reply to Colleen
Hi, just to let you know I went to a used tool store (or a used office furniture store may have some metal tables
on wheels) and got some used tables, one on wheels, kind of industrial tables for $20-$30 each...plenty
heavy duty enough for sculpting. Someone actually gave me an old metal desk that I used for a long time in a
shed, and it was great but not portable...if you'd want to put one outside just put a tarp over it when not in
use so you don't grow a fine crop of rust.
If you decide to go bigger=heavy, get some dunnage. There's a wood place near me that sells all kinds of wood,
including firewood so I had them cut some two foot lengths (24 inches, sorry I don't know what that is in
metric, approximately from my shoulder to outstretched finger tips) of some 4" x 4" posts. Okay I looked on
a ruler and 4 inches is about 10 cms. Anyway for newer sculptors who haven't heard of dunnage, on the ground
you stack 2 pieces parallel to one another a distance apart (a bit less than the length of the dunnage), then
on top you stack another 2 the opposite direction (forming a kind of square) and keep alternating back and
forth building up a platform that you can put a scrap of plywood on top if the stone doesn't sit across the top
layer of dunnage. There's a kids game with little pieces of wood that you stack like that. The dunnage is
great because you can tip a stone and pull out some dunnage, or add more, to work with what your sculpture is doing.
Now this description is quite elementary so if you google you might find a much better explanation...I just
started typing and there you are. (go ahead and have a good laugh)
Have fun sculpting! I used to live near Boston in New Hampshire so say hi to the ocean I miss.