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About this book

Welcome to the world of carving stone! In this book I have tried to include all the techniques, shortcuts and knowledge that I have gained over the past decade. I explain traditional methods of carving as well as the ways to use power tools. I have tried to cover all facets of the art including: direct carving,lettering (including letters), gilding, making models, inspirations and ideas, care of tools, places to get stone and tools, stone carving courses, information about stone, making carving tables, setting up you workshop, over 80 pictures, and literally anything else that I could think of. The purchase of this CD will also allow you access to a web-site that in later years will add to the knowledge that you have purchased as I increase mine. It will also frequently have help from you out there as I get feedback from you. Thank you and I hope you fully enjoy your life. Shane Smith

Ordering information

This book is in CD form and is stored in PDF format. You can print out what ever pages you need to have handy. An Abobe Acrobat 4.0 is necessary to view this format. A reader may be included in the CD if you have told me what your operating system is (windows 95, 98....etc). It is also available for free download at Adobe I have chosen this format to skip the delays and problems in traditional publishing (and to save you money). If you do not have a CD-Rom drive in your computer I can furnish the content on either regular floppy disks (takes quite a few), or printed in paper form.

All content is protected by Copyright laws and any reproduction without the express written permission of Shane Smith is against the law.

Carving Stone Explained
(for all who want to learn how, or to learn more)

This is a book (CD really) that comes from both years of experience and from having literally hundreds of requests for places to get information like this. Unless you are an accomplished stone sculptor with little left to learn about the art, you will be following my footsteps and it's always nice to know what you are going to be stepping in. This book is for the lover of life, beauty and new challenges. It's for the person that may only finish one piece for a loved one or go on to a lifetime in communion with stone. Seek the heart of the stone like a child exploring nature. Approach it with wonder and an openess to learning, and the odds are that you will be as stone struck as I am.

For a sample of what's on this CD check out my how to carve page. The CD contains over 65 more pages and pictures
Instructors E-mail me to find out about discount rates!

To Get your hands on this CD, you can order by internet using paypal Ordering outside the USA

KY Residents will be charged a 6% tax on their order

OR you can send a check for $18.00 ($15.00+$3.00 shipping & handling) OR $15.00 (for downloading book) by mail to:
Shane Smith
110B W20th
Owensboro, KY 42303
United States
OR order it C.O.D. (this will add some shipping charges.)
I'm sorry but its not available in printed form at this time. I am checking prices and hope to have it by 2002.
If you have any questions you can E-mail me and I'll do my best to answer. Shane Smith
Stoneshaper's Home

International sales
PayPal works in most countries now. Since the costs of mailing to these countries are close I have decided to make most of them a single rate. Please check below for your country.
If it is not listed please E-mail me with your address first. I will find out the shipping charges for your country and add it to the ordering list below.
Or have a US Bank draft made out in the amount of $19.00 ($15.00 + $4.00 shipping) and send it to the above address.
For these countries

Or have a US Bank draft made out in the amount of $22.00 ($15.00 + $6.00 shipping/handling) and send it to the above address.

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