Resources & Links

These are resources which various members have used. These companies are not related to the Stonecarvers Guild, with the exception of those noted with an asterisk*.

Stone Suppliers — Indiana Limestone

Capital Stoneworks. *
180 Shepard Ave.
Wheeling, IL 60090
phone (847) 873-0298
Indiana limestone S6S and landscape stone

Clear Creek Stone Co. *
Bloomington Indiana
phone 812-824-7050
fax 812-824-7051
Reasonably priced buff limestone, Blocks or S6S.

Ranier DeVido Stone & Marble Co. *
2619 New Butler Rd., Rte. 422 East
New Castle Pa.

B G Hoadley Quarries
Bloomington, Indiana
Fax: 812-332-6085
Quality gray stone.

Independent Limestone Co, LLC
Bloomington, Indiana
Fax: 812-824-7405
Buff stone, quarry blocks only.

Indiana Limestone Company
Bedford Indiana
Fax: 812-279-8972
Quality buff stone, specify PM&B buff.

Indiana Limestone Institute
Stone City Bank Bldg Suite 400
Bedford, IN 47421
List of stone mills around the country, provides specifications.

Stone Suppliers — Marble

Gawet Marble and Granite
Center Rutland
Many varieties of marble S6S.

The Marble Institute of America
Info on marble and suppliers, stone maintenance and cleaning info.

Stone Suppliers — Texas Limestone


Continental Cut Stone
Florence TX
Quarries Lueders Limestone. Full line production mill, milling most of the Texas stones as well as Indiana Limestone.

Leander Cut Stone
Liberty Hill, TX
Quarry Cordova Crème, and Shell, and a milling operation.

Texas Cut Stone
Liberty Hill, TX
Full line production mill, no quarry operation. These guys have a huge lathe.

Texas Quarries
Cedar Park TX
Quarries Cordova Crème, Texas Shell and several Lueders limestones. A full line production mill.

Garden City, TX
Quarry source for Cedar Hill Cream and pink, Hadrian and Permian Sea Coral. Also mills and produces tile.

Tools — Italian

Gino Cuturi
Off Mecc. S.R.L.
Zona Industriale Apuana Via Degli Oliveti 15
POBox 32
54100 Massa
Phone (0585) 83123213
Fax(0585) 831231
Telex 500047 Pasmas /
(Air hammers, rifflers, chisels etc. English speaking)

Luciano Baicchi
Officina Meccanica Produzione Abrasivi
Via Pisa 8
54033 Fossola
Carrara, Italia
Phone 0585/841541
Fax 0585/84047
Telex 501198 Bai Luc /
(Air hammers, chisels, and other stone working supplies. No English)

Milani Utensili
Via G. Verga, 6
55045 Pietrasanta (LU)
Tel and Fax: +39 584 742-696 (Italian speaking only)
55045 Pietrasanta (Lucca)
(Makes chisels and pointing machines)

Tabula Rasa
Viale Dello Scalo di S. Lorenzo 40
Roma 00185 Italia
fax +39-06-4456760
(Italian tools and air hammers, will do mail order.)

Tools — American

Southwest Stoneworks *
PO Box 248
Dixon, NM 87527
(505) 579-9179
(575) 770-4368

Trow & Holden Tools *
Barre, Vermont
Manufactures pneumatic hammers and chisels. Good selection of carbide tools.

Elberton GA
Pneumatic and hand tools, abrasives, Lithochrome, stone handling equipment.

Blue Bonnet Tool Co.
Dallas, TX
Extensive catalogue.

Braxton Bragg
Stone working tools, work benches.

Bybee Stone Tools
6525 W Maple Grove Rd.
Ellettsville, IN 47429
(812) 876-3058
Chisels and other stone working tools

The Compleat Sculptor
90 Van Dam St.
New York, NY 10013
Tel. (800) 9-SCULPT
Fax. (212)243-6374

Eastern Marble Supply
Scotch Plains, NJ
Distributes Trow & Holden Tools and all sorts of stoneworking and polishing supplies.

Granite City Tool – MN
247 28th Ave S
Waite Park, MN 56387

Granite City Tool Co.
Barre, VT
Much the same as Bicknell. Carries diamond hand pads in grits from 50 to 3500.

Material Concepts
11620 Caroline Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Large sheets of .020″ Template plastic

Ty Mathews
The Stone City Forge
3748 Pinhook Road, Bedford 47421
Very good blacksmith, hand forged tools.

Wenzco Supply
(800) 346-78057
(Used shop equipment and tools, including used air hammers and carboff rubbing paper to do tracing of lettering.)

Gibson Tools
2023 58th Avenue Cir E
Bradenton, Florida 34203
Tel: 941 3061028
(English, Scottish, Italian and other stoneworking tools


Il Mestiere del Marmista (The Marble Worker’s Craft)
Gabriele Rovai
Officina Michelangelo
Pietrasanta, Italy, 1999
In Italian & English, on the traditional techniques and training of Italian marble carvers.

Pugin’s Gothic Ornament
The Classic Sourcebook of Decorative Motifs
Augustus Charles Pugin, 1831
Reprinted by Dover Books, 1987
ISBN 0-486-25500-X

The Stone Carvers
Master Craftsmen of Washington National Cathedral
Marjorie Hunt
Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999
ISBN 1-56098-829-0

Stonemasonry Detailing
Roy Pepperell
Attic Booktool, England, 1990
ISBN 0-948083-13-1
A textbook on stone cutting and masonry.