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.

https://vimeo.com/96944998?ref=em-share

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