The Stone Sculptor, Stone Sculpting Tips for Beginners
carving, with a rough texture. Soapstone sculptures can be drysanded with steel wool. However, I prefer to wetsand with silicone carbide sandpaper. I like to start with 180 or 220 grit. Then I progress to 400 grit, then 800 grit. This is usually sufficient for soft stones such as soapstone, alabaster and wonderstone.