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Stone Shaping in Mother Earth News

Basic Techniques for Shaping Stone by Hand was published in the December/January issue of Mother Earth News.  Written by Brian Post, with photos by Tom Hutten, the detailed 6 page article shows different techniques for shaping stone using a variety of hammers and chisels.   All of the tools used are available at The Stone Trust store.  Getting stones to split or break where desired is an important task for a dry stone waller.  Even more challenging is to do this quickly and efficiently.  The techniques discussed in this article will help you on your way to achieving stone shaping success.  Read the full article by getting the magazine at your local news-stand, library, or sign up for a subscription at Mother Earth News

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The Stone Shaping article provides in depth information!
1st page of the article