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Splitting, dressing, bending and more…

“Stones are strong in compression, but weak in tension,” writes Brian Post, DSWA Master Craftsman, in this very informative article on stone shaping which appeared in the Dec/Jan issue of Mother Earth News magazine. In the Basic Techniques for Shaping Stone article, Brian starts by explaining the difference between level bedded and irregular stone. He…

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Feathers and Wedges: Sizing Holes, Stuckness, and More

Brian Post shares shares additional tricks and techniques when working with feathers and wedges (aka wedges and shims) to split stone.  This detailed video is a great supplement to the Detailed guide to using feathers and wedges video. This video provides additional information about the hole sizes when using feathers and wedges, what to do…

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Dressing Granite: Trimming Off Drill Marks and More

Brian Post demonstrates some trimming and dressing techniques to use after splitting with feathers and wedges (aka wedges and shims).  A variety of tools are used to quickly remove quarry marks, soften drill holes, soften sharp edges, and remove drill hole marks entirely. This video shows some of our top sellers and some tools with…

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