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Old 12-12-2007, 09:05 PM   #1
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This is kansas limestone. Obviously part of a big project. Each piece was handcut and pitched onsite. They weighed maybe 180 lb. apiece.



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Old 12-15-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Just want to say I admire all your work.

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Post some more pics of the entire project!
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Here is a similar one done by a friend, Louis Hayn:



You can see the similarity in the stone, too.

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Another great job. It looks like it could have been the same Mason
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What kind of stone is it. (Name, quarry location) Also, is that 6" veneer thickness? That's a nice arch design, we get most of our detail ideas from looking at pictures of old work, esp. in Europe. It's kinda funny that the best work was done hundreds of years ago. Wouldn't you guys have loved to work on the cathedrals?
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It is Austin Chalk, don't know the actual quarry, but is is bound to be in Jarrell, TX.

Here is another project by Louis, these are structural arches, over 30 in all on the school. Both this and the previous won awards at the state level through the applicable masonry associations (same stone, too).


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That is sick! (in a good way). The only thing is the way those arches intersect is wrong. I mean, it gives a weave effect which is cool but the arch intersections should share common stones like the key of a groin vault. Heres another of mine, not on the same scale.

It's the top half of a fireplace. Backlighting behind brick panel. Here's the overview.

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That is friken sweet.
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Amazing guys!!.. I always admired any kind of stoned house/structure/buiding... Whenever I meet/see ones like these, I think about the great cost and time put into it, about the Rich, the Famous, the Classic, ... and lots of energy keeping them warm in winter too.
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That is friken sweet.
Ditto...I wish we had some natural stone around here in the lowcountry. It sure is a timeless material.
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where 'bouts do you live?
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It is Austin Chalk, don't know the actual quarry, but is is bound to be in Jarrell, TX.

Here is another project by Louis, these are structural arches, over 30 in all on the school. Both this and the previous won awards at the state level through the applicable masonry associations (same stone, too).


I think this is amazing. I was getting all excited and called the wife over "you gota look at this".................... She nearly vomited!
I still love it though.
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artisanstone,
That is a work of art! Not everyone realizes how hard it is to keep a balance from side to side with irregular size, & especially with big stone. The overall look is also killer!
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