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Higgins24

New To Forum And Rock Carving

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Hello, A friend sent me the forum site as he knew I carved birds and fish in wood. He has an assortment of rocks (rock hound) and felt I could carve in stone? Not sure.....I do have a hanging foredom power tool and a great NSK unit. Not even sure where to start. I would like to carve a stone gecko to add to small Jewelers boxes or maybe to my turned peppermills. Can anyone suggest a type of stone for a beginner? Do you use small diamond bits? Thanks for any help.

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Welcome

You will find a lot of information here. I use a rotary flex shaft and diamond bits to carve pebbles. I like to carve the harder stones because they polish out well but they also tend to eat up my bits. I rough out my design with a 3/4 inch wheel carve the detail with smaller bits then do a final polish with a buffing pad. Good luck Dave

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