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Brick Laying and Masonry [video only] (Skill and artistry)
YouTube.com ^ | 3-1-2008 | masonryworktools.com

Posted on 11/14/2013 6:13:46 PM PST by servo1969

Mesmerizing masonry.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Business/Economy; Hobbies; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: block; laying; masonary
Sit back and watch.
1 posted on 11/14/2013 6:13:47 PM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Now show the government run version of masonry - He smashes the bricks into a pile dumps a ton of cement over it and demands $680 million for the job.


2 posted on 11/14/2013 6:20:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: servo1969

That man is an artiste, you can tell he’s laid down a lot of brick. There’s almost a meditative quality to this video.


3 posted on 11/14/2013 6:22:00 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: servo1969

My dad was a mason tender when I was growing up. He didn’t have many good things to say about masons. ha-ha

This is a cool video, though.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 6:25:14 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: servo1969

There is the deepest human pleasure and satisfaction in performing such highly skilled work. I was an electrician for a number of years (put myself through college and law school) and I still love to pick up the tools whenever I can. Nothing beats the tangible results of running pipe and wire, installing fixtures or other equipment, hooking it all up and flipping the switch. I see that in this video: the man is making something solid, useful, enduring. That’s who we celebrate on Labor Day, not union thugs, but good, hardworking people who produce things.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 6:32:56 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: servo1969
I have been a masonry contractor for 32 years. I have laid my share of 12" block. I call them "Birth Control Block". Lay those all day and it's almost guaranteed your wife will not get pregnant that night.

Check this

6 posted on 11/14/2013 6:36:50 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
That man is an artiste, you can tell he’s laid down a lot of brick.

Those are block, not brick. There is an enormous difference. 12" block can weigh 35lbs. A brick can weigh as little as 3.

Mason = articulate manipulator of clay products. Yes, we are artists. :-)

7 posted on 11/14/2013 6:41:38 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: servo1969

It was delicate work to make smoke stacks. Any small error at the bottom and the whole thing would not be straight and collapse.

http://ak2.picdn.net/shutterstock/videos/474946/preview/stock-footage-view-from-base-of-giant-chimney-pipe-light-timelapse-clouds-move-overhead.jpg


8 posted on 11/14/2013 6:46:40 PM PST by lavaroise
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To: servo1969
I worked as a tender for one summer while going to school. Rugged work...
9 posted on 11/14/2013 7:49:08 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Straight Vermonter

Hey, masons aren’t so bad...it’s the roofers you need to watch out for!


10 posted on 11/14/2013 8:21:43 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: servo1969

Nice. What dexterity and precise load of mortar on the trowel.

Anybody know the song? I want to buy that and others by that group.


11 posted on 11/14/2013 9:08:49 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: South40

“Block” aka “CMU,” right?


12 posted on 11/14/2013 9:12:35 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Yes, concrete masonry units.

Though many erroneously call them "Cinder blocks".

I have laid cinder blocks but not in California.

The guy in this video is good; I would hire him in a second. Not all masons can or do use the back of their trowel. I do.

13 posted on 11/14/2013 9:18:52 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: South40

That amazed me, watching him use both the front and back of the trowel depending on which side of the wall he was buttering.


14 posted on 11/14/2013 9:49:16 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: servo1969

That is a brick layer.


15 posted on 11/14/2013 10:00:04 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: South40

—— I call them “Birth Control Block”-—

Ha. The first thing I thought was that his lower back has to be killing, being slightly stooped like that all day.

I had a neighbor who was a stone mason. He was laying sidewalks into his 80s.

There’s nothing like beautiful stone work. I love a good stone retaining wall.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 10:03:00 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

http://www.amazon.com/Better-Days-Gone/dp/B0059T3XJ2


17 posted on 11/14/2013 10:05:37 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
They say the back's the first thing to go. With me it was the hair. But I have back pain as almost all masons do. It comes with the territory.

I've done some beautiful stone work over the years. I'm a third-generation mason; my grandfather was a mason, he had 7 sons. My father was mason and he had six sons. We all did it at one time or another but I am the only one who still does.

18 posted on 11/14/2013 10:23:51 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Thanks. Just bought it from Amazon and loaded to iTunes. Great song — just right mix of lonely melancholy and uplifted spirits.

Reminds me of the studio musicians backing Suzy Bogguss on “American Folk Songbook.”


19 posted on 11/14/2013 10:32:02 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

If you have a smart phone or iPad, etc., you can get an app called “Shazam” and it will tell you what any song is as the song is being played.


20 posted on 11/15/2013 5:55:08 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
I know what it is, I had some of it at a little rooftop café in someoranother small touristy town in Colorado several years ago.

Real chile verde, made with pork shoulder, (I think), and whole jalapenos. It was absolutely the most delicious, savory thing I've ever eaten in my entire life.

And it was so frickin' hot I literally cried while I ate it, washing it down with Dos Eqqus cerveza. My wife didn't know what to do.

I've never done it before or since, but I asked if I could meet the chef. The guy came out, and he could tell I enjoyed it, and he was excited about telling me how to make it. The only words I understood were "jalapenos" y "puerca".

I enjoyed it all over again the next day, too.

21 posted on 11/15/2013 6:09:23 AM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: OKSooner

Sef-ping.


22 posted on 11/15/2013 6:11:07 AM PST by OKSooner ("Like, cosmic, man.")
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To: South40

Looks like those blocks with the bottom scored and broken were for some self consolidating grouting system. Every CMU project we do is low lift seismic with bond beams every 48” or so. Notice he’s working in a tent so it must be cold outside and he’s not wearing a coat. I’ve been in those tents when it was 18 degrees outside and the hod boys were working in tee shirts.


23 posted on 11/15/2013 6:25:36 AM PST by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

I thought about using Shazam or other similar apps, but I figured it wouldn’t work on such an obscure song. Is that how you found out what it was?


24 posted on 11/15/2013 1:33:28 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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