Complex Shaping

Complex shaping (by CNC router)

Any shape defined as a 3D drawing (e.g. using CAD, Revit, Rhino, Easystone, Alphacam or any equivalent 3D software), can be machined / produced using our state-of-the-art CNC multi-tool, multi-axis cutting machines (we use both 5-axis & 3-axis machines).

In many cases we combine a ‘first-pass’ CNC machine cutting process, with a ‘second-pass’ hand cutting, working, carving & finishing.  Indeed, every item is hand finished irrespective of the cutting process employed.   So, despite advances in machine cutting technology, the traditional craftsmanship, skill & care of hand working stone remains relevant and as important today as it ever has done.

Examples of our complex shaped objects include window surrounds, fireplaces, balusters, stooled window cills, vousoir arches, finials, ball & sockles, key-stones, stair treads, dentils, moulded string courses and v-notch carved lettering.

Complete Stonemasonry Service

We offer a full service from advisory & design, through production & manufacture, to site installation. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern production methods.

A F Jones Stonemasons

Centuries Of Expertise

A F Jones Stonemasons is a fifth generation firm, family owned and operated since 1858. Our reputation is built from centuries of proven experience.

RECENT NEWS
beckett house architectural masonry and stone conservation

Over the past 2 years we have been working for the MOD at their Defence Academy (combined services Training facility) in Shrivenham, Nr Swindon. The work has been to repair and maintain their flagship building on the site – Beckett House (Grade II Listed). We are very proud of the work delivered which is now close to completion. The work …

Castle Update

We have been building a wonderful ‘Castle’ for a Private Client for the past 2 years, near High Wycombe. Phase 1 is now completing whilst Phase 2 is ongoing and will continue into 2020. We are very proud of the achievements within this major project, including: • Circular Turrets & Towers. • Extensive arched window & door surrounds. • Extensive …

6axis Cnc Litox Gmm

Many modern stone cutting machines are 3-Axis or 5-Axis (and we have many of those!). Beyond the 5-Axis, we have now added a 6th Axis lathe which gives us the ability, for example, to carve 3-Dimensional sculptures from a single large block of stone. It also increases the efficiency with which we can produce columns and balustrades (i.e. circular profiled …

Princes Foundation

Fintan Morrison joins us for a 5-week placement as part of his Level 3 NVQ in Heritage Stonemasonry Skills. He is gaining experience on a number of different sites whilst with us. The Prince of Wales’ Building Craft Programme was established by the Prince’s Foundation in 2006 in order to preserve the skills and knowledge essential to maintaining our built …

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