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Stone mason cutting in a leaf formation - SMC238

This is Colin Watson, the St Magnus Cathedral Stone Mason, starting to carve the leaf formation on a finial. This was to replace a finial that had been blown off the Cathedral during a gale.

He is cutting in the leaf formation on the finial with a mallet and chisel. Colin also explains the problems and difficulties when there are clay inclusions in the stone.

The new finial can be found mounted on the gable of the north transept chapel.

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