YouTube can be a convenient medium if you are looking for something… like how a pointing machine actually works. That's how I came across a video by sculptor Jason Arkles (The Sculptor’s Funeral): ‘How to use a pointing machine for carving marble’.
In it, he explains step by step how to use this tool. Because I already posted a blog post about pointing machines several times before on this sculptor's blog, and because this is one of the most used search terms on this blog, I thought of including this video in a separate post.
Jason explains how this 'machine', which is actually a lot more like a measuring tool, works, how to make a wooden cross yourself and how to take the first measurements. To my pleasure, he also discovered my photos on Wikipedia (see opposite) and used them in his video.
I asked Jason for his permission via email, so here it is below: the aforementioned video.