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Apr 26, 2017
An Honor Indeed
by: Matt

As a veteran myself I appreciate all your sacrifices for this undertaking. I know that one day you will achieve what you so greatly are working toward. Your sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears will not go unnoticed. Thank you for making such a difference in bringing awareness to veterans and their sacrifices. Your work is not in vain. God Bless and fair seas

Jul 12, 2012
For American Veterans
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your comment Grant, I carve from the heart to say thank you to our American service members, it is what drives me toward completion of the project.
All my best,

Jul 01, 2012
Great Story-great work!
by: Grant Crawford

You story is inspirational. So is your eagle.-Grant

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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.