bricklaying (rolling the mortar)

Below are some images to give youan idea as to throw out (roll the mortar) for the bed.

   Cut some mortar from the pile on the spot board and turn over a couple of times
  When you have turned the mortar you will notice a resemblance to a pasty, scoop up the turned mortar
  Diagonally pull back from the edge of the board quickly
  Spreading out the mortar
 

After you spread out approx the length of 2 - 3 bricks, run your trowel through the centre of the mix with a small jerkin movement, as in the picture

 

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