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Tile comparison. In the foreground of this photo is a sandblasted tile that will form one part of another icon.

First Peoples: Introduction of New Technologies First Peoples: Introduction of Stone Tools
These photos show a couple of tiles that have been sandblasted. The rubber mask has not yet been removed. Note how the white rubber is discoloured along the edges where it has been bombarded by the sand. The sandblasting heats the rubber and if it gets too hot it turns brown.

One area of the shop. The other area of the shop.
There were a lot of granite icon tiles and they pretty well filled all the floor and bench space of the two work areas in the studio. Fortunately, we had the use of a pallet jack that made moving the granite laden pallets a lot easier. After masking, the pallets had to moved outside for sandblasting and then back into the shop to be painted.

Painting the granite tiles. The masks were not removed until the sandblasted areas were painted white. Although there is a lot of contrast between the polished and sandblasted areas when the granite is dry, this contrast virtually disappears when the stone is wet.


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