Southern Stone are now selling a stone masonry 'ovolo' kit, this would be one of the first carvings you'd make if you were at college.
This 11 piece starter kit comprises of:
10" x 7" x 4.5" limestone block
1 x Scribe Pen
1 x 10mm flat chisel
1 x 20mm flat chisel
1 x 32mm finishing claw
1 x 35mm flat chisel
1 x set square
1 x compass
1 x 600g dummy hammer
1 x full set of 'how to' instructions on how to carve an 'ovolo'
1 x safety glasses
This is everything you need to start stone carving. These chisels are very sharp and will last you a lifetime.
They are made in Italy and are of the highest quality; they are known as fire-sharp carbon steel stone carving tools.
The stone is a cream limestone from Malta, which is ideal for beginners due to it being quite soft compared to other limestones. It is also very popular with those more experienced in stone carving/sculpture.
Our full set of instructions give you a step by step guide of how to make your first stone 'masterpiece'.