Thursday, June 25, 2009

Between A Rock

Cecil Aguilar, Aguilar Stone Masonry, and his crew are here building a wall under the porch of the new studio. He lives just up the road and we've driven past his place, with it's beautiful stonework out front, for a couple years and each time talk about how we'd really like him to build something for us. He's here and the drystone work is so interesting it's actually kept me off the mower...some ;-).

I'm very excited about the studio, but not so much on the actual building process. To be honest, I'm so tired of trying to make the right decisions about questions throughout the day(s) that I doubt I'll ever build anything again. And while I can truly appreciate the usefulness of a nail gun, I am tired of the noise. The tap, tap, tap of the stone hammers though are a different story.



How the big stone is split - very interesting.

How the stones are placed - very cool.


flowerweaver said...

Very cool videos! I like the pneumatic rock chopper. The drystack wall will be lovely when complete. I wish we could do something like that here, but all our river rocks are round so they don't stack too well!

DayPhoto said...

Maybe you like the rockwork so much because it is a true art form? That artist thing in you, you know.

Our house has a foundation of stone, I find it beautiful. And I must say, yours is going to be also.

Good for you!


Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Beautiful rock work.

Through Amazon, I just ordered a used copy of A Country Year after browsing through your favorite books. The summary sounds like something I'd love to read.

All by herself? I'm always so amazed and admire strong women. Wish I felt that way about myself, I rely on my husband for so much and very forunate that he is such a wonderful man.

Anonymous said...

boy that is awesome and it'll look country yet elegant when it's done

stay tuned at 11 ? :)


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I've always been fascinated by dry stone work; thanks for showing us how it's done! Such a beautiful accent to your studio, and very locale-appropriate. I hear you on the building, though. I didn't ever want to build a house because I wasn't sure our marriage would survive it, but we did and it did. But once is enough!

KC said...

It is all very interesting and will be very beautiful. I am amazed they don't use gloves or safety glasses. It looks dangerous for flying rock chips and hurt fingers!

Knit Lunabud Knit said...

You know Sara, we at Knitty Night are all so darn jealous of your new fur haven! I hope you can make it over for Knit Night at my house next week:)

thecrazysheeplady said...

You'll LOVE A Country Year!

Lindsay said...

Here in the UK there is a lot of dry stone walling in the Cotswold area where we live. The stones are of a honey colour, further north in the Uk they are a grey colour.

Alice said...

The drystone wall being built is fascinating. Cecil and the crew is a pretty good look as well.

Nancy K. said...

Oh, how I wish I could have a professional build a stone wall for me! I'd love to have them all around my pastures! My little rock wall, that I'm trying to build by my new barn, is coming along rather slowly.... (I haven't given it up though!)



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