A baldachin for St. John's Cathedral

Where the ornaments should go are now still cubes

the stonemason has done a great job. Where the ornaments should go are now still cubes

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While I'm waiting for the stone for the Falcon from Franeker to arrive, the other work, in the meantime, just goes on. Right now I'm working on a sandstone baldachin for St. John's Cathedral in 's-Hertogenbosch. A baldachin is a type of canopy under which the statue of a saint is supposed to stand. …Read the whole article…

South Portal of St. Stephen's Church: scaffolding removed

20 trefoils, 20 crockets, 7 consoles and three capitals of the southern portal of the Stevenskerk

The South Portal of St. Stephen's Church has now gotten its scaffolding removed, and it's become a real sight to behold. …Read the whole article…

Patching up and replacing new blocks

Stevenskerk jointing 2

On a scaffolding often means working in quite tight corners

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'Patching up’ was originally a fishing term for repairing fishing nets, from a time when these still had to be painfully repaired by manual labour with a spool of wire. Nowadays the term is used in all sorts of professions as designation for the re-filling of holes in work previously done. …Read the whole article…

Disassembling tuffstone with a concrete chainsaw

Stide lifting a block that has been cut loose from the wall

Stide lifting a block that has been cut loose from the wall

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Today my colleague Stide and I were in Nijmegen again. We are presently replacing a number of ornaments on the South Portal of St. Stephen's Church all of them (20 trefoils, 7 consoles, 20 crockets and 3 capitals), and right now we're arriving at the removal of the last blocks. …Read the whole article…

Seven consoles for the South Portal

console zuiderportaal1

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The consoles for the south portal the Stevens Church Nijmegen are now finished. There are seven of them, and they are all different. The trefoils and the crockets are almost ready as well. …Read the whole article…

Corbels for St Stephen's Church

old weathered consoles and lace flowers

the wires are against the pigeons

After another period filled with carving all kinds of sculpture for third parties, my colleague Stide Vos and I got to carve a whole batch of sculpted ornaments for St. Stephen's Church in Nijmegen in Nijmegen. I took up the corbels. …Read the whole article…