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ponddigger
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: dry stone wall Reply with quote

hi, i mix the mortar 6 parts sand 1 part cement. Sad ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 12:39 pm    Post subject: semi dry stone wall Reply with quote

hi here is a book that might be helpfull yours ponddigger Wink


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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the mix, is it mixed dry? or a lil water? thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: dry joint stone wall Reply with quote

hi 2 sheds when i use a 4 in block.and stone on outside of block,i mix with water ,gives it a better grip. ponddigger Idea
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: stone work book Reply with quote

hi all. got a great book about stonework for fday .the art and craft of stonescaping by david reed. yours ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: stone seat Reply with quote

hi all.here is a stone seat we built last week .jack


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: stone seat Reply with quote

hi all here is a stone seat and small patio we done last week. jack


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more stone ,we also used the stone that wat there
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clearing the clay ,so we can start
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: stone well Reply with quote

hi, here is a small stone project we built.a stone well, jack


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that first stone seat is lovely - how long did it take? and what materials were used?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: seat Reply with quote

hi the stone seat took about 5 days to build.there was about 10 yards of sand stone used.the capping was the hardest to do each one had to be dressed. jack
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:24 am    Post subject: stone Reply with quote

hi ,here is a stone wall with a style we built about 3 years ago,this wall was built with local tipperary sandstone. jack


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: pond and stream Reply with quote

hi ,pond and stream we built using tipperary sandstone, jack


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:15 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: stone steps Reply with quote

hi, here are some stone steps we are building at the moment, we are building then in the dry stone effect .we are using tipperary sandstone, jack


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love all the stonework, especially the water features. I'll have one of each of the seats and waterfeatures, please? Very Happy I wish!!!!!

I presume for us unskilled people Embarassed , a waterfall & pond would be shocking expensive
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