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#1 CMCook52

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

I could not find anything on the forum about soap stone tops. I have the opportunity to get a 2x4 slab of soap stone and I thought it would make a great table top for wedging. Any comments would be appreciated.

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

Is soapstone porous? If not, the clay would stick quite a bit.
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Posted 29 April 2014 - 05:59 PM

Soapstone is a GREAT surface for wedging. I used one when  I was a student at Alfred. All of their wedging tables are soapstone. It will probably last you 2000 yrs. The great thing is that you can use a scraper on it and unlike canvas, it will never wear out.

I'm jealous.

My canvas table top has only lasted me 30 years and is now getting a tiny one inch square hole.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:10 PM

TJR

 

Thanks for the reply. I had put some moist clay on it and it seemed to absorb some of the water so I thought it would be nice for wedging.

 

Mike Cook



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 10:27 PM

TJR

 

Thanks for the reply. I had put some moist clay on it and it seemed to absorb some of the water so I thought it would be nice for wedging.

 

Mike Cook

 

TJR

 

Thanks for the reply. I had put some moist clay on it and it seemed to absorb some of the water so I thought it would be nice for wedging.

 

Mike Cook

 

Mmhmmm, it's like a less absorbent, easier to clean, and more durable plaster. Also Alfred is about half and half on the soapstone/canvas these days, TJR!  :P



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Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:02 AM

 

TJR

 

Thanks for the reply. I had put some moist clay on it and it seemed to absorb some of the water so I thought it would be nice for wedging.

 

Mike Cook

 

TJR

 

Thanks for the reply. I had put some moist clay on it and it seemed to absorb some of the water so I thought it would be nice for wedging.

 

Mike Cook

 

Mmhmmm, it's like a less absorbent, easier to clean, and more durable plaster. Also Alfred is about half and half on the soapstone/canvas these days, TJR!  :P

 

I graduated n1982. Never been back. I am sure that they have changed a few things.

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