This is how I made a set of four carved sandstone candle holders out of some stone that was left over after our fence was rebuilt after a big storm.

The full story behind the set can be found here.

Step 1: Cut the stone to length

After deciding on a design the next stage is to set to work and actually turn the design into reality. The first step to achieve this was to rough cut the sandstone to the right length. This was done using nothing more than a standard $8 300mm rod saw.

Details about the Rod Saw can be found here
Hi, I have a regular corded Dremel with t ypical grinding stones. Are these grinding stones fine for working with sandstone? Will I have to change them every 10 minutes when working with sandstone? They don't seem to last long when I grind metal. <br>
Really, really nice!!!
nice ...
My hat off to you. Great work!
te quedaron geniales
so beautiful !!!!
seria excelente que se pudiera traducir al espa&ntilde;ol<br><br>saludos
gracias por el articulo muy bueno
Very nice! Got me itching to make some now.
Simples e muito bonito!
Son preciosos. Me has dado una excelente idea para hacer los mismos candelabros en arcilla chamotada y cocerlos en mi horno. Gracias por el tutorial tan detallado y bien comentado.<br><br>They are beautiful. I'm going to make them but I'll use clay with sand firing them with my kiln. very good instructable.<br>
These are really beautiful!
Thanks for all the positive comments, I really appreciate them.
Very well done, nice smooth design that plays with light and shadows.<br><br>Please make sure you are wearing dust mask or better a Respirator to protect yourself from the fine dust while using power tools on Sandstone. A friend of mine who made large sandstone sculptures recently passed away due to his lungs being full of the sandstone dust after a few years of not wearing protection until it was way to late.
Cheers, this is a really good point that I neglected to mention. Eye and dust protection are an absolute must, you really do end up covered from head to toe in fine dust and rock chips when carving like this.
im totally making one of these to repair the delicate feelings of a female counterpart i've recently offended =S hopefully im as successful haha wish me luck =P <br><br>btw it should be apparent that i love your instructable thanks. =D
I think your 'ible was as well done as the pieces themselves.
Very creative. I love them. That is what you call recycling beautifully.
I hate instructables - they're so inspiring. Now I gotta go out and find some dang sandstone.<br><br>Thanks :)
Where did you get the sand stones from? I think I could totally make some Fifth Element Stones like this.
The stones are actually left over from when our fence was rebuilt. We live on the side of a hill that is effectively one big lump of sandstone so the contractor had to drill out a series of holes to sink the fence posts into the rock. The round cores are the result.
These are stunning! Great work. :D
The holder shape design is awesome &amp; Beautiful!
beautiful, just beautiful :) <br> <br>Thanks for sharing

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