Monday Morning


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I’ve always noticed stonecutter markings whenever I travel to Europe and I tend to look for them when I’m looking at some historical building.  I saw them in Heidelberg and I found some on my Notre Dame.  They kinda cool to find them if you know what you’re looking for.  I find it kinda sorta fun to see if I can find them and maybe that’s just weird to me.

I’ve been cutting some of these landscape blocks with modern tools and all that I can say is “Damn!!!!  How did they mange to do that so well?”  I suppose a lifetime of working with stone is the answer.  That and time and patience.  I get maybe one stone cut in three just OK by my standards and I know the stone mason masters would have sent my honey back to the quarries if they saw how my cuts came out.