Where To Buy Stone

To buy stone you will need to access a stone supplier or live close to a stone quarry. The stone sculptures on this website that have been created by my students and I are made from Oamaru stone. The stone is a limestone quarried from the Otago region of New Zealand. Oamaru Township has many beautiful old buildings that are made from this stone as do Dunedin and Christchurch (my home town).

Wooden Mallet

I recommend using a wooden mallet for carving Oamaru stone.

Chisel Set

Woodworking chisels are perfectly fine for carving with Oamaru stone. 

Masonary Sealer 

This is the best sealer that I could find on Amazon that I would consider to be suitible for Oamaru Stone 

Course Sandpaper

Ryobi Engraver

Fine Sandpaper


Scissor Lift Trolly

Mobile Tool Box

You can purchase some small blocks directly from here by filling out the form below. The average sizes are (130mm x 280mm x 90mm for the small block $15.00 per block) and (220mm x 280mm x 90mm, $25.00 for the large block), sizes can vary from block to block.  They are a great size if you are new to carving and as you can see in the photo below, you can create a pretty good sculpture within that size.  

The stone below is pickup in Christchurch only 

This is because the stone weighs around 10kg per block and costs approximately $62.00 for freight for one block to be delivered from Christchurch to Auckland. Unfortunately, I do not know of anyone who stocks and sells Oamaru stone within the North Island.

No Blocks Available At This Time 

Small block $15.00 / Large block $25,00

No Blocks Available At This Time 

Very good size blocks for carving. Price $50.00 per block

Purchasing Stone in Christchurch

Please fill in the form below with your request for some stone, and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Contact Form

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You can also order stone directly from the Oamaru stone quarry 

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.