Soapstone is a versatile material for carving — regular carving tools will work well with it, as do gravers and files.
This is a soft soapstone that is even easier to shape than wood. It buffs readily to a variegated green finish. The block measures approximately 3" × 3" × 5" and weighs 4 1/2 lb.
This is an excellent medium for beginning carvers because results are not dependent on tool sharpness. Of particular interest is the fact that it can be readily cut on a table saw or bandsaw. A scroll saw or fret saw can be used to cut letters or numbers for striking signs.
Instructions for use are included. Made in Canada.