Figure 4-6. - Correct way to hold a trowel.
Figure 4-7. - Picking up and spreading mortar.
space and your skill. A pickup for one brick forms only directly over the center line of the previous course, tilt a small pile along the left edge of the trowel. A pickup the trowel slightly and move it to the right (view 3), for five bricks is a full load for a large trowel (view 2).
spreading an equal amount of mortar on each brick until you either complete the course or the trowel is If you are right-handed, work from left to right empty (view 4). Return any mortar left over to the along the wall. Holding the left edge of the trowel mortar board.Continue Reading