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Apr 10, 2011
by: Darren Gosling

Your piece is amazing. The colouring of the stone and contrasting polished and rough surfaces work together. I am reasonably new to sculpture working in native timbers to New Zealand and occasionaly Australian hardwood but mainly limestone. Do you have a website where I can view more of your work?

Feb 21, 2010
Very nice!
by: Joe Gray

I like your work :-). I have done a few sculptures using stone from the Atlantic Ocean. It is amazing the different colors, and the different feel of a stone plucked from the water. I have a very small stone sculpture from South America, that has a small carving of a reptile(a lot like yours)on the back of a native.
Yours really caught my eye....nicely done Joe :-)

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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

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.