Saturday, February 23, 2013

Buddha Bombs

Today I finished sanding my soapstone carving of the 'Buddha Bomb' and sealed it with a few coats of linseed oil. I could keep fiddling with it forever but I think I've done about as much as I care too. This particular piece of stone is softer than the green portion I had to practice with and I understand that makes it much less suitable for glossy polishing. I sanded it in stages to 1200 grit wet and dry but it still looks leathery and I've had to be very careful with it, a stray fingernail will leave a mark. The next stage is to make a mould and cast a bunch in plaster. Should look hot in glossy black paint.


  1. Haha, that turned out rad. Love how from the backside it just looks like a normal grenade. No hint of the shit-stirring that is hiding on the other side. That material looks like cork (or old chocolate). It's be cool to do it in whatever metal real grenades are made of.

  2. Thanks Bro! I reckon it'd be good in real chocolate!