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Stone Carving

“I look at the piece of stone until I see a shape in it, then I just chip way everything that’s not that shape”. 

– Stuart Blower – 2013

Working with stone, is a very dusty, dirty and strenuous job. As much as I enjoy working with hand tools. I also use many air powered and electric tools as well.

In general the tool suits the medium. Soapstones can be carved with a wood file and an exacto blade. But heavy dense materials such as Black Granite, certainly require a bit of extra power. Whatever gets the job done, is the right tool.