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You have a form? Wheels on the bottom? What concrete mix do you use?
I create molds. I design in CAD and create mold masters from HDU foam on the CNC. From there I create molds with urethane rubber or silicone. I don't use wheels but rather a swivel plate bearing and a bottom disc. Wheels don't work well on anything but a smooth surface, and even then they tend to wander. This works anywhere. The next designs incorporate epoxy resin with cement and those masters will need to be 3d printed. I only have a basic 3-Axis CNC and it isn't up to creating the designs I want.

As for mix...I have tried and tried to find an alternative to the expensive stuff I use to no avail. I stay with Rapidset Cement-All and add polymers and glass fiber for strength. I have tried a lot of alternatives and never come close to the strength and rapid curing of Cement-All products.

This is a pic of bottom disc and bearing. I have a few different bottom discs but same idea for all.

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That’s great, but more importantly, where do you live? The front of your house is identical to mine, except that we have weird tilting windows in our dormer and don’t have the middle columns on the porch (note the gentle sag in the roof🤪):

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Beautiful house, my friend. I love these old Craftsman houses.

I’m in Kentucky. My house was built in 1919, and I’ve done a complete remodel. I gutted the inside down to the studs, moved some rooms around, and turned the attic into living space. On the exterior I’m just painting the siding, but I’ve put on a new roof and new windows. The cedar trim is all new, too. The interior columns are for looks only… there is actually a slight swag in the middle of my porch too. I just liked the look of these columns and it gave me a chance to add more cedar to the front. I haven’t put the “build” pics on here because I think the OP said other than houses. So, I’ve just shared a couple project-type work I’ve done.

Anyway, thanks for the like!
 
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Beautiful house, my friend. I love these old Craftsman houses.

I’m in Kentucky. My house was built in 1919, and I’ve done a complete remodel. I gutted the inside down to the studs, moved some rooms around, and turned the attic into living space. On the exterior I’m just painting the siding, but I’ve put on a new roof and new windows. The cedar trim is all new, too. The interior columns are for looks only… there is actually a slight swag in the middle of my porch too. I just liked the look of these columns and it gave me a chance to add more cedar to the front. I haven’t put the “build” pics on here because I think the OP said other than houses. So, I’ve just shared a couple project-type work I’ve done.

Anyway, thanks for the like!
That’s great! We’re in Asheville, and there’s a ton of Arts and Crafts houses around here. Ours was built in 1923.

I’ve seen a dozen or more houses with this plan in my neighborhood alone. I’ve gone through the literal Craftsman (as in Sears) house catalogues but haven’t found it, so I guess it might just be something that a local builder liked.

We did a gut job on the kitchen and downstairs bath, but otherwise it’s pretty much original plus a hodgepodge of remuddlings done over the past century. —Plus we added AC, of course. whew
 

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Picked this up at Goodwill. Power washed and painted it. The wife painstakingly painted the flowers. Moved it into my daughter's room while she was sleeping. Sure beats paying $40 for a POS bookcase with no aesthetic.

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Your daughter is an incredibly sound sleeper! 😲

Great job by both of you. 👍🏻
 
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