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