My house is over 130 years old and the cement bonding the stone is
finished with an effect that I can't find any info on. The cement
between the stone is raised out and then finished almost perfectly
square. I need to repair a stone column at the end of the driveway and
want to recreate that effect but I can't find a tool to do it. I'm
thinking I could probably cut a square notch out of a piece of
aluminum and run that along the raised joints to simulate the look but
I'd appreciate it if anyone could tell me if they know what I'm
talking about and if there is a proper tool for doing this?
Many masons make many of their own tools for special finishes or treatments.
Steel pallet banding is often bent and stuck on a stick to scratch faux brick
into stucco or used to make similar relief designs.
Experiment with homemade tools and you will probably find something you can use
that works best for you.
I am not familiar with a square struck mortar. It is more normal to see
a rounded joint. Here is a source for a jointer for makeing the rounded
the one at
might give you some ideas for making one for the square joints.
Hope this might help.
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