So You Wanna Know How To Carve Rocks?

Stoneshaper ToolsThe Stoneshaper’s “How to” page describes how to carve marble, limestone, soapstone and alabaster sculptures. One of the requirements I didn’t expect is sandbags: You MUST have sandbags before you start carving to support your stone on while carving. This takes out the vibrations in the stone as you hit it and really is necessary to prevent breakage.

And this post wouldn’t be complete without the classic Stonecutters’ Song:

Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who keeps Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the Martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg, a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs cave fish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscar night?
We do! We do!

4 Replies to “So You Wanna Know How To Carve Rocks?”

  1. Carve me an umbrella please, it’s raining. The reason why I don’t use a normal umbrella is because it’s windy, I assumed a stone umbrella would keep the wind AND rain off me, as well as being a neat fashion statement, and my best friend.

  2. I would like to carve some twist ties because I think it would be a funny prank to see people attempt to use them.

  3. Well i have some rocks from the beach by lake Mishigan and i want to know how to carve them and i need to what tools i need?

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