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I really like the translucency