Padukas: lotus and polishing

black granite padukas being carved and polished. Carving the lotus motif

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After measuring with the pointing machine and some other works in between I continued with shaping the paduka's in black granite. On the feet, I added the symbols of Vishnu: the conch, the disc and lotus flowers. On the profile on the side the lotus motif will return, and that's what I am carving now, sanding and polishing.

Once again it's a lot of manual work, because the sanding head of the machine is too large for all those little curves. Luckily I once, long ago, bought a few sets of toothbrush like things with diamond on it, that now come in very handy (see photo). I also have all kinds of diamond files and graters, and tapas picks with a piece of diamond sheet glued to them. Will be just fine!

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