WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS
TOOL WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS
Since the majority of the tools in this website are individually handcrafted, their weight and dimensions may
vary slightly from those stated in their product descriptions. Please note that every effort is taken to
accurately measure and weigh each tool. However, should their dimensions and weights vary from those
stated, this variance in no way adversely affects the integrity, functionality, or ease of the tool’s use.
CUT STONE WEIGHTS AND MEASUREMENTS
Stones are sold as is with no returns and no refunds. All stone is measured by weight -- Sculpture House's
online store offers a variety of alabaster and soapstone in our most popular sizes - 4 lbs., 8 lbs., and 10 lbs.
Stone is originally formed in boulders ranging in weight between 20 and several hundred pounds. Normally
you won't find small single stones under 10-15 lbs.; therefore smaller sizes are cut from larger boulders.
Boulders are first cut into slabs and then cut into smaller pieces that can be easily handled. The cut pieces are
usually flat on at least two and even three sides and will always be irregular in shape.
HOW TO CALCULATE PROPER STONE WEIGHT WHEN ORDERING
To order pieces other than 4 lbs., 8 lbs., or 10 lbs., please call us at (772)210-6124. To assist you in determining
what weight stone you may require to accomplish your piece, read the following. This serves as a guideline
When desiring a specific cut dimension you must go at least 20% larger in volume to get the core shape you
want. So, for ex., if you want a 10" square piece (10" by 10" by 10"), your outside dimensions must be at least a
12" by 12" by 12" square piece to allow for reducing to your final dimensions. However, you must convert
physical size into weight for ordering stone. Here is a method you can use to do so:
- Decide upon the final desired dimensions of your stone. (let's say, 10" by 10" by 10");
- Increase its physical outside dimensions by 20%. (12" by 12" by 12");
- Calculate the cubic inches of the larger piece using this formula: length in inches by width in inches by height
in inches. (12" by 12" by 12" = 1728 cu. inches);
- Divide the result by 16 to realize the weight of piece of stone in pounds you should order. (1728 cu. in / 16 = 108 lbs.)