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RE: Working Stone by Hand or with Powered Tools (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: gardenbutt on 10.01.2006 at 03:39 pm in Gardening with Stone Forum

Hi Nell,
I know its a little late,we do this for a living, first the hollow sound could be an instability in your stone, rocks from various areas do occasionally have rotten or soft spots, you should also look for fractures which may be inclined to breakage,,
For carving we rarely use the pneumatic hammer, we also rarely use the hand tools, we fire up the sthil saw which is used for masonry as well as concrete work, you need to make sure the blade is for stone,,small slices and a hammer and chisel will make short work out of this,, to finish it however a small grinder with a good diamond blad helps, then we follow up with a torch popping and flaming all the marks out,,
hope this helps
GB

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