Looking for something to do in this lockdown ? Why not try Stone Carving ?
Simon Burns-Cox supplies a wide range of Italian Stone Carving and Letter Carving tools at competitive prices and also has a selection of stone, marble and alabaster from Italy and the UK for sale.
Simon Burns-Cox is a professional Sculptor and Letter Carver based at The Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop in Edinburgh, Scotland which is an international centre for Sculptors. Simon teaches sculpture, stone letter carving and relief carving to groups and individuals throughout the year. For further information about these courses and how to buy stone carving tools and materials, please visit his website at http://simonburnscox.co.uk/
ITALIAN STONE CARVING AND LETTER CARVING TOOLS AVAILABLE
Basic Stone Carving Tool Set: This set has nine items which includes one hammer (middle 700 gm), one pointer, one claw, three hard steel chisels (8, 13 and 19 cm), one rasp, one diamond sharpener and a tool roll at £165
Stone Letter Carving Set: This set has four items which includes one hammer (light 400 gms), one euro carbide chisel (6mm), one diamond sharpener and one tool roll at £90
Basic Stone and Marble Carving Tool Set: This set includes one hammer (middle 700 gm), one pointer, one claw, three hard steel chisels (8, 13 and 19 cm), one rasp, one diamond sharpener and a tool roll plus marble tools which include two carbide chisels (6 and 10mm) and one carbide pointer at £210
Basic Stone and Letter Carving Tool Set: This set includes one hammer (middle 700 gm), one pointer, one claw, three hard steel chisels (8, 13 and 19 cm), one rasp, one diamond sharpener and a tool roll plus Letter Carving tools which includes one hammer (light 400 gms), one carbide euro chisel (6mm) at £230
Basic Marble Set of Three Tools: Perfect for working with marble with two carbide chisels of 6 and 10 mm and one carbide pointer at £65
If you would like to purchase some stone carving tools or materials stone, marble or discuss your requirements, please contact Simon through his website at http://simonburnscox.co.uk/ or email him at email@example.com and he will be happy to help.
Payment is required in advance and postage is at additional cost.
Gift vouchers are available for courses and/or tools and are valid for 12 months at https://simonburnscox.co.uk/order-your-gift-voucher/
WHAT TOOLS DOES A STONE CARVER NEED ?
There are a variety of essential tools and items that any Stone Carver will need in order to take them through the process of carving stone. These will include the following:
Stone Punches and Points: These tools help you mark a piece out and are used to cut and remove most of the stone.
Claws and Chisels: These tools are used to refine the shape and add detail using a rasp or riffler which can be smoothed with a rubbing block before polishing.
Hardened Steel Chisel: This type of chisel is used for soft or medium stone such as Alabaster and Limestone.
Carbide Tipped Tool: The carbide is used for tough stone such as marble.
Lettering Chisels: These chisels are used for more delicate work such as lettering.
Diamond Whetstone: The whetstone is used to sharpen the chisels using water or oil. Preferable use water. It is essential to keep the chisels sharp otherwise it will be very difficult to carve the stone.
Bench Grinder: The bench grinder is used to sharpen chisels.
Mallets and Hammers: These mallets and hammers are used with the chisels. A dummy mallet can be either made from metal or wood and weighs about 700gms.
Pencil: Sharp 6h lead pencil for limestone and marble, and a water soluble white pencil for slate.
Sharpener or Knife: It is essential to have a sharp pencil so use a sharpener or preferable a knife which will give you a good point. You can then sand it to sharpener it further.
Ruler: The ruler is used to draw the top and bottom lines for any letter carving work.
Rubber: When you draw the letters or inscription onto the stone, you will find you will need a good quality rubber to make adjustments.
Safety Glasses: It is essential to wear to safety glasses when working with stone to protect your eyes. It is also a good idea to wear protective gloves.