Pointing bricks and blocks...you should be setting your joints to a gap of 10mm then point the brickwork before the mortar sets.
Pointing the joints in the brickwork using an iron is one way to point brickwork
|flush joint for rustic bricks or to give a smooth surface|
|raked joints dont dispel water very well so consider the use of made with a chariot|
|V-joint made with a shaped pointing tool sheds water well|
|weather-struck joint suitable for houses so as to allow the rain to run off the face of the brickwork|
|round iron joint or bucket handle joint as above this can also be made with a piece of hose|
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