Hand tooled stone masonry
Using hand tooling techniques on stone is something that connects us to the past. Yet the art of traditional hand tooling of stone masonry thrives today. It’s been said that, despite its advances, technology still cannot match the stone mason’s craft which continues to be one of hand, eye and experience. The hand tooling process continues to be an intricate physical activity. One that requires high levels of skill combined with plenty of patience!
When working on conservation and restoration projects or listed buildings, it’s often necessary to hand tool stone work using traditional methods. That enables us to recreate the original look and style of the existing stonework. But hand tooling isn’t only restricted to use on old buildings. Designs for new stone masonry can incorporate in hand tooled detail to create an amazing look too.