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    Do you like coursed rubble? A few photos of local work.
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    That's beautiful, and not any concrete showing.

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    Looks good to me

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    trolling for tomf eh peter?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    That is my favorite type of stonework. It takes a real artist to do that.

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    Much nicer than this method.... but then, perhaps not ideal for the bathroom. This one's in Mae Hong Son

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    That style seems popular on the Burma border. This one's further south, at Sangkhlaburi, near the Three Pagodas Pass

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    Zing, I'm on the line.

    Love coursed rubble, but love it most when it's sedimentary rock. The rock around here is mostly grey shale and sandstone... some limestone too. The honey coloured sandstone in the Cotswolds was beautiful. Stunning and lovely.
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    This area is an old volcanic caldera so the stone is either basalt, hard and uncooperative or rhyolite . Sedimentary would be good but there's none here.

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    I rather like building stone walls, but where I am apart from volcanic outcrops mostly in the sea, there is no stone at all. I'm on 18ft of clay over ice coarse gravel with a topping of ice age sand. Close by the old dunes are a hundred feet deep.

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    I just find rectilinear suits my eye better - a lot easier to lay too, in my very limited experience. While there's some nice granite 'round here too - both pink and black - to me they look best when roughed into rectangles, or better, dressed into lintels, corner work, or window surrounds. If ever I build the structure I daydream about, I'll use some lightly dressed blocks of that rose coloured granite for such features and structural strengthening, and grey shale/sandstone for most of the build.
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    Basalt is hard to dress to a right angle so it's a matter of searching for the right stone. Rare and much valued "corner stones "!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Basalt is hard to dress to a right angle so it's a matter of searching for the right stone. Rare and much valued "corner stones "!
    For the same reason that it extrudes in hexagonal columns, like the Devil's Postpile. Basalt has a natural cleavage angle that is consistant like that due the crystallin structure. Different species different cleavage angles.

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    Image: Mortarless Incan stonework, Palace of Inca Roca, Cuzco, Peru. Another example of extreme precision. Not a single sheet of paper fits between the rocks.

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    They didn't just individually fit those stones by hand, they hauled them up the side of a steep mountain from a jungle at the bottom, six thousand feet, without pack animals, and no beer. I think they might have had coca for a boost, but still, those stones aren't small, they're at least several hundred pounds each, if not tons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    For the same reason that it extrudes in hexagonal columns, like the Devil's Postpile. Basalt has a natural cleavage angle that is consistant like that due the crystallin structure. Different species different cleavage angles.

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    Yes, we have a structure like that about 30km from here but not common right angled blocks, the occasional one but not many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Do you like coursed rubble? A few photos of local work.
    Wade's 2.jpg

    Wade's.jpg
    Is that over a concrete or block structure or is it all stone?
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    How I wish I could build in stone. Around here it has to be a decorative facade (fake)

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Is that over a concrete or block structure or is it all stone?
    All stone.
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    We have lots of stove built stuff - I'll see if I can catch some pics.
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    What does "stove built" mean PI?
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    It means fat fingers and no proof reading..


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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    I just find rectilinear suits my eye better - a lot easier to lay too, in my very limited experience. While there's some nice granite 'round here too - both pink and black - to me they look best when roughed into rectangles, or better, dressed into lintels, corner work, or window surrounds. If ever I build the structure I daydream about, I'll use some lightly dressed blocks of that rose coloured granite for such features and structural strengthening, and grey shale/sandstone for most of the build.
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    We have lots of rounded cobbles from the glacial till here on Walney. Sandstone has to be quarried a couple of miles way, so we did most of the work with cobbles, only using the sandstone where it had to be used.

    Oak heads would have been used over the narrow windows and doors.
    The arch here was the door to the barn from which this was converted.
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    The trouble with not using mortar is that it just doesn't last. This one's falling apart.... and it was only built in the 10th century.

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    Took the dog for the morning walk - perhaps a mile and a half.

    Coursed rubble garden shed
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    Coursed rubble north facing wall - with indigenous greenery
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    Dry Stone version of the build
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    Moving slightly up-market we get the rough dressed coursed walling.

    Brunel - 1860(ish)
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    Wall detail from house
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    Terrace - there are lots of these in Wales.
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    Alternatively there is the rough random (un_coursed)
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    There's a seriously up-market version of this format where the stones are each precision cut - might find an example later.....
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    A bit organic but this is our new crossing we had to build after a flood took out the road March last year.
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    There's a bit more concrete showing than I would like but a few years will fix that. Structure is basically facing rock with rubble behind. It's quick and easy...though it can be hard teaching newbies basic stone wall rules. Like always break your joins in courses and place your stone on a horizontal surface. If it doesn't slip when you stand on it it's good.
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    Nice stone over your way Gary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Nice stone over your way Gary.
    Get the eye in after a flood and you find some good rock.
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    Same here but ours is a LOT heavier, it's all basalt.
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    Another couple of shots after rain.
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    I tend to work with rough stone. At one time I would only do dry stone but now I really like coursed rubble.
    My work is from center to the right of the photo.
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    I was tempted to try keyed arches but time didn't really allow for it and the pipes are reinforced anyway.
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    Some lovely stuff there. Nick, I envy where you are.
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