Here, we carved a recess in the stone to receive the cast iron rosette you see to the right of the carving hammer. Just a little detail that adds a little character to the project.

Here, we carved a recess in the stone to receive the cast iron rosette you see to the right of the carving hammer. Just a little detail that adds a little character to the project.

 The rosettes were used as large washers with carriage bolts to hold the stone to the steel frame.

The rosettes were used as large washers with carriage bolts to hold the stone to the steel frame.

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 I hated to cut this antique fountain base but the customer wanted to hide the pump and all the plumbing. The base seemed to be the only hiding place but once the basin was sitting on top there would be no access to the valves and pump. So I cut a door into the side.

I hated to cut this antique fountain base but the customer wanted to hide the pump and all the plumbing. The base seemed to be the only hiding place but once the basin was sitting on top there would be no access to the valves and pump. So I cut a door into the side.

 Door open.

Door open.

 Door closed

Door closed

 A peek inside the fountain base at the adjustable valves. Later a pump, filter and drain pipes were added.

A peek inside the fountain base at the adjustable valves. Later a pump, filter and drain pipes were added.

Bluestone Compass in a Brick Patio
Bluestone Compass in a Brick Patio

The compass is pointing to true North.

Skylights in a Stone Arch over a Fountian
Skylights in a Stone Arch over a Fountian

Every other stone was left out in the top of this stone arch to allow a little sunlight onto the fountain.

Lead Anchor in Coping (old)
Lead Anchor in Coping (old)

The coping around an old patio had lead anchors at each joint. When I rebuilt the patio with new stone the customer requested we keep the detail of the lead anchors, It is a nice little detail that adds character to the project. (See next photo)

I really like the patina of the old sone and the aged joints but the rest of the patio was in real bad condition so it all had to go.

 I really like the detail of the lead "bow tie" anchors tying all of the coping stones together. I have never seen this before. I hope to incorporate it into another project someday.

I really like the detail of the lead "bow tie" anchors tying all of the coping stones together. I have never seen this before. I hope to incorporate it into another project someday.

Concrete Fountain Base in a Fountain Pool
Concrete Fountain Base in a Fountain Pool
Concrete Fountain Base
Concrete Fountain Base
Brick and Stone Detail on a Terrace Sitting Wall
Brick and Stone Detail on a Terrace Sitting Wall
Limestone Corner Bench in a Sunken Garden
Limestone Corner Bench in a Sunken Garden
Layout for a Labrynth Path
Layout for a Labrynth Path
Labrynth Path before the Lawn was Installed
Labrynth Path before the Lawn was Installed
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Secret Tic Tac Toe Game in a Garden Wall
Secret Tic Tac Toe Game in a Garden Wall
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Stone Skimmer Cover
Stone Skimmer Cover

This swimming pool skimmer cover is made of the same stone as the patio, it practically dissapears into the patio itself.

Date of Construction Carved into Stone Bridge Coping
Date of Construction Carved into Stone Bridge Coping
Date of Construction Carved Into Limestone Brick In Column of a Garden Wall
Date of Construction Carved Into Limestone Brick In Column of a Garden Wall
Slate Scupper Through a Limestone Sitting Wall
Slate Scupper Through a Limestone Sitting Wall
Form for a Concrete Fountain Base
Form for a Concrete Fountain Base
Concrete Fountain Base
Concrete Fountain Base

This fountain base is made of concrete with black color and black "Trap Rock" it resembles weathered black granite. See next photo.

Weathered Black Granite Fountain Base
Weathered Black Granite Fountain Base

This concrete fountain base looks like weathered black granite and was made to be just a little larger than the feet of the fountain.

Rustic Stone Table and Benches
Rustic Stone Table and Benches
Pointed Stone Colmmn Cap on a Brick and Stone Entry Column
Pointed Stone Colmmn Cap on a Brick and Stone Entry Column
Swirley Post!
Swirley Post!

A voluted curb made from crushed red granite concrete.

Handprints in Red Granite
Handprints in Red Granite

Amazing fossile, a childs handprint in granite.

Must be millions of years old!

