How to install a mosaic Hardie Spike:
We recommend a search on You Tube to watch a spike being inserted into a wooden log.
Mounting a steel hardie spike into a log for mosaics can be done with the following steps:
Choose a suitable log for your work surface. The log should be sturdy and stable to prevent wobbling or slipping during the mosaic-making process.
Drill a hole into the log with a drill bit that matches the size of the hardie spike. The hole should be deep enough to accommodate the entire length of the spike, but not so deep that it protrudes out the bottom of the log.
Insert the hardie spike into the hole and tap it gently with a mallet or hammer to ensure a tight fit.
Test the hardie spike by placing a tile or stone on the spike and tapping it lightly with a hammer or mallet. The tile or stone should be held securely in place by the spike.
Begin your mosaic-making process by placing the tiles or stones on the spike and cutting them with a cutting tool, such as a mosaic nipper.
Overall, mounting a hardie spike into a log is a relatively simple process that can be completed with basic tools and materials. With a sturdy work surface in place, you can start creating beautiful mosaic designs with ease.