Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.
Move fingers over surfaces of carvings to ensure smoothness of finish.
Shape, trim, or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.
Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
Drill holes and cut or carve moldings and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns.
Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine sequence of use.
Study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.
Carve designs or figures in full or bas relief on stone, employing knowledge of stone carving techniques and sense of artistry to produce carvings consistent with designers' plans.
Carve rough designs freehand or by chipping along marks on stone, using mallets and chisels or pneumatic tools.