|photo copyright Karin Corbin 2009|
I have finished carving the two rope twist supports for the fireplace. I will not be elected as master stone carver anytime soon but they look age and wear appropriate for the structure I am going to put them into. The areas where there is a little crumbling from inclusions in the stone is something I like, it adds texture and interest as well as making the stone look older. I think I might have made the ropes a little narrower but I am out of material so there will be no rework. Don says they are too big to be ropes in 1:12 scale, they are hawsers, big lines for mooring a boat.
The color of the soapstone is a nice blend with the floor that is going to be in the room.
Now I have more soapstone support pieces to make for the fireplace as well as a mantel piece.
Update to this posting you can link ahead to see these pieces in place. Just click on the line below.