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Forming concrete walls. Building forms stick-by-stick can save on labor and materials. Another method for snap-tie wall construction that requires less nailing, less heavy lifting, and only two people.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 55

A giant, oversize version of a contour gauge made from 1x3 and 2x4 lumber is used to determine the bottom profile for concrete forms on uneven ground.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #65 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 32

Tip on casting concrete pier blocks in cardboard box molds.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 26

Foundation forms that insulate. Selecting and installing lightweight panel and blocks that provide foundation insulation and double as formwork.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 36
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #77 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 6

Designing forms for tall concrete walls. Site-built panels that hold up under stress.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #78 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 48

Technique for making accurate (square) cuts in round Sonotube concrete forms.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #99 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 22

Building concrete porch piers with fiber tube forms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 38

Tip on making round corners in concrete forms by using rings cut from a five-gallon plastic pail.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1998 (v.54#6) pg. 14