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As it's mirror flat I've been teaching the dog to swim and doing a bit of carving in Cotswold limestone. This is the piece I finished today.


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Beauty!I,m off Thurs,we can carve sumpin down west if you,re about.
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Ansome. [smile]

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Right on [thumb] Maybe carve some veggies for a Thai curry
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Great,intrigued with the process.
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Hi Stu. Mostly hammer and chisel really. "Pitching" off excess with a larger tool at the start > using a "point" chisel all over to create the form, depth etc. > working it all round with different claw chisels to establish the faces, bowl and planes > "chamfering" with firesharp steel chisels to create the workable surface (instead of tungsten chisels which I find sometimes too aggressive for soft limestone) > all over rub-down with carborundum stones to remove all tooling marks > Electroflex rub-down > wet n' dry papers > Finishing touches > Job done.

Some of these steps can be done with angle grinders fitted with cup wheels, vanity blades and other abrasive tooling. However it's all doable and fairly fast with chisels if your technique is efficient.
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Great stuff James
Always hugely impressed by sculpture, but it is also the process that integers the amount of work involved from rough to smooth and to keep the line,looking back in history from huge granit egyptian figures to Hepworth,has always fascinated and amazed at detail and finish.
Your work looks superb
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