Carve and create with stone, using a Milani gouge which is ideally suited for all types of soft stone. It comes with a wooden handle with a 7/8 inch metal gouge.
Soapstone is a soft stone which is easy to crave. Soapstone is found in many species all over the world. The hardness, colour, and structure differ depending on its origin. With just waterproof sandpaper and some water, you can easily turn a rough stone into a beautiful gem. After drying, it is advisable to rub the stone with wax to regain its beautiful and surprising colours.
Alabaster is a semi-crystal of plaster, which is found in tuber forms in soil. It is a transparent type of stone which is, despite its low hardness, very well suited for children in primary classes. The small stones can be treated with just sandpaper. The large stones will be grated first and then finished with sandpaper and wax. Due to the transparency of the stone, this is excellent for the making of crystalline forms during the geological period in the 6th grade.
Both stones can be made smaller with a wood saw.
Milani Gouge made in Italy
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Age: 8+ with Adult Supervision