Thursday, November 10, 2016
I pulled off all of the old stonework and started over. This time in the right direction.
I thought I would go through it step by step with you.
It is really pretty simple, once you know the steps.
I don't measure. I just do approximately one inch strips.
I am going to make the outside of the conservatory match the outside of the music room tower.
I cut the stones as I go, so it is slow going. That's just the way I prefer to do it. It is the way that real stone masons would do it. That way I get a random look to the courses of stones.
The third and fourth photos show you how I mark the stones to make them match the previous course of stones.
Now go up and look at the third photo. The last three stones had to be trimmed and cut. The first one had to have a jog cut in it to match the step down on the stone below it. Then a cut on the side that matched the middle of the row below. Then a short stone to finish the row... The last photo shows how this looks after the course is finished.
I am going to try to get all of the stones in place today. Tomorrow or the next day I will show you how to give the stones a more realistic shape. When that is done, I will show you how to paint the stone. This could take a few days. Hang in there.
See you tomorrow for the next step...