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desperatedan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:42 am    Post subject: drystone walling  Reply with quote










some pictures  of some walling i have done when the weather was a bit better
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aseel



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: dry stone walling Reply with quote

bdooly hell mate that looks excellent takes a lot of time and effort to get walls as good as that
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kaz
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great
They have just walled a 16 mile section of new road here but infilled and topped with soil . Now they are having a constant battle to stop the growth of weeds, it will soon be unrecognisable as a stone wall
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ClaireK



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant, there is definately an art to dry stone walling and a skill that should be kept going. Well done to you. Dare I ask how long did it take to complete

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desperatedan



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ClaireK wrote:
Brilliant, there is definately an art to dry stone walling and a skill that should be kept going. Well done to you. Dare I ask how long did it take to complete

Claire

i doe between four and five square yards a day
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mrs tiggywinkle



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent work. Must be very satisfying as well as hard work.  well done.
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lilwitedogs



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work.  Thanks for sharing.
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freckle



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic-always been interested in this-did a bit on a voluntary basis at the foot of Ben Nevis as as student-and bust my finger!!
Was going to say-you've had a great thaw DD but then saw the last comment!!
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psycho



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Would love that on the side of my pasture to the road!
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Justme



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kaz wrote:
That looks great
They have just walled a 16 mile section of new road here but infilled and topped with soil . Now they are having a constant battle to stop the growth of weeds, it will soon be unrecognisable as a stone wall



I thought that was the reason why they did infill with soil so it "softened" the walls look?
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Normesby



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are a talented chap DD...........hats off to you.
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Hawkeye



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent job, did you teach yourself or were you taught ?
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Issy



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic   .
My son has done a little stone walling with some friends but have to say it didn't look as good as yours    but they are still teenagers so still learning the craft (keeps them out of trouble   ).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm nice walling, sandstone/gritstone ... how are you with limestone?
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kaz
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Justme wrote:


I thought that was the reason why they did infill with soil so it "softened" the walls look?


Why would you want to soften it?  Stone walls are a work of art.

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