Practical Masonry: A Textbook of Stone Cutting (5th Edition)

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Practical Masonry: A Textbook of Stone Cutting (5th Edition)

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This work has been compiled, not with the view of superseding any of the works already published dealing with the architectural or geometrical side of the stone-cutter's art, but as a means of introducing the student of Masonry to the practical work of everyday life in workshop and on the building. It has no pretensions to instruct skilled workmen, but is intended to initiate young beginners in craft into the rules and principles of good masonry. It is the result of many years' attentive observation and practical experience, acquired by the Author first as an operative stone-mason, and afterwards as a foreman mason, on some of our largest public buildings.

All the cases commonly met with are worked out, and, when the general principles applying to these are understood, their extension to any unusual question which may occur should not be difficult. The student is assumed, however, to have some knowledge of geometrical drawing and projection, which indeed is indispensable. Most of the examples given are from actual work.

Originally published in the 1900s, the 5th edition of this Practical Masonry textbook is a complete guide to the art of Stone Cutting.

Contents Covered:

  • Tools and Appliances
  • Arches and Joints
  • Masonry Details
  • Staircases
  • Circular Work: Ramp and Twist
  • Arches, Circulars on Plan
  • Skew Arch and Niches
  • Cylindrical Vaulting
  • Domes and Pendentives
  • Groined Vaulting
  • Tracery Windows
  • Gothic Mouldings
  • Grecian Mouldings
  • Roman Mouldings
  • Supplementary Matter
    • Masonry Estimating and Quantity Surveying
    • Building Stones
    • Lists of Stones: Sandstones, Limestones
    • Alabaster
    • Marbles: Foreign, British, Irish
    • Granites
    • Tables of Diameters, Circumferences, and Areas of Circles
    • Glossary of Terms used in Masonry and Stone Cutting
Format:PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages:222
Page Size:A4 (210mm × 297mm)
Download Size:18.1 MB
Product CodePRANUB4R67

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