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Tool Guide: Choosing a Hammer: The Bell Hammer

Used for striking chisels. While more of a traditional carving tool than a walling tool, some wallers love these hammers when working with chisels. The curved surface allows for good contact between the hammer and chisel with out needing to have the hammer squared up to the chisel. Made in Spain.  2-1/2 lb weight.

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Reading List – Nick Aitken’s Dry Stone Walling – Materials and Techniques

Dry stone walls – the thousands of miles of stone ribbon stretching across the landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Yorkshire Dales and Cotswolds – use construction methods which have existed for thousands of years. Indeed, dry stone structures in the Orkney Islands and Ireland are even older than the Egyptian pyramids. A dry stone wall…

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