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The Art of the Stonemason, 2021 Edition

The Art of the Stonemason, 2021 Edition

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Author Ian Cramb was a fifth-generation stonemason who relied on traditional methods to create and restore beautiful stone structures. In this do-it-yourself manual for homeowners, masonry contractors, and restoration specialists, Cramb drew on his fifty years of life experience in the craft to cover restoration techniques for historic structures in the U.S. and Britain. The book covers various types of stone, stone-cutting, and traditional mortar mixes for walls, foundations, and buildings.

Author: Ian Cramb
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Published: 07/01/2021
Pages: 184
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.93w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9780811739801

About the Author
Ian Cramb began his apprenticeship at age fourteen in Scotland, became Master Stonemason in the 1950s and restored the monastic buildings at Iona Abbey. He moved to the U.S. in the late '50s and set stone on the U.S. Capitol. He lived in Bangor, Pennsylvania. Cramb died in 2013.

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