Seal Carving

by Joe Gray
(NH USA)

Hi Shaugn, Thank you for publishing my last photo, and for the tips on site build. This winter I am working on a seal carving project, out of two types of New Hampshire granite. I thought , maybe, your readers might want to follow along with my progress. Sometimes painful, most of the time satisfying. Thanks Joe
http://sealcarving.blogspot.com/

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Shaugns Recommended Stone Carving Tools

Although the tools below are sold through Amazon. They are the same as the stone carving tools that I personally recommend to my students for carving with Oamaru stone.


Poratable Workbench

These benches are height adjustable which makes them perfect for stone carving. I own the Ryobi workbench and love it, but unfortunatlly it is only sold through Amazon's UK store for people that are wanting to buy it online.



Stanley: Surform Shaver

This is a must-have tool for shaping large areas of Oamaru stone


Riffler Files

These are smaller files that are designed for the parts of your sculpture that are difficult to get at. They are also an essential set of tools



Builders Pencils


Crosscut Hand Saw

This type of crosscut  hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone


Keyhole Handsaw

A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.