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SHAPES CATALOG: THE PROCESS
HEADERS

ROWLOCKS

SOLDIERS

SPECIAL ACCENTS

STRETCHERS

WALL CAPS

ARCHES



SHAPES INFORMATION


THE MAKING OF BRICK
Let Belden Brick help your visions become a reality by allowing us to create special shape brick to suit your design needs.

Close-up of a sloped shape being cut, textured and kerfed at the die opening. Special wires cut the slope, and the sharpened knife is set at the required angle to create the texture required.

What the unfired shapes look like at the extrusion die, and a few cut to size, showing kerf marks for eventual breaking after firing.

A special bullnose stretcher that was cut from a shape box. Now the face of the shape is being hand-slicked to develop the smooth finish required to match the adjacent field brick.
Hand-drilling “Blind Holes” in the bottom of these shapes to help minimize the chance of problems in drying and firing.
Skillful “touching up” of the hand-slicking process to ensure a quality appearance.