Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

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Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by brissle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:48 pm

Can anyone please advise whether it is possible to get a template (or whatever the word is) to imprint a pattern on to concrete?

I am patching damaged concrete in a 1930s driveway and there is an imprinted pattern I would like to match.

Photo attached to show the pattern.
The indentations are approx 2cm apart (centre to centre)

Would be grateful for any advice as to where I can obtain this.

Many thanks
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by Grendel » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:11 pm

To be honest it looks a little irregular and out of square so I very much doubt it was commercially made . You'd probably be as well as having a go and make one , perhaps a piece off ply with what looks like quite thick studs or nails should do the job.
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by ayjay » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:16 pm

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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by wine~o » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30 pm

Nice one Ayjay. I never knew such a beast existed.
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by Dave54 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:36 pm

Likewise. Seen that pattern lots of times, but never thought about how it's made.
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by Grendel » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:42 pm

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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by ayjay » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:52 pm

wine~o wrote:Nice one Ayjay. I never knew such a beast existed.
I was fairly sure that such a thing existed, and the irregularity of the pattern more or less suggested it too, Mr Google did the rest.
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by brissle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:51 pm

Thanks everyone - problem solved - I shall make up a suitable block with nails as suggested - I Googled the device and it costs £175 to buy it -- OTT for a one-off job.

I knew someone would know. It's all to do with knowing what to Google........

thanks guys

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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by dewaltdisney » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:51 am

Use flooring brads as the heads will give the squarish hole pattern :thumbright:

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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by ayjay » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 am

dewaltdisney wrote:Use flooring brads as the heads will give the squarish hole pattern :thumbright:

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Those big square headed nails used for corrugated roofing might be just what's needed.
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Re: Can i get a template to make 1930s pattern in concrete?

Post by brissle » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:26 pm

I realise this is a long delayed response - found all recent notifications were being dumped in Spam for some unaccountable reason.
Any way the problem solved itself - a local tool hire company in Bristol had the machine that ayjay told us about and a day's rental did the trick.

great result - thanks again, everyone.
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