Woodworking router bits are designed to work in a relatively soft material, at least compared to granite or marble, and are designed to cut fibers cleanly. There's no going backwards with marble carving, since it is a reductive process. To get the initial feel for working in 3-dimensions you could try working in clay or DAS. Stone tarving tools are made of a piece of Carbon Temper Steel created in a special way so it can brake through a smooth or rough Stone surfaces. Aug 3, 2016 - Explore Robert's board "Marble Carving" on Pinterest. Marble, Limestone, Sandstone, Alabaster, Granite or Soapstone, are some of the stones that can be shaped by striking them with different sizes of tools; such as a hammer. Because of the hard composition of granite, it is one of the most difficult stones to carve. The following is a brief overview on how to carve stone. After metamorphism, limestone becomes marble. Granite is one of the hardest types of igneous rock. Marble is moderately hard to work. It will hold very fine detail. Very, very carefully. However, it too can deteriorate over time in colder climates. Quarrying and carving marble Carving marble with traditional tools Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso) Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel Medici Chapel (New Sacristy) Laurentian Library Raphael Raphael, an introduction Marriage of the Virgin Slate is another popular choice, but it can … See more ideas about marble carving, carving, marble. Marble is NOT for beginners. When speaking about sculpting, granite is sometimes called "monumental stone," as many monuments are made from it. Marbles from the United States comes in over 250 colors. Sandstone was very popular in America for use as a headstone. 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