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 by using hand or hand-powered 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

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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