 Here, we carved a recess in the stone to receive the cast iron rosette you see to the right of the carving hammer. Just a little detail that adds a little character to the project.
 The rosettes were used as large washers with carriage bolts to hold the stone to the steel frame.
IMG_7161.JPG
 I hated to cut this antique fountain base but the customer wanted to hide the pump and all the plumbing. The base seemed to be the only hiding place but once the basin was sitting on top there would be no access to the valves and pump. So I cut a door into the side.
 Door open.
 Door closed
 A peek inside the fountain base at the adjustable valves. Later a pump, filter and drain pipes were added.
Bluestone Compass in a Brick Patio
Skylights in a Stone Arch over a Fountian
Lead Anchor in Coping (old)
 I really like the detail of the lead "bow tie" anchors tying all of the coping stones together. I have never seen this before. I hope to incorporate it into another project someday.
Concrete Fountain Base in a Fountain Pool
Concrete Fountain Base
Brick and Stone Detail on a Terrace Sitting Wall
Limestone Corner Bench in a Sunken Garden
Layout for a Labrynth Path
Labrynth Path before the Lawn was Installed
004.jpg
Secret Tic Tac Toe Game in a Garden Wall
lc.JPG
Picture 050.jpg
Stone Skimmer Cover
Date of Construction Carved into Stone Bridge Coping
Date of Construction Carved Into Limestone Brick In Column of a Garden Wall
Slate Scupper Through a Limestone Sitting Wall
Form for a Concrete Fountain Base
Concrete Fountain Base
Weathered Black Granite Fountain Base
Rustic Stone Table and Benches
Pointed Stone Colmmn Cap on a Brick and Stone Entry Column
Swirley Post!
Handprints in Red Granite

Here, we carved a recess in the stone to receive the cast iron rosette you see to the right of the carving hammer. Just a little detail that adds a little character to the project.

The rosettes were used as large washers with carriage bolts to hold the stone to the steel frame.

I hated to cut this antique fountain base but the customer wanted to hide the pump and all the plumbing. The base seemed to be the only hiding place but once the basin was sitting on top there would be no access to the valves and pump. So I cut a door into the side.

Door open.

Door closed

A peek inside the fountain base at the adjustable valves. Later a pump, filter and drain pipes were added.

Bluestone Compass in a Brick Patio

The compass is pointing to true North.

Skylights in a Stone Arch over a Fountian

Every other stone was left out in the top of this stone arch to allow a little sunlight onto the fountain.

Lead Anchor in Coping (old)

The coping around an old patio had lead anchors at each joint. When I rebuilt the patio with new stone the customer requested we keep the detail of the lead anchors, It is a nice little detail that adds character to the project. (See next photo)

I really like the patina of the old sone and the aged joints but the rest of the patio was in real bad condition so it all had to go.

I really like the detail of the lead "bow tie" anchors tying all of the coping stones together. I have never seen this before. I hope to incorporate it into another project someday.

Concrete Fountain Base in a Fountain Pool
Concrete Fountain Base
Brick and Stone Detail on a Terrace Sitting Wall
Limestone Corner Bench in a Sunken Garden
Layout for a Labrynth Path
Labrynth Path before the Lawn was Installed
Secret Tic Tac Toe Game in a Garden Wall
Stone Skimmer Cover

This swimming pool skimmer cover is made of the same stone as the patio, it practically dissapears into the patio itself.

Date of Construction Carved into Stone Bridge Coping
Date of Construction Carved Into Limestone Brick In Column of a Garden Wall
Slate Scupper Through a Limestone Sitting Wall
Form for a Concrete Fountain Base
Concrete Fountain Base

This fountain base is made of concrete with black color and black "Trap Rock" it resembles weathered black granite. See next photo.

Weathered Black Granite Fountain Base

This concrete fountain base looks like weathered black granite and was made to be just a little larger than the feet of the fountain.

Rustic Stone Table and Benches
Pointed Stone Colmmn Cap on a Brick and Stone Entry Column
Swirley Post!

A voluted curb made from crushed red granite concrete.

Handprints in Red Granite

Amazing fossile, a childs handprint in granite.

Must be millions of years old!

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