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Tuckin' Things Up

Choosing the proper mortar type for any masonry application, and then where to buy it.

Mortar Types
The mortar used for pointing, tuckpointing, or laying any particular brick, block or stone should be guided by the inherent strengths of the particular brick, block or stone. The strengths are based on how much directional force the brick/block/stone can take before permanently deforming or failing. The amount of stress at which the material fails is the yield point of each strength. 

Mortar Extraction Contraptions: Tools to remove mortar

Mortar Removal Methods Grinding Vs. Raking
Out with the old, in with new. I made that up just now. Prove I didn't. Mortar is generally replaced when it's deteriorated, through the process of...

How does a pointer choose a jointer?

How does a pointer choose a jointer?
Choosing the right size jointer for your project. Some common jointers for different joint profiles pictured above. From Left to Right: 1. Ribbo...