Monday, January 19, 2015

Shaping Stone

Matt Driscol is shaping dimensional granite yesterday with a three inch tracer. Several of us will be shaping stones again all day today.  

We are making the curved foundation stones for a small round tower, based on a fairly typical traditional Irish design. There are plenty of stones to shape before they are laid in place using a hot lime mortar. My preference was to make the tower 'dry laid' but I was outvoted by Kyle and Patrick. 

Photo and video by Nick Tomkins