Sunday, January 13, 2013

Looking at the wall from my side. We have finished four courses on both sides. Now we are turning two bricks sideways to tie everything together. Long with a string line and 4' level the small torpedo level is invaluable. I used it to check most of the bricks as I laid them in place.

Jesse is finishing up the first course on the back side of the wall. He is using a narrow pointing trowel to fill the gaps between the bricks. After the mortar starts to harden up he will come back and press the mortar in place with a rounded trowel.   In the foreground we have started the first course of the wall on my side.  So there are really two parallel walls with a gap of about 2" inches in between.