Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers

Duties and tasks

  • Driving wedges into quarried stone to break it into slabs or blocks
  • Selecting and grading slabs and blocks of granite, marble, and other stone
  • Cutting, shaping and finishing building and monumental stone such as granite or marble using hand tools or hand-held power tools
  • Making patterns and marking shapes on stone for subsequent sawing, planing, drilling and other dressing and cutting operations
  • Cutting and carving characters, figures or designs on stone blocks used for monuments or memorials
  • Setting stone in the erection of monuments and memorials
  • Repairing and replacing stonework on old buildings, churches and monuments

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