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Dan

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can anyone give me some advise on buying alabaster specifically for turning on a lathe? are there grades like there is for lumber? is there particular questions I should ask suppliers like for lumber is it air or kiln dried

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Softer alabaster will be easier to turn than hard. Stone with a consistent hardness, without inclusions, will be easier also but using solid material without fractures is mandatory. Alabaster without defects will have a clear ring to it when struck with a steel hammer, fractured stone will have a hollow sound.

 

Stan at Colorado Alabaster has a lifetime of experience with the material and has always been friendly and helpful to me.

 

http://www.coloradoalabaster.com/

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