Template ProductionTypes of Templates used in StonemasonryStonemasonry Department 2012
Joint and Reverse TemplatesJoint Templates are applied to the jointof a stone when running a straightthrough mould. Care must be taken toensure that both the top and side of thetemplate are correctly aligned with thetop bed and face/joint of the stone.Reverse Templates are used to checkthe accuracy of return moulds where ajoint template cannot be held againstthe mould profile. They are oftenproduced in conjunction with the jointtemplate.
Face and Bed TemplatesFace templates are applied to the faceof a stone and often do not contain amoulding. Arch stones are goodexamples of stones which require a facetemplate as are pediments and tracerywork.Bed Templates are used to markmouldings to the top and bottom bedsof a stone. Common examples ofstones which require bed templates arecolumns, cope stones and stone slabs.
Cover and Wrap Round TemplatesCover Templates are applied to thejoint of a stone when running a straightthrough mould that is covered at eitherside by an ashlar stop (or equivelant).The main purpose of this template is tocommunicate to the stonemason thatthe mould is not run through the lengthof the stone.Wrap Around Templates are templateswhich are designed to be applied on acurved surface.
Raking/Stretch TemplateRaking/Stretch Templates are used when a mould is applied to a raking joint.This means that the mould becomes stretched and the template required doesnot match the original joint template. Your course tutor will offer examples ofhow to stretch basic moulds.
Developed by The Stonemasonry DepartmentCity of Glasgow College2012