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Letter Carving in Slate

Posted 17/03/16 in Workshop life

 

Capturing for the first time on my new lens, a detailed video of me carving a letter in slate. For amateur letter cutters I hope it helps, and for anyone else I hope you find it inspiring. Slate is my favourite material to cut; it behaves exactly as you expect, and you have complete control of the stone. You must be careful not to grip the chisel too hard and to keep relaxed, allowing the chisel to become almost an extension of the hand.

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