Friday, February 23, 2018

Culvert Cairn

For anyone who uses a stone saw quite sparingly I think this video is still worth watching. The finished piece of Goldsworty’s is stunning, however I can’t help but think many of us would have preferred to see it created in a more time honoured way by craftsmen using hammers and chisels a lot more than is shown here. I’m less interested in seeing all the dust of machinery doing the work (music is cleverly dubbed over the screeching noise ) and much more curious about the process wherby skilled masons used merely hand tools to build the many many incredible stone culverts all over America and Europe in the past.

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