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Michael Newby
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This is one of the better videos I've come across going real in depth on how to build a mortar-less stone wall.



There's a lot of info but it is a little dry. Couldn't help myself there, that pun just screamed to be used!
 
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Yes. Very good information and professionally filmed.

They are working with great material. My potato shaped glacial rock, does not stack so easily, or give such a uniform finish.
 
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Michael Newby : A great find, thanks for sharing ! Big AL
 
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It's an excellent video that leaves me feeling like "I could do that" until on just how many person-hours it would take to build any significant structure and how many other undone projects I have on my list.

But I do have this one little "badlands" area between the bounding road at the edge of our property and our stock pond; there's a deeply eroded ravine full of rocks stretching from the road culvert to the pond. It could be tamed into a little wetland oasis of small pools and terraces, all designed to catch sediment and support floodable vegetation like willows and the few cattails that are already established among the rocks...

Dale Hodgins wrote:
They are working with great material. My potato shaped glacial rock, does not stack so easily, or give such a uniform finish.


I would like to see a video of similar work done with round rocks, if it's even possible. I can see how you could smash and fracture and trim and do a lot more packing to use river rock for the bulk of a dry stone wall, but I don't see how you would replace the tie rocks or the foundation course or the end caps or a few other structural parts that really seem to demand rock that's rectangular in at least two of its three dimensions.
 
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