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The Craft of Stonemasonry

Daniels, Chris

Published by Crowood Press
ISBN 10: 184797385X / ISBN 13: 9781847973856
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Title: The Craft of Stonemasonry

Publisher: Crowood Press

Binding: Hardcover

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2012. Hardcover. The craft of stonemasonry will never be a dying art. 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. Num Pages: 192 pages, 313 colour photographs. BIC Classification: TNK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 268 x 218 x 17. Weight in Grams: 890. 192 pages, 313 colour photographs. The craft of stonemasonry will never be a dying art. 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. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: TNK. Dimension: 268 x 218 x 17. Weight: 890. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781847973856

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An introduction to the world of the artist craftsman, from the basic essentials of selecting stone and developing tool skills and techniques, to producing set-work pieces of the highest quality

Techniques are explained here with an accessible but detailed approach, and supported by step-by-step photographs. Readers will learn to 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, and cut incised letters.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 within modern construction industry. The traditional stonemason holds skills and knowledge that have produced the most spectacular and beautiful structures the world has ever known.

About the Author: Chris Daniels is an advanced city and guilds stonemason and a professional accredited conservator who has worked on a wide range of historic buildings. Now a freelance architectural conservator, Chris lectures, provides training, and writes on the skills and practice of heritage conservation.

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