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Craft of Stonemasonry

By Chris Daniels

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ISBN: 9781847973856
PUBLISHED: 21/09/2012
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 313 colour photographs

The craft of stonemasonry will never be a dying art; the skilled use of hand tools to create or repair masonry structures will always be essential and sits well with our modern construction industry. The traditional stonemason holds skills and knowledge that have produced the most spectacular and beautiful structures the world has ever known. This book introduces the world of the artist craftsman, from the basic essentials of selecting stone, developing tool skills and techniques, to producing set-work pieces of the highest quality to become part of the built heritage.

Techniques are explained with an accessible but detailed approach, and supported by step-by-step photographs:

  • Turn a boulder into a perfect cube
  • Make a voussoir for an arch
  • Produce a tracery quatrefoil
  • Carve a stunning sphere
  • Repair an ashlar wall
  • Cut incised letters

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" Lavishly illustrated and written with passion and enthusiasm, and a healthy dose of the author's views and opinions, this volume will be of great interest to those who are either considering training in the craft of stonemasonry or starting to develop their craft skills in stone. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Journal of Architectural Conservation

" Chris's book could prove a useful aide memoir to students but would also be a benefit to those working alongside stonemasons, who want a better understanding of a mason's considerations when working stone. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Natural Stone Specialist

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