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Post by Adrian on 6th March 2010, 2:10 pm

The most recent in the Guardians "disappearing Acts" series. Stonemasonry, like greenwood working and Blacksmithing is something that has fascinated me for years. Its sad that we are losing this wonderful craft which adds so much texture and detail to architecture.

I understand that stone masonry will also be featured in the Mastercrafts series


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Post by stephen Critchley on 23rd May 2013, 1:14 pm

Although through lack of apprenticeships in the 90's the numbers of skilled banker masons fell away, we have made a come back. Many fine young masons now work in the heritage and construction sectors and there are still quite a few like myself who concerntrate on hand carved work for all sectors.
Things are looking much better now than 10 to 15 years ago.

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Post by Mike on 1st June 2013, 1:22 pm

stephen Critchley wrote:Although through lack of apprenticeships in the 90's the numbers of skilled banker masons fell away, we have made a come back. Many fine young masons now work in the heritage and construction sectors and there are still quite a few like myself who concerntrate on hand carved work for all sectors.
Things are looking much better now than 10 to 15 years ago.

Stephen

Throughout my lifetime this has been back and forth with all of these special skills. A last minute recognition of things like that "oops, only three active thatchers left, no apprentices, so who's going to keep roofs on historic/,museum structures ten years from now. So then there's a crash program to find/fund apprentices and all is well till the crisis hits the next one of these crafts or twenty years later this one again.

A "mechanic" friend (machinist is a plant who maintains/makes replacement parts for the machines) had a lovely story about a company that was vacuum molding huge pieces (sides of buses, railroad cars, etc.). The molds hadn't been quite designed right as they deformed from air pressure when the vacuum came on. But the old head mechanic at the plant simply took a sledge to each new mold and prestresed them a bit so that they were right when in use. Did the company pay for an apprentice to learn how hard he hit them where? No, they just figured so what he's close to retirement, we'll just call him back to "consult" when the molds need to be replaced. But like many of these guys, dead six months after retirement. They could not figure out how he was fixing these molds.

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Post by stephen Critchley on 1st June 2013, 1:53 pm

This happened this morning. Someone came to me and said a well known company that makes fireplaces, British but with office in US was producing a surround for their client. It was an inch too big so they were told 12 weeks to sort it. (waiting for new one from China but didn't say that) Client has now come to me after canceling order, the changes to the original incorrect surround would have taken us about 15 minutes. They have a dozen office people but no one that could do this easy job. Good for me but crazy.
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