Breaking Big Stones
When it comes to shaping stone correctly, using the correct tools and techniques is crucial
Not all stone breaks the same way — or the way you need it to break. You can increase your chances of shaping stone more precisely by using the right tool for the job. In this magazine extra from the June/July 2007 article, Stone Steps, learn how second-generation stonemason Cody Macfie shapes stone with a chisel and hammer. Breaking stones is more of an art than a game of chance; certain nuances can make — or break — a stone correctly.
Photos by Chris Ermides