This section is from the book "A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction Vol2: Masonry. Carpentry. Joinery", by The Colliery Engineer Co. Also available from Amazon: A Treatise On Architecture And Building Construction.
26. Before treating of stone masonry, it is proper to consider the preliminary work of dressing the component stones in the wall. Therefore, if the architect desires to specify correctly the manner in which he wishes the stone to be finished, he should be familiar with the names and uses of the various tools used in stone cutting; and also with the technical names applied to the different sorts of finish of the stonework.