Where you work   

Where you work is of course, very important. Stone carving makes a fair amount of noise and heaps of dust. Don't work in the same room as your computer. Also bear in mind that stone chips can smash unprotected light bulbs and play havoc with your hair.

In the summer, working outside is nice. In the winter you'll probably want a nice cosy workshop.

  • Stone can be stored outside, if you don't have room elsewhere.
 
Old oil drums with a wooden top
 

To make things more pleasant

  • Place your work on a firm surface
  • Always wear eye protectors
  • Place padding under your work to protect it and keep the noise down
  • If standing on a concrete or other cold surface, find an old bit of carpet to stand on (to stop your feet getting cold)
  • Make sure you have good light
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