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Masonry for Beginners: Series 1: Program 2

20 minutes 12 seconds

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Closeup of person's arms stacking bricks. Caption. Butter bricks with enough mortar.

Shows how to use basic hand tools to lay bricks properly without a line in a running bond pattern. Demonstrates methods of "buttering" a brick with mortar before it is laid. Explains how to adjust height, level, plumb and straightedge a line of bricks. Includes exercises on the rack-back lead and the straight lead.

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