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bytor 02-16-2012 06:48 PM

New One.
 
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Mix of Corinthian and Van Tassel granite's, and our local granitic gneiss. The slabs are 10 footers, locally quarried then shipped to and from Quebec for sawing and flaming.

CrpntrFrk 02-16-2012 07:03 PM

So frikn awesome!!:thumbup:

I really like the corners. They are so crisp it is almost as if they have some sort of corner bead on them.

Very very nice!!:thumbsup:

artisanstone 02-16-2012 07:07 PM

Very nice. Corinthian and Van Tassel are from New York, correct? The veneer thickness seems on the thin side, like 3". I'm just curious on what's out there, we don't see much New England stone, except bluestone and PA fieldstone.

artisanstone 02-16-2012 07:09 PM

Just noticed the elliptical arch. How about a full frontal shot?:w00t::w00t:

denver 2 02-16-2012 07:18 PM

Hat's Off. Your work is truly a work of Art. Post more pictures if you get the chance.

tgeb 02-16-2012 07:59 PM

When I clicked on this thread and the page loaded......

I actually said out-loud, "Wow, that looks great."

Hell of a nice job!

JBM 02-16-2012 08:06 PM

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I love it!

dom-mas 02-16-2012 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bytor (Post 1424243)
Mix of Corinthian and Van Tassel granite's, and our local granitic gneiss. The slabs are 10 footers, locally quarried then shipped to and from Quebec for sawing and flaming.


Where in Quebec? Bebe? Owen Sound is a lot closer

bytor 02-17-2012 04:15 AM

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Originally Posted by artisanstone (Post 1424271)
Corinthian and Van Tassel are from New York, correct? The veneer thickness seems on the thin side, like 3".

Yes from New York...most of the 'raw' stone is in the 4-4 1/2" range, finished thickness of course depends on the amount of pitching/facing one does.
The mantel stone is 7" thick and the 'caps' for the columns below are 4".... just for reference...

bytor 02-17-2012 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by dom-mas (Post 1424390)
Where in Quebec? Bebe? Owen Sound is a lot closer

Actually I'm not sure... We got the stone from Van Dyk Natural Stone in Huntsville... they had already done the shipping/sawing, which seems to be their preferred m.o. for the bigger slabs these days, rather than hand splitting.

bytor 02-17-2012 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by artisanstone (Post 1424275)
Just noticed the elliptical arch. How about a full frontal shot?:w00t::w00t:

Best I can do for now... will try for a better one today...

Resta 02-17-2012 06:03 AM

Looks brilliant:thumbsup:
I guess you sleep well...

dom-mas 02-17-2012 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by bytor (Post 1424802)
Actually I'm not sure... We got the stone from Van Dyk Natural Stone in Huntsville... they had already done the shipping/sawing, which seems to be their preferred m.o. for the bigger slabs these days, rather than hand splitting.


I see

jb4211 02-17-2012 09:11 AM

That ranks up there with one of the nicest things I've ever seen. Amazing work!!

ohiohomedoctor 02-17-2012 09:15 AM

You are an amazing craftsmen. That looks like 100k too me.

stonecutter 02-17-2012 01:45 PM

Sharp..the buttress columns look very cool!

6stringmason 02-17-2012 03:26 PM

Very nice!!

bytor 02-17-2012 05:38 PM

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bytor 02-17-2012 05:40 PM

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Progress photos 2;

bytor 02-17-2012 05:41 PM

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Progress photos 3;

CJKarl 02-17-2012 07:42 PM

That arch! That mantel!

bytor 02-19-2012 07:10 AM

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Some shots of the completed fireplace... a few touch-ups to go... a little spot cleaning here and there, some flaming on the mantel, washing the firebox etc. etc...

bytor 02-19-2012 07:12 AM

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I hung a light in the firebox and thought it produced a neat effect... you can probably tell where I photo-shopped the blue extension cord out of the pic. I might have to try more of this kind of thing in the future..

ohiohomedoctor 02-19-2012 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bytor
I hung a light in the firebox and thought it produced a neat effect... you can probably tell where I photo-shopped the blue extension cord out of the pic. I might have to try more of this kind of thing in the future..

I didnt think that could get any nicer but it did. :thumbsup:

lukachuki 02-19-2012 06:01 PM

its a shame you have to light a fire in that work of art.

bytor 06-14-2012 06:17 PM

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Love the coffee table and andirons they found for this fireplace...

sunkist 06-14-2012 07:26 PM

stone mason?, shoot thats like saying that mike angelo guy paints ceiling in churches, charge um double!!!

dbrons 06-15-2012 08:14 AM

Wow, stunning job as all have said. Interesting as we can see the sharp line at the corners so you're reminding me that when I was a helper many years ago back in NJ they had this big sand box set up and they would "face" all the stones with a chisel.

I suppose I could learn how to do this, but the level of refinement you display here in this design is amazing. What a combination of massive stone and fine detail!

I like the firebox. I build quite a few herringbone boxes out here. I'm not too keen on the horizontal joint in the back though. I know why its there, because you can't change direction on a herringbone easily, but I just take them around on a curve and it does work. You get little ins and outs in the corners of the bricks but I think I prefer that to the horizontal line :)

Boy, what I would give to work with you on one of these :) Thank you for the pictures


Dave

Rock Headed 06-21-2012 08:17 AM

Beautiful work. I agree--that coffee table makes a lot of sense in that room.

brickhook 09-05-2012 07:42 AM

Great work! Icould look at your chimneys all day!

bytor 08-06-2017 06:01 AM

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I believe the word I'm looking for is... eclectic...

brickhook 08-06-2017 08:53 AM

I cant believe its been 5 years since I looked through these pictures, damn , time flies!

Bytor. You should have your work published in a book. I would proudly display it on my coffee table, You are the one guy that other professional masons look up to...

Kniggit 08-06-2017 09:42 AM

:thumbup:Us semi-pro's too


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