Yes the relief is palpable.  Looking to the future.

Yes the relief is palpable. Looking to the future.

They did it!  Now officially and legally owners of a forklift licence.  Now THAT was a lot of rigmarole and red tape and beauracracy at its best!

They did it! Now officially and legally owners of a forklift licence. Now THAT was a lot of rigmarole and red tape and beauracracy at its best!

A good example of how art does not have to be hanging upon the wall.  New York marble.  Imagine this backlit.  Made by @masonrymaverick

New York Marble Coffee Table Top on a Vintage Brass Base by JotomiStoneman on Etsy

Hand worked New York marble top on a vintage brass base.  Absolutely stunning top with a deep red slash, almost a bit gothic.  Made by @masonrymaverick  *SOLD*

Hand worked New York marble top on a vintage brass base. Absolutely stunning top with a deep red slash, almost a bit gothic.

No. 7 in the Staining Series.  Before and after of the attempted stain removal on marble.  Not a success story.  Basically if these were your bench top they would have to be repolished.

7 in the Staining Series. Before and after of the attempted stain removal on marble. Not a success story. Basically if these were your bench top they would have to be repolished.

No. 6 in the Staining Series.  Morning Fresh, Jif, Bicarb and Bleach were the chosen stain removers.  I let them sit for an hour.

6 in the Staining Series. Morning Fresh, Jif, Bicarb and Bleach were the chosen stain removers. I let them sit for an hour.

No. 5 in the Staining Series.  Lithostone recommended jif for cleaning stubborn stains on reconstituted stone.  It worked a treat.  You would never know it wasn't brand new.  Quite amazing.

5 in the Staining Series. Lithostone recommended jif for cleaning stubborn stains on reconstituted stone. It worked a treat. You would never know it wasn't brand new. Quite amazing.

An example of what can happen with a 45 angle crossed with house movement.  Repair can be costly and complicated, mostly all that can be done is to fill the gap, otherwise it needs to be removed and redone.

An example of what can happen with a 45 angle crossed with house movement. Repair can be costly and complicated, mostly all that can be done is to fill the gap, otherwise it needs to be removed and redone.

Good tools make for an easier, quicker job.  Drilling tap holes.

Good tools make for an easier, quicker job.

Taking photos of polished stone is a tricky business!  lol  This one is Nero Marquina marble.  Very beautiful stone with dramatic markings.

Taking photos of polished stone is a tricky business! lol This one is Nero Marquina marble. Very beautiful stone with dramatic markings.

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