Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Once I have my initial shape cut out I bring out my favourite carving rasp.
I use this heavy duty 12" carbon steel rasp to do 75% of all of my shaping, it takes stone away fast, not as fast as a dremel maybe, but I love the control I have with hand tools
below is another rasp set I am quite fond of, they are just a simple economy rasp set but I find they last quite awhile and are super aggressive for taking a lot of stone away on smaller pieces.
I have just started to do more with chisels and will fill you in about those more during that journey.
“You are an explorer. You understand that every time you go into the studio, you are after something that does not yet exist.”
― Anna Deavere Smith