What an honor to participate in Roy Underhill's dovetail joinery class alongside my grandfather.
The gauged brick were used on corners, arches, window and door surrounds, belt courses etc. The dichotomy that resulted from their usage allowed the craftsman bricklayer the opportunity to showcase their exacting skills while adding ornamentation in prevalent locations on the buildings.
The coming changes ought to provide a saner form of structure to the blog. It also should be more receptive to featuring guest authors and series of posts. If given the chance, both of these features will foster rich and lively conversation. At any rate, that's my aim.