I made a bear!
My younger daughter Mollie got me a sandstone carving kit for Christmas. I finally got around to doing it.
You get a sandstone bear just cut in the outline. And a file, some little pieces of sandpaper and a small soft cloth.
You have to keep dipping the bear and the file in water while you work.
First I rounded all the edges. Then I filed two cuts for the legs.
Bare bear legs.
Little bare bear butt and the beginnings of a tail.
I cut the space between the ears and began to shape the head.
Oh yeah. Sandstone is so fun to work with. I need to do some more with it. Where can I get sandstone?
He is looking very bear-y.
The last step is to heat it with a hair drier and smear on the little wax pellet that came in the kit.
Then you buff it with the cloth.
And you have a bear! I now know that if I could get flat pieces of sandstone and a saw, I could cut animal shapes and then carve them.