Darren Gosling

by Darren Gosling
(Palmerston North,NZ)

The Storyteller.

The Storyteller.

'The Storyteller', represented by the head of a Tiki, pulls the Taniwha (A native Maori mythalogical Sea Creature) from his mouth. Carved from limestone and recessed into native Rimu timber. 80cm H x 25cm W 5cm D. This was my first piece that I put a respectable price on as it had a meaning that spoke to me. Paua(Abolone) was used for the eyes.

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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.