Practical Stone Masonry [NOOK Book]

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Practical Stone Masonry is the first major book in nearly seventy years on the craft of the stonemason. Today the work of the stonemason is almost exclusively confined to the repair of historic buildings, requiring a full working knowledge of the detailed traditional craft practices relating to repairs. This book addresses that need. It covers the basic methods of working stone, the making of specialized tools, and, for the first time, a full analysis of the procedures for setting-out for repairs. A broad ...

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Practical Stone Masonry

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Overview

Practical Stone Masonry is the first major book in nearly seventy years on the craft of the stonemason. Today the work of the stonemason is almost exclusively confined to the repair of historic buildings, requiring a full working knowledge of the detailed traditional craft practices relating to repairs. This book addresses that need. It covers the basic methods of working stone, the making of specialized tools, and, for the first time, a full analysis of the procedures for setting-out for repairs. A broad description of the nature and problems of stone also includes guidance on selection. In addition, the authors look at the causes of decay in stone and outline methods for repair of both stone and mortar. "Practical Stone Masonry" contains essential advice for working masons and apprentices, and all those engaged in planning and supervising such works. It includes: the basic methods of working stone; how to make specialized tools; the procedures for setting-out for repairs explained; and, the nature and problems of stone plus a guide to selection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317762492
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,259,157
  • File size: 7 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction: A brief history of the trade. Part 1 Stone: outline of geology
outline of testing methods
summary of stone types and uses, and incompatibility. Part 2 Quarrying: outline of traditional methods and acceptable modern methods
granite, sandstone, marble, limestone, stone slates. Part 3 Tools and equipment: traditional hand tools, with care and repair
making of obsolete tools
pneumatic tools
banker shop lifting tackle
lighting. Part 4 Machinery: Frame saws and primary circular saws
profile saws
planers
secondary saws
advantages and disadvantages of using machines. Part 5 Working stone: Detailed description, from squaring-up to tracery
basic carving techniques, especially in relation to associated masonry
note on outline of training programme for apprentices. Part 6 Setting out: Basic principles of accuracy—drawings, materials and equipment
geometrical construction of figures—right angles, very simple trigonometry
applications of setting-out to the repair of old buildings
methods—from blank paper to cutting list
making of and materials for templates
uses and limitations of photogrammetry
CAD—its possibilities and limitations in repair work, examples. Part 7 Fixing: cutting-out—hoisting, minor repairs, major repairs
careful demolition for re-use
mortars—theory and practice
cleaning
plastic repairs
SPAB approach. Part 8 Supervision (of repairs): the philosophy of replacement, and the need for the whole team to agree and understand
where to stop when replacing
acceptable limits of good and bad work
what to expectand what to look for.
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