Stone carving involves chipping, scraping, fracturing, flaking, crushing, and pulverizing with a wide variety of tools. Soft stones can be worked with manual tools whereas hard stones require crushing and pulverizing with electric and pneumatic tools. Crushed stone can also be used in casting procedures.
Soft stones include soapstone (steatite), serpentine, sandstone, African wonderstone, greenstone, sandstone, limestone, alabaster, and several others. Hard stonesinclude granite and marble. Electric tools include saws, drills, grinders, and sanders, and pneumatic tools include rotohammers, drills, and other tools powered by compressed air. Stone casts can be made using Portland cement, sand, and crushed stone. Marble dust is often used with this technique. Cast concrete sculptures can also be made using sand and Portland cement. Stones carved include garnet, jasper, jade, agate, travertine, opal, turquoise and many others. Stones can be finished by grinding, sanding, and polishing, by either hand or with machines. Polishing can use a variety of materials, depending on the hardness of the stone being polished. Polishing materials include carborundum (silicon carbide), corundum (alumina), diamond dust, pumice, putty powder (tin oxide), rouge (iron oxide), tripoli (silica), and cerium oxide.
Antique Chinese Faux Ivory Ox Bone - hand carved immortal figure UAA13.65 295.00 no cracks, no chips, no repairs - very good condition - vintage hand carved Chinese Ox Bone Man w/ fan & stand - measures approx. 4 " tall by 2" wide.Add to CartDetails
G Ruggeri Italy Hand Carved Alabaster 4" Statuettes Signed G.R CAN06.54Q 100.00 set Gino Ruggeri was from Italy - G. Ruggeri, is one of the most well-known sculptors in Italy, worked many years for Tito Bianchi in their Factory in Tuscany. He developed a means of mixing alabaster with resin to make it...Add to CartDetails