Stonemasonry or stonecraft is the creation of buildings, structures, and sculpture using stone as the primary material. It is one of the oldest activities and professions in human history.
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Tools of the Trade
What Stone Masons Love About Their Trade
New challenges every day.
Using big cool tools.
It's a great lifestyle.
Not Customer Facing
Variety of Tools
Not Hard on Body
Are able to work up within their small teams.
Very low startup cost and high likelihood of success.
There are specializations within the trade.
Pride in my work is very important to me and that's one of the main things that drew me to this trade. I like my work will stand forever. It will outlast me by a long time and I'm very proud of that. Good pay too. Nice pace of work.
This trade is good, honest work and also very self satisfying as you work and build with your hands. When your workday is over you have the feeling of accomplishment!
I build things with my hands that will last forever and that is pretty cool. This is great work to support a family, and its not overly stressful. I get to see some cool places too.
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