Introduction: Carving a Patterned Stone

About: Just a German student who loves to build very different things from very different materials, especially those that other people have no use for.

This project is actually pretty simple. There are just a few steps but the result is wonderful.


  • stone
  • rotary carving tool
  • bits
  • clear varnish

Step 1: Design

The basic design of the stone is different levels with waves/small steps on them.

Step 2: Carving Basic Shape

For the rough shape I used the disc bit and the big cylindric one. I carved everything one level down except the step I wanted to create. For the overlapping part in the middle I first carved with the ball shaped bits and cleaned all edges with the rod bits.

Step 3: Carving Detail

For the first level I went with a leaf design. With the cylindric bits I made a middle line and created the edges. The following steps are pretty much the same. The last level is a little bit more difficult but with time and small bits it's no problem.

Step 4: Finishing

I used some clear varnish to give the stone a beautiful shine. And it's done. Thanks for reading!

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