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Sculpting Soft Stone
Using Stone Age Incision,
Abrasion and Drilling Techniques
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Decomposition of the local gray Pelona schist provides me with adequate polishing grit in the form of fine silt
Coating stone pendants with animal fat or mineral oil reveals the stunning colorations and patterns of geological treasures.

This photo and the following ones . . .

I hand-polish soft stone using silt and a piece of buckskin, which can make quite a difference in the finished piece.
One of the most satisfying pursuits Iíve ever engaged in consists of identifying potentially useful natural materials and transforming them into functional tools and attractive works of art!

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