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August 2019 Tough job, but it has come up really well. A few really large rocks to fill in the top, give it a sense of mass which can help make a short wall look more imposing. Love the colours of the Coldstream Rock, that striking blue contrasts with the ochre and the yellow so well. While not an easy rock to work it is does look great as a random walling rock provided you account for the rough but lovable face it shows.
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May 2019 Part of a house renovation in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, included the installation of a Cheminees Philippe wood fireplace. This is a double sided firebox, with doors which swing out as well as lift up, which adds to the complexity of building the stone surround. Using the lovely wistow stone from South Australia, this design incorporates a number of different corner angles, as well as ledges and lips to create depth and interest. The corbels for the mantel are natural un-worked stone selected for shape. The mantel is a beautiful bit of reclaimed timber (iron wood I believe) with a rough natural edge, finished smooth with matte oil. In conjunction with Rosetta Stonework. (A television was also accommodated at the front with a recess built from cement blocks.)
27 March 2019 More work on letter cutting. This time I had the chance to use sandblasting equipment which I don’t normally have access to. Sandblasting has become the default method for letter cutting memorials for its speed basically. However, I believe it produces a less impressive result. Sandblasting can be used to lightly etch the stone surface which is then cut by hand with chisels. It is a little short cut I suppose, from the usual cutting in (carving) with hand tools. The stone surface, in this case white marble, is covered with a tape that is cut out to reveal the spaces to be carved, this is then lightly sandblasted and the paper peeled away leaving the lightly roughened surface of the marble which is the outline for the letter cutting. Interesting technique but will be hard to manage again without access to the sandblasting equipment.
16 September 2018 On a rainy day when working outdoors isn’t an option it is fun to take time in the workshop and have a go at something new. This is part of ongoing explorations of Anglo-Saxon designs, including language and runes. It still needs a bit of smoothing out but otherwise I am pretty happy with it. Sculpted in limestone. Available for sale, contact me for more information.