When you hear the term 'stonemason', you probably think of a person from hundreds of years ago working with stone for days and days to create statues and other pieces with a hammer and chisel. The stonemasons of the twenty-first century however are a little different, with the help of modern machinery and technology to do a lot of the big tasks, but that doesn't mean a stonemason isn't still an important job. So, what do they do exactly?
Stonemasons, by definition, work with stone to create a variety of different things. From kitchen bench tops to statues to floor tiles and everything in between, a stonemason uses large tools to cut and polish materials and small tools to create intricate detailing and carvings.
Not many people are aware of this, but there are actually 3 kinds of stonemason:
There are a variety of tasks involved in this job role that many people are unaware of, here's a list of just a few tasks:
The qualifications to become a stonemason depend on your location, however, you generally have to attend TAFE, a trade college or complete an apprenticeship. If you are located in Queensland, take a look at the QBCC website to find out more.
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