Pointing tools.

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Does anyone know of a UK (or other) supplier of tuck pointing irons/jointing tools? I need the beading irons mostly, although there's a couple of other bits I'd like to replace.

I've been keeping an eye on eBay as I've had no luck finding anyone that does them new, but nothing's coming up.

Mine were nicked years ago and I haven't been able to replace them since. Although it doesn't come up very often as a job, I have a couple coming up.
 
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I got a mate who does tuck pointing i will ask him

Thanks. The finger trowels are easy enough to get hold of, but the only outfit I can find that do the beading irons are in Australia!
 

pftmonojetman

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They do crop up on eBay now and again but there always snapped up. There's a few online shops that specialise in vintage tools just got to keep your eyes peeled. Wouldn't mind learning tuck pointing myself
 
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mine are flat not rounded. they are sand moulders tools. i shall have an other look to see if i have any rounded ones.

Thanks, if I don't get sorted with a supplier I'll give you a shout.

I may well order some from Aus, they're pricey but it's not as if they have much competition.
 
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Gonna Google tuck pointing later :)

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Like a lot of things in the building game, the name covers a few different techniques and there are a few different names for it too. It came about because gauged bricks (ground to size and sharp edges) were very expensive. You see some posh Victorian buildings with them and thin joint mortar. So they used bricks straight from the mould with rough edges, then pointed with mortar coloured to match the brick. The coloured mortar then has a raised band of lime mortar/putty applied to make it appear as if it has a thin and very straight mortar joint.

Done well it's a lovely looking job.
 
Like a lot of things in the building game, the name covers a few different techniques and there are a few different names for it too. It came about because gauged bricks (ground to size and sharp edges) were very expensive. You see some posh Victorian buildings with them and thin joint mortar. So they used bricks straight from the mould with rough edges, then pointed with mortar coloured to match the brick. The coloured mortar then has a raised band of lime mortar/putty applied to make it appear as if it has a thin and very straight mortar joint.

Done well it's a lovely looking job.

yeah google was my friend :D I liked that :D
 

Jeffmac

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imago. i do have 5 tuck pointers of different widths. 5mm, 6mm, 4mm, 7mm and 12mm. you can borrow any of these if they are of use to you . pm your address and i will post in the morning.
Hello malc, could I ask this same favour. In the middle of a pointing job and can't get my hands on them. I'll pay don't mind buying can't tell you how difficult it is to find these irons. Could you pm me please. Sorry to beg
 
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