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Old 01-02-2018, 07:44 PM   #1
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:37 AM   #2
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Is that something you would do Fred?

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Is that something you would do Fred?



In regards to the jack lines and jigs ? Would probably do it at tad different. Years ago,saw a sliding template,I think was made in either Italy or Spain. It was the catalyst for me to weld up some accouterments for my Bon -Tool corner leads,with them I'd follow a Plexiglas template.I also years ago was able to use those same pieces to lay curved walls as easily as laying to a line.

As far as the pointing goes,a couple of years ago,(partially as a result of JBM's post) I bought a Quickpoint mortar gun,would never look back. The advantages of that gun are better than I ever dream pt of.

As far as the wood striking,the jury is still out on that one.
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In regards to the jack lines and jigs ? Would probably do it at tad different. Years ago,saw a sliding template,I think was made in either Italy or Spain. It was the catalyst for me to weld up some accouterments for my Bon -Tool corner leads,with them I'd follow a Plexiglas template.I also years ago was able to use those same pieces to lay curved walls as easily as laying to a line.

As far as the pointing goes,a couple of years ago,(partially as a result of JBM's post) I bought a Quickpoint mortar gun,would never look back. The advantages of that gun are better than I ever dream pt of.

As far as the wood striking,the jury is still out on that one.
I think he was asking if you took similar jobs???

I would probably do it like they did. The upper template and jack line come naturally to me as a stone mason. I would like to see your corner pole setup. I have some 2x2 aluminum tubing that I bought in 20' lengths from the metal supply and cut into various sizes. I rarely use them though. I don't have any fittings for them and couldn't be sure that the ones you can buy would fit. I just use clamps for plumbing them, etc.

Their "grout" caulk gun looked super slow. I would be 2-3 times as fast with a grout bag. I've never used a quickpoint but I assume it's yet another improvement.
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Hopefully they removed the lichen and applied a good sealer when they finished.

No grout bag or quick point for me...I'm too friggin' stubborn and awfully quick with a slick...plus I hate plasticizers in pointing mixes, it removes the wholesome feel of real mud.

As well, I'm naturally attached to string lines so my technique would have been similar.
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Hopefully they removed the lichen and applied a good sealer when they finished.

No grout bag or quick point for me...I'm too friggin' stubborn and awfully quick with a slick...plus I hate plasticizers in pointing mixes, it removes the wholesome feel of real mud.

As well, I'm naturally attached to string lines so my technique would have been similar.


While I seldom use a plasticizer in mud,for the Quickpoint gun it is not needed. The times I find it useful is pointing work on cloudy,damp,cool fall days. Reason being,they are water reducers,thereby less water in mix means you don't have to wait forever to tool joints.
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Hopefully they removed the lichen and applied a good sealer when they finished.

No grout bag or quick point for me...I'm too friggin' stubborn and awfully quick with a slick...plus I hate plasticizers in pointing mixes, it removes the wholesome feel of real mud.

As well, I'm naturally attached to string lines so my technique would have been similar.
The part that makes the quickpoint awesome isnt how fast you can fill the joints, but how fast someone that cant joint can fill the joints.

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