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Okay, here's a wild one. Crawling along the bottom of the ocean looking for food, (or a female), I wanted this to resemble a star fish, something nautical like carved dolphins, seahorses, flowing sea grass sculptures would look great on this. I didn't have any of these to set it off so I used a crystal sea horse. I think you can imagine a wood sculpture on this as I can. This is made from blue pearl granite. I'll be doing some more soon, if you have a need for something like this, let me know.

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welcome to lumberjocks. looking forward to seeing more of your work,
 

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I really like this one Dan. I love the fluidity you have created. That is one of my favorite granites as well. Great post and thanks for sharing.
 

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A very unique looking creation.

I guess you need special equipment to work with Granite?
 

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Yes, you need diamond tools, and it can get expensive, of course initial startup costs are high, but after that, it is not too bad. Wet polisher (air prefferably), variable speed grinder, diamond polishing pads, grinding stones, and lots of knowledge about the different characteristics of all kinds of stone. The stone trade has a trade course and is 5 year apprentice program. I think it just scratches the surface. I did not take it, and am glad I went the way I did, to learn it. I learned from a very talented man who really knew his stuff in stone. Too many companies do not do stone work correctly, and it seems to be going downhill. Sad to see.
 

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It must be kind of scary trying to produce those "tentacles" without breaking them off. What types of tools do you work the granite with?
 

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Much care must be used to keep these from breaking, vibration and heat are the big enemies of stone. The selection of type of stone is very important. Many types of stone, I would not attempt this with.
 

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I really like reading about the "thoughts" behind the creation and how it came to be.
Fascinating work
 

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It looks like a much more tedious job than carving on wood, but the final outcome looks very rewarding.
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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Very interesting design…..that Granite is my favorite and I'd love to see more pix of this project with better lighting . If you have any personal favorites , Dan , you can send them to my email address below . Thank you : )
 

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dont look too good !!!!!!!
 
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