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thefett
« on: November 10, 2009 08:52:23 AM »

Kenny was so made for soapstone carving... here's my rendition (and 1st soapstone carving).
Anyone know how to make it stay shiny? I tried polishing a little more and waxes but they just don't seem to last.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009 08:04:06 PM »

He's very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009 11:16:42 AM »

Cool. I'd like to get my hands on some soap stone - I think it would make excellent jewelry material!

I read this, if you want the soap stone shiny..

"Untreated soapstone countertops tend to possess a solid light green or gray color. Once a coat of mineral oil is applied, the stone darkens to a shiny black."

I hope that helps!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009 11:33:43 AM »

Thanks. Yeah, I tried oil first and it didn't last either. Wax seems best so far but I'm still sure I'm doing something wrong (unless you have to repolish it every once in a while?).
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009 11:43:31 AM »

I found this.. Maybe it will help..

http://schools.bgcdsb.org/~sean_arnett/Soapstone%20Sculpture%20Project12.pdf

Page 3 has the information about polishing.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009 02:19:38 PM »

Ok, cool. Thanks for the tips!
Maybe it's more a matter of the type of soapstone as mine looks like the one on page 3, but the look on page 5 is what I was hoping for.
I should try another one sometime!
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