BorisBaddenov

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There is a local place to get headstones - I hadnt thought of them.  I was thinking of going to the kitchen counter top guys - to see if they have a granite scrap.  With that said, I'm not in ANY hurry to do tooling/carving, so while I might purchase a 'stone' - I'm not going to need it for a while :)

I appreciate every reply - I'm not sure if I was expecting this many or not.  

I have been "advised" to NOT make any purchases before the 25th of Dec :)     I was surprised to discover that I was NOT on the naughty list this year!

 

 

Peace-

Boris

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A granite slab is of use other than stamping/tooling on. You can hold your leather on it to skive the edges - when the skive blade hits the granite neither it nor the surface are damaged. You can hold your leather on it to burnish the grain or the flesh side.

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I don't do tooling so I don't need anything like a granite or marble slab, but I do skive, so I need a hard, glossy surface. 

I use the glass door off an old cooker; it's also useful when dyeing small items. If you're just starting and don't yet have any sharpening stones you can lay a sheet of wet & dry paper on the glass

You could also use the glass shelves from an old fridge

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I have glass that I use for cutting intricate masking tape designs.  Put the tape on the glass, draw on the tape, cut on the lines, remove tape from glass, put tape on project, paint project, remove tape.

That same glass can be used like Zulu described.

 

Thanks!

Boris

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17 minutes ago, BorisBaddenov said:

 I was surprised to discover that I was NOT on the naughty list this year!

Yeah, I got caught out like that once too...

I am still awaiting my Scalextric Set from 1972!

Santa is not necessarily reliable, I got a single soccer boot one year, with a note to say if I was good the other would come with the birthday elf.  My Aunt brought it on 26th Dec, but I have never trusted Santa since.

Happy to eat, drink and be merry, just not Santa Focussed

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