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Old 05-17-2015, 06:29 AM   #1
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I did this wall in a week while the old man was on vacation..1979 / I was amazed to find not even a hairline crack. Did the steps and asphalt driveway too. The last pic is a culvert I did for the mother in law about the same time.
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I think those round rock walls look great through out new england

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I think those round rock walls look great through out new england
yep and they just beg for the mason with imagination...
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Very nice!. River rock and I just don't go together. My eye doesn't see the shapes properly or something. I end up with huge joints and it looks very amateurish so i typically stay away. River rock looks great when well done and terrible when poorly done (like most things I guess) It;s been 10 years though, I may have to try again
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river rock / bank run stone =same thing and not all are round. Heres a look at my fp I did with stone I dug from the foundation i.e. all bank run.
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Yeah, the real round ones are a bitch to lay nice. You can rake the joints way back to make the joints appear smaller. I don't. When you put 3 bowling balls together you're going to have a big joint. Nature of the beast. You can cheat a bit, but it's time consuming by cutting a slighy half moon out of every 5th stone or so.
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Yeah, the real round ones are a bitch to lay nice. You can rake the joints way back to make the joints appear smaller. I don't. When you put 3 bowling balls together you're going to have a big joint. Nature of the beast. You can cheat a bit, but it's time consuming by cutting a slighy half moon out of every 5th stone or so.
RE; but it's time consuming by cutting a slighy half moon out of every 5th stone or so.[/QUOTE]

LOL yep...a big time eliminator is using the heavier stiking hammer on the point. I use a 6lb to clean what a stone hammer misses...ie those knobs on the crest of the base or tops etc. Sounds nuts but its actually less work ie the weight does the work and the chisel points last alot longer as they dont dance in place like a newbe on a jack hammer!
Of course I take the liberty to split a nice thick one....love those hidden faces!

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