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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 only. 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.)
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