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Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby Weirdstone » Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:01 pm

Andy radford book folks, is it worth me buying? Just about to do m y level one exam, can I learn much from it. Any other books worh investing in other than the BTCV book?
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby davies_j29 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:20 pm

hi,i've read the book, lets say, its not one of the best,i'll leave it at that.
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby donald » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:16 am

It is an excellent companion to the video above..how to build a wall!!
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby david perry » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:42 pm

As you can see opinions are divided. There are those who think he his God's gift to wallers and others who think you'd be better off reading a novel. :lol:
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby donald » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:57 pm

Perhaps you could read the book then tell us your opinion?
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby david perry » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:00 pm

There is an assumption that I have never read it and that I'd like to give an opinion.

Well it's very nice Donald that you value the opinion of a true expert now that I can truly claim to be an international waller having worked in Eire and a few other odd places. But, can I accept this offer? And what good would it do if I gave my humble modest and honest opinion anyway? :wink:

I'm off to the National Hedgelaying Championships t'morrow near Hereford city. Looks like quite an international crowd turning up. I'll give it some thought on the journey down.
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby stonedyker@talk21.com » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:26 pm

''A solitary trade, the art and craft of dry stone walling'' by Robert Drake is a good technical guide.
Search for it on www.bookscumbria.com.
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby Carole » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:03 pm

Go on the books section on here.

Dry Stone Walling- Techniques and Traditions.

Very good book from the DSWA itself.

At level one everything you need and more is in the handbook you already have and the book above.


Obviously you might want to read further just for interest and in that case there are some good books.
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby George Gunn » Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:23 pm

I can recommend Carole's choice as well.
"Drystone walling techniques and traditions " is one of the best books on walling going.
I was lucky to have had a small hand in it, along with all the other contributors from the DSWA.
Well done DSWA.
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby Carole » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:01 am

And well done you for making it such a good book. 8)
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Re: Andy Radford book- Any good?

Postby George Gunn » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:13 pm

"I was lucky to have a small hand in it." means just that - I was pleased to be asked to help out and be involved with the main contributors . :)
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