August 31, 2017

Today we went to Skpton to get ready for a commission we've been asked to do for the Woodland Trust. We've been asked to carve a poem around this large seating area.

So seeming it was a nice day we took up some of our scaffold tower to the seating area just in case...

July 26, 2017

We were asked by our good friend Alan McEwen from Dandelion Stone Troughs if we could make a table top in the form of a millstone. This would be for a customer of theirs that was opening a micro pub called 'THE ALE STONE'! This was going to be a challenging one because...

November 8, 2016

Your probably thinking how can a Yorkshire rose repair a fireplace? Well i'm about to tell you.

We had a customer come to us about a problem with their Inglenook fireplace. The Problem was a bowl shaped hole in the top right hand corner of the stone work, which was prob...

November 8, 2016

“Swales in the Dales created a carved stone to be placed within the Mother Shipton’s Cave park in Knaresborough. This creates added interest for visitors and looks great! The service was professional and prompt and a continued business relationship has been establishe...

October 21, 2016

Today October 21st 2016 I finished the carving of a house name for my good friends Alan and Christine McEwen from Dandelion Stone Troughs.

Please visit their website its www.dandelionstonetroughs.co.uk  

One of their customers bought an old stone grindstone which wa...

October 19, 2016

Today Wednesday October 19th 2016 I completed the carving on the huge lump of Yorkshire stone up at Bracken Ghyll Golf Club, Addingham, West Yorkshire.

This Stone is around 4ft x 3ft in size and will be going on the footpath going up to the first hole on the golf c...

October 19, 2016

My Daddy is very good at carving and he works very hard even when he is poorly with his illness. Daddy does amazing work for his customers and makes signs for their houses.

It makes  me feel happy when I see my Daddys work and i like to go down to his workshop and watch...

August 29, 2016

Quite often, people ask us about what we do and our trade, so here are some answers to those frequently asked questions…

What is stone masonry? In a nutshell, a stone mason is a person who takes lumps of rock and makes them into something useful or beautiful – or both!...

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