What does a Stone Cutter and Carver, Manufacturing do?
Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.
- Carve designs or figures in full or bas relief on stone, employing knowledge of stone carving techniques and sense of artistry to produce carvings consistent with designers' plans.
- Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.
- Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.
- Study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.
- Drill holes and cut or carve moldings and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns.
- Shape, trim, or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
- Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine sequence of use.
- Move fingers over surfaces of carvings to ensure smoothness of finish.
- Carve rough designs freehand or by chipping along marks on stone, using mallets and chisels or pneumatic tools.
- Guide nozzles over stone, following stencil outlines, or chip along marks to create designs or to work surfaces down to specified finishes.
- Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
- Smooth surfaces of carvings, using rubbing stones.
- Remove or add stencils during blasting to create differing cut depths, intricate designs, or rough, pitted finishes.
- Copy drawings on rough clay or plaster models.
- Load sandblasting equipment with abrasives, attach nozzles to hoses, and turn valves to admit compressed air and activate jets.
- Dress stone surfaces, using bushhammers.