Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Carbide Chisels For Sale, Masonry Tools

Rockin Walls now offering my favorite Carbide Chisels For Sale.  




Spartan 1 1/2 Heavy Duty Carbide Chipper 1" stock $90.00
Made in Georgia

The chipper is a great chisel for directing energy out. For example if you have a stone with a extra ledge or you would just like to make a cleaner face. This is the chisel for you. Great for shaping cap stones with less chance of undercuts.  2-2.5 pound hammer suggested no more. Lighter hammer means less body fatigue. 



Spartan 1 1/2 Carbide Tracers  1" stock $80.00
Made in Georgia

This is the narrowest Tracer on the market today.  Great for splitting stones, shaping,  and so much more. For me this is my go to must have! Does just about everything! If you can only afford one carbide tool. This is the first one to add to buy to get you started. 2-2.5 pound hammer suggested no more. Lighter hammer means less body fatigue. 



Rebit 3/8" Carbide Pointer 1" stock $70.00 # PKM25
Made in Sweden

I've owned a pointer from Vermont for some time. I rarely used it based on my flat bedded stones. But over the years I've come to understand just how important this tool can be.  Removing small little bumps or areas you just can't work with wider chisels. The pointer is just that it digs in where you need it to. Once you open up an area often you can come back with a larger faced chisel,  like the chipper or tracer to clean up the surface. The Rebit hands down doesn't get any better since it has a beautiful directed flat point. This keeps the energy from shooting the chisel off the stone as you work. 


We also stock the: Spartan $95 and Kraft $78 - 3 pound shaping hammers.
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As all good tools these were recommended to me by a certified waller.  Who has spent countless hours shaping, shaping and shaping. When you find incredible tools you like to share them with your colleagues. I've owned my first set of Carbide Chisels for over 10 years. They still work like new when properly sharpened.  

When you take a workshop at Rockin Walls Training Center you get to do just that. "Try Before You Buy" tools.  The only training center in the US which offers this amazing opportunity to try the best of the best. Allowing you to pick what works best for you. See our sponsors page for more information and links. 

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Call or email Mark@RockinWalls.com if you have any questions. 

Tools can be purchased by check. Priority Shipping available for all US residents. No overseas sales.  Maryland residents please add 6% sales tax.

Paypal available add 3% handling fee to total. 

Local sales and pick up by appointment only. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

2017 Fall Workshops, Dry Laid Stone



Read all about this incredible • Fall line-up! 
located on the Workshop Page!


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Oct 14, 2017 Fundamental Workshop

$275 All Levels, Homeowner - Contractor, 1-Day
Saturday - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

You can't begin to spell words if you don't understand the alphabet. Don't belittle the basics.

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• Nov 4-5, 2017 Freestanding Wall Workshop

$385 All Levels, Homeowner - Contractor, 2-Day
Saturday - Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Certified DSWA UK Instructor Mark Jurus -

The Free Standing Wall workshop is an Introduction into the Basic skills of Dry Stone Masonry. Over two days we will cover the fundamentals of Dry Stone Construction, Theory, History, The Uses of Dry Stone in the present day, How to determine the size of a batter frame for your project set a frame, selecting the right stone for the right place in the wall which develops confidence, efficiency and the importance of rhythm and minimizing unproductive actions, but not at the expense of quality.



"Try Before You Buy Tools"


• Spring, 2018 Level 1 & 2 DSWA Certification Testing
April to have the first DSWA Testing in our region. Why drive 10 hours when you can stay in your own backyard?  We are extremely excited to provide this amazing opportunity to help those gain certification.

Interested?  Please contact Mark@RockinWalls.com if you would like to be placed on our contact list with more info as it becomes available. 

Spaces are limited. 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 Spring / Summer - Projects Pics

Stone Projects of Spring - Summer 2017


The year has been full of all kinds of fun unique projects keeping me on my toes. So much I haven't taken the time to share with everyone what I've been up too. I felt one blog would be a great start to show how the year has been going. Some of my high lights for me were working with the DEWA National Park Service again on a historic wall rebuild in Delaware Water Gap PA. Along with the first chance to build with a new Mountain stone from my Amish buddy Mark P. from PA. The Tuscarora Mountain Stone has a very rustic look giving a beautiful weathered appearance. I'm excited to have this exclusive product to build with. This type of product is the highest sold patter for thin veneer on new home builds in our area. 

July/August 2017, Sparks - Glencoe, Blue Stone path makeover / resetting, New Blue stone steps to doors with patio landing and granite cobble stones. 


Before Makeover


Before Makeover, Blue stone filled with river gravel. Note to self never do this! What a pain to rake out of dirt.

New Blue Stone Steps with repurposed blue stone steppers and cobbles to make a beautiful new landing to enter the side door used as the primary door. 

Before Makeover
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June/July 2017, Mount Airy  - Tuscarora Mountain Stone PA(exclusive) New Retaining Wall






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June/July 2017, Delaware Water Gap  PA - Childs Park, Retaining Wall Rebuild, Training - National Park Service



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May/June 2017,  Falls Rd - Cockeysville MD, Preatyboy Schist with local stone, Retaining Wall, Blue Mount #57 gravel walkway




Before makeover




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March/April 2017, Woodbine MD, Makeover calibration w/Andy McEvoy.  Butler - Merritsville Stone, w/ PA Blue Stone Flag stone, Blue Stone steppers and edging, repurposed brick edging, Patio, Steps, Retaining Wall

After makeover

Before makeover