Stone masonry as a profession has been existed since humans started using and making tools. Therefore, there has been a long history of stone masonry where the masons have been responsible for creating the most popular buildings and icons.

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Types of stonemasonry\"\"

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  1. Banker masons
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These type of masons are those who are generally found in workshops. They cut, shape and carve the stones by using different tools. They work to briefs from other designers and builders to make the stones as per the required and desired shapes and sizes.

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  1. Fixer masons
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Fixer masons are those masons who travel to places for placing the stones for buildings by following the blue prints. They are also involved in the process of repairing and restoring the stones. However, their main specialization is fixing the heavy stone permanently into structures which may be a dangerous task in nature.

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  1. Memorial masons
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Memorial masons are those people who carve into stone things like headstones, statues, gravestones, memorials and plaques. These masons are commonly used by the local government and councils, crematoriums and funeral parlors to incorporate messages and words.

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Essential skills

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For beings a stone mason, it is important to have the following skills to excel on the job;

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  1. Being good with hands
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To have skill of working finely with your hands is something that must be the main skill required by any stone mason. This requires using and working with different types of tools according to their power levels on various types of rocks and stones as per their material. Stone masons have to have excellent coordination and a soft touch when working with stones.

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  1. Creativity
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Creativity should be the ultimate aim of a stone mason Melbourne. He should have a creative mind and an artistic eye in order to draw important and different designs. They should also be able to read and understand the technical blue prints and the instructions that come with it. 

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  1. Demanding work
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Since being a stone mason requires a lot of physical work due to the nature of its job, one should be physically fit and strong. The job requires a mason to carry and lift heavy objects which also requires the worker to spend time and work outdoors. Whether its summers or winters, they have to work throughout the year and mainly have to work in outdoor areas.

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  1. Responsible approach
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Masons require to work with teams and while their nature of job is very demanding, it is also very dangerous as well. It is due to this, health and safety regulations must be taken into account and should be strictly followed by every worker.