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New England Stone Walls by Kevin Gardner

This sent us by Eva. It’s pretty long, and I haven’t watched it all, but I sure would if I lived where there was stone. Looks like a very thorough explanation of the principles of stone walls with and without mortar. A great explanation of why stone wall joints should not be lined up under one another.

   I loved this part: “Every stone in the world has an ambition…” — pause, twinkle in his eye –“that ambition is to sink to the center of the earth as soon as possible…”

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Drawings of Vernacular Homes Circa 1900

“Hi. My name is Anne Smith, aka Marguerite Turnley. I am a writer and an artist. I thought you might like to use these pictures on your website or to encourage drawing. They are from an old book called Inquire Within, which I have inherited.…These pictures are from old homes in many countries at the turn of the century. The pictures have been scanned from the old books and I thought you might find them useful..… Regards, Anne Smith”

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Photos of 5 Minicars

1960 Fiat Multipla

The Volkswagen Microbus, Austin Mini and the original Dodge Caravan have all been hailed as revolutions in automotive packaging. But it was the Multipla that crammed the most people into the least space. Less than 12′ long, it seated 6. Captain chairs, cup holders and DVD players were not part of the package, but extreme claustrophobia was standard equipment. Sold for $66,125.”

Credit: Darin Schnabel/RM Auctions

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