Shaping Stone  Volume One  The Art of Carving Soapstone



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Learn how to carve Soapstone, using a few basic tools and this easy to follow guide.

You don’t have to be an expert to follow the steps in this book.  You don’t have to have any experience in carving, you simply need to have an interest, and a desire to create something.  I will guide you through the process in eight easy-to-follow steps.  You only need a few tools, though I show you other tools that can be useful.  You can choose how much to invest and how many tools to buy.  The basic tools can be purchased for twenty to forty dollars.  The stone is reasonably easy to acquire and relatively inexpensive, usually no more than two to three dollars per pound, often less.  Most rock shops carry an inventory of stones ranging from five pounds and up.  If there’s no rock shop in your town, stone can be ordered on-line via the Internet.  Safety concerns are covered in the book, but soapstone is a very safe material to work with.  

Sound interesting?  Well, if you haven’t already done so, buy the book.  Pick up a few tools if you don’t already have them at home.  Go buy a chunk of soapstone, follow along with the book and let’s start carving.

Buy the book. Take the course!

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