Stone Carving Frosting Tool
Guidelines shown below are for the cutting edge angle.
Frequent sharpening is recommended to maintain the tool's shape, and is needed for safe performance of the tool.
(e.g., chalk, soapstone, & pumice)
|50º - 60º
(e.g., limestone & marble)
|50º - 60º
(e.g., granite & basalt)
||Use a bushing chisel.
Notes & Comments
- Sharpening angles
- Use larger angles for roughing out.
- Use sharper angles for finishing cuts.
- Special Notes for Tools with Carbide Inserts
- Do not cool by dipping in water : this will generate shocks in the metal, and cause the carbide to crack.
- When sharpening, one of the following options is recommended.
- Leave corners slightly beveled, or
- Edge up on the final grind.
- Leave the final 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) unground. This is because the rough grinding of the carbide introduces cracks and makes the edge more brittle. By stopping short of the edge, this is minimized.
- Then, use a high grit wheel should be used to make the edge smooth with minimal cracks.
- A very high grit grindstone should be used if a very smooth carving surface is needed, or if the material is very soft.
Special thanks to Oleg Lobykin at StoneSculpt - Custom Stone Carving for providing the guidance.