick paver pathways and patios. You should never put pavers on straight up ground. You should always dig down 4 inches, and use gravel. Then pack the shit out of it, level it with a level and then use finishing sand and level that as well. The way you did it makes a lumpy, uneven surface and in a few years it will have gaps and will be unpleasant to walk on.

  24. OAC srl

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Muy bueno!!!

  25. Red Beard Carpentry & Woodworks

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I absolutely love the way these look!!

  26. Sara Ahmad

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Like

  27. Dana Neikova

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Realy great pattern 🙂 Great job again!

  28. Scrap wood City

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Beautiful!

  29. Brent Freeman

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I love the look of those. That's a great way to make something truly unique to you.

  30. Аleksey Bek

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Looks beautiful!

  31. Coffee Dude

    October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    I just got unto the Modern Maker Podcast, soo good. Been binge listening to work, at work, from work

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