Stone Carving
Video Lesson

What Is The Best Stone To Carve

Lesson 2

The best type of stone used by great Artist

In this Lesson, you are going to learn What is the best type of Stone for StoneCarving.

The best type to start carving your  project and have great results are the Alabaster Stone but the cost is too much because is not commercial anymore and the quarry’s only sale in the crush type because is the most profile for the use for paper, plaster…

The second best choices are the  Limestone Stone. This Stone is the most commercial stone this day, the application is numerous. For residential and commercial, so this type of Stone is very easy to purchase and the cost is very low. Limestone is formed by the compression of the sedimentation of the marine life true ages. They are many types of Limestone like Tufa, Corina, Chalk, Travertine… I am not a scientist but if you would research more about the formation of stone I will be good for your knowledge.  I just want you to have an understanding of what types of Stone is better to created great Sculptures.   Limestone will give the best results for outdoors applications it holds very well in the severe weather like in Michigan, and in all the northerners I know this by fact because I live in Michigan and I tested for over 20 years.

Marble Stones​​​ is one of the best choice, true history the white Marble become the classic way to created beautifully Art Pieces, like the great master Michael Angelo, Bernini and all the Roman Classic that is worth to be in Museums  Galleries…

Marble is an elegant stone that gives you the desire to touch because you could obtain the great surface full of a month and polish that you never could obtain with Limestone this stone is amazing you will love it is a little intimidating to start working on but is almost the same as limestone. The cost is more special if you are going to uses the Italian Carrara Marble...

Also you could used sandstone this type is soft  but is very aggressive  towards  your chisels they need to ccontinue  sharpe to work ok.

Also you need to be careful  with the dust  that could become  danger for your respiratory  system...

Granite  Stone is one of the hardest  stone available, with this condition  will stand  the weather  very good, to carve you really  need a carbide tools...


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