Enter the stone age

Stone carving 101

My first straight lines carved by hand

I find myself in a stone carving course at the Crucible in Oakland, CA. This is an 84 pound chunk of British Canadian black alabaster. It doesn’t get black until you polish it, says my teacher. Our first assignment was to make straight lines in the stone with a chisel and hammer. I intersected mine and took out a few shapes where the weight written.

Stone carving 101
Night 2: Chipping away at the stone.       

Night 2, I started using power tools. I used a saw to cut my circle and a pneumatic chisel to start removing the excess parts. I mean to make a bowl

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