Stone carving by Bob Burton

Bob brought in a comprehensive array of stone carving tools and explained the ways different tools were used on various stones and for different purposes

Some stones such as marble are hard and need sturdier tools. Sandstone (Red or Yellow), Limestone, and Slate are softer and may be shaped with a rasp and carving tools. Alabaster and Soapstone is soft enough to be carved with a penknife.
Added: Members had a go at carving some letters

Mick Illsley having a go

 

Jill Smith having a go.

 

Alex Smith having a go

 

Martin Haigh having a go