Hand Stonecutter

Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stones.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Stonecutters do?

Cuts, shapes, and finishes rough blocks of building or monumental stone according to diagrams or patterns: Traces around pattern or transfers dimensions from diagrams to stone, using rule, straightedge, compass, square, and chalk or scriber. Selects surfacing tools according to finish specified or step in finishing process. Chips fragments of stone away from marks on stone, working surface of stone down to specified finish. Verifies progress of finishing to ensure adherence to specifications, using straightedge, level, plumb, and square. May dress surface of stone with bushhammer. May cut decorative designs in stone surface. May cut moldings or grooves in stone that cannot be reached by machine. May drill holes in stone. May be designated according to product as Building Stonecutter; Curbing Stonecutter; Monument Stonecutter.

Should I be a Hand Stonecutter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Building Stonecutter, Curbing Stonecutter, Hand Stonecutter Apprentice, Monument Stonecutter, Stone Cutter See More

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