Examining the Working Tools

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Examining the Working Tools by Rick Carver

As Freemasons advance through the three degrees, they are shown representations of the Working Tools of Operative Masonry that are metaphorically explained as it being representative of something a Mason should
do and be in daily life. As Speculative Masons, few of us have an opportunity to apply the Working Tools to actual stone, and we miss an opportunity to see the Light their Operative uses provide.

In this article, Brother Carver writes about the operative uses of the plumb, square and level, and, how their practical application gives these tools much greater utility to the Speculative Mason.