andrew sanger | 16 Jan 12:18 2015

Re: About Stone

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Subject: RE: [stone] Re: About Stone
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:14:37 +0000

Very typical in England at present
a boulder sawn in half with sand blasted and painted letters
with many types of sand blasting it requires a flat surfaceso if sawing is very course it may require further
flatteningbefore paintingduchy granite


Jeremi Bigosinski | 16 Jan 04:00 2015

About Stone

Hello all! Happy New Year!

I've been a lurker on this list for over 2 years now I think. But perhaps now is the time to come out of the
shadows. I'm a landscape designer by trade and I've been living in Shanghai, China for the past 4 years
working for the profession. ?Just yesterday I was working on some signage (wayfinding) designs which
make considerable use of stone, when I was trying to describe a particular finish or type of stone that I
just didn't know how to describe professionally. I'm sure there's a term for what we want to achieve but I
just don't know it! I need to brush up on my stone knowledge. So, why not ask this list? :)

So, how would you describe a rough, unfinished stone exterior that was then sliced open and whose surface
looked like it was sandblasted to a uniform, but different, color? And then it was engraved and painted
with enamel paint? Such as this:

 Also, as the <> website seems to be a fake German blog at
the moment, can anyone share any other resources for architectural stone, dimensioned or otherwise? Or
does anyone have a favorite book they like to reference?



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| 28 Dec 17:36 2014

Sandstone repair question

Hi Y'all
Sorry, no pics but I will describe as best I can.
When dismantling an old barn here in NE Ohio, amongst the stone that
is reclaimed there is often what I call a "pier" stone....not even sure  
I picked that up.
The pier stones purpose is to be the base support for a post that is in the 
of the barn and these pier stones can be as small as 12" inches square on  
the bottom
and maybe 8 or 10 inches square on the top and will be approx 14"  
tall....they can
much larger and weigh 300 plus pounds.
We spot em in the loads of barnstone by the tapered 4 sides that have been  
usually with a pointed chisel.
Each barn may yield 1 to 4 of these guys.
2 of the 300 pounders we received didn't make the trip too well and have 2  
chunks broke off the corners.
We would like to use a 2 part epoxy that doesn't present "squeeze out" but  
keeping in mind that the sandstone hereabouts is of a very porous nature so 
too watery version would simply soak in with very little bonding  strength.
Also, this stone will ultimately live outdoors.
A supplier close by would be ideal....I know, I know....anything  else?
I realize this requires a very narrow use type of epoxy but just thought I  
throw in out to the stoneratti....;>)
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Jonathan Sudler | 15 Dec 02:55 2014

Re: John Klassen

That "old school" engineering drawing comes from lots of practice. Even the old masters only became
masters after many years of study and practice under the watchful eye of their teachers. 

The reason we have such a plethora of non representational work is because with post modern era, artists
decided to rebel against the centuries old way of doing things in part because the wanted to break with the
rules and discipline.

As we've moved into an era of instant gratification, we are now left with "artists" who cannot fulfill their
art because I don't believe they can draw. Discipline is lacking. And hey, who needs it anyway when you got a
computer that can do it for you, right?

Jonathan Sudler 
Rosalind Hibbins | 10 Dec 20:01 2014

FW: Can you draw?

Hello Larry  I can't draw for toffee.

I can model in clay though, also trace from photographs and adjust to make reliefs.  Also there are  various
measuring and adjusting tricks I've been taught which are invaluable.   Actually even drawing on stone is
less worrying than on paper because the evidence of false lines is so easily destroyed.

I love the fact that when working stone all the mistakes can be made on the way in, and that even something
apparently catastrophic can be salvaged and even give a more interesting result by just turning the angle
in a bit more.

Another advantage of stone is that working it, by hand at any rate, is so slow that no-one bothers to compete
with anyone else, so there is not the humiliation of being bottom of the class for a shared standard exercise.

Mind, I don't claim to be artistic, just to love stone, the act of working it and the beautiful contrasts of
light and shade when it is carved...  It is also delightful to see people happy with the outcome.

All good wishes


> From: larry@...
> Subject: [stone] Can you draw?


Larry Frazier | 10 Dec 19:42 2014

Can you draw?

Most artistic people can draw, at least well enough to sketch out ideas. I can’t. I got started sculpting
because I happened to go to a school that required everyone to take a hands-on art class, and I happened to
get tossed in to the sculptor’s section. Found out I could sculpt, and that I enjoy it. How about you? Care
to share with us? 
| 1 Dec 19:10 2014

Wet electric angle grinder

 Dear All,
I would appreciate some advice re. the Makita adjustable speed electric water fed angle grinder that I am
considering purchasing. I work mostly
on smaller (12"-20" high) pieces of marble. Most of my pieces are very curvy-with tight spaces, and I was
wondering if anyone has experience in using this grinder on similar pieces, and in general.
Thanks in advance for your advice and guidance!

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| 20 Nov 16:53 2014

Pneumatic Hammer

I am in the market for a new pneumatic hammer and I'd like to hear what is your 
favorite and most useful pneumatic hammer?

Mike McHugh

Brian Matheson | 20 Nov 09:10 2014

Jade Symposium

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Hi all, if anyone is in the area there will be a fantastic symposium happeni=
ng in Vancouver this weekend with some very talented artist as well as some e=
xperts in archaeology, mining and gemology.=20

We filmed all year in many locations around the world and Andrew Matheson ha=
s produced a stunning documentary film in regards to these jade carving comm=
unities around the world. Have a wee look

There will be loads to learn from some very experienced folks.

I'm so excited,



Lee Jordan art | 20 Nov 08:30 2014

cuturi jam

good day carvers

my cururi pneumatic hammer is jamming. as I’m working with it the air continues but the piston stops moving.

anyone know the best way to clean it out? I’ve had it for over 20 years and it is a good hammer.

Lee Jordan

Guv | 18 Nov 20:40 2014

My latest work

Here is a link to my Facebook page where my latest work is displayed. This is called
“Celebration” and is an hommage to the first settlers of Longueuil in the mid 1600’s.
Behind the sculpture is a grave that contains the bones of 40 plus people who were buried in the first
graveyard and were unearthed by archeological digs recently <>