Archive for February, 2010
New Stone Saw for Diamond Sawn Yorkstone
New stone saw for sawing york stone blocks, the saw is made by Wells and has a 2.2 meter diamond tipped blade for making diamond sawn yorkstone. Large york stone blocks are quarried from the yorkstone quarry then placed on the stone saw. The stone saw cuts the large york stone blocks into scants or york stone slabs. The yorkstone slabs are then used for diamond sawn york stone products including diamond sawn yorkstone paving.
Making Yorkstone walling
Watch the video of yorkstone pitch faced walling being made. The york stone blocks are first cut down into york stone slabs known as scants, the scants are then placed on rollers and pushed through a machine called a cropper or block splitter. When the yorkstone slabs have been cropped to walling sizes, the pieces of york stone or ashlar are then dressed or pitched so that they have square edges and ends. This is how we make york stone pitch faced walling.