The Rough and Perfect Ashlar.

Visual representation of a man’s journey in Freemasonry and life.

Rough when joining Freemasonry as the initiate is ignorant and uncultivated and ready to be “squared” and prepared for purposeful employment by skilled craftsmen. It is the symbol of initiation for the Entered Apprentice.

Perfect is that state of perfection which we hope to achieve by a virtuous education.