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Hammer and Chisels
The point is held loosely
to allow for a strong
vibration through the chisel
into the stone. The thumb is
placed on the opposite side
of the chisel away from the
hammer blow. This is the
chisel to use for initial
removal of rock. Care should
be taken to not bruise the
stone to deeply with the point.
Point carving technique
The rake, flat, scoop, and
roundel chisels are used to
shape your form. These chisels
are held so they will remain
level with the surface of the
stone. You will get cuts
which overlap without gouging.
Rake carving technique
Files and Rifflers
Sanding material
Rifflers and files
Creating a Model
Selecting a Stone
Carving by Hand
Making a Base
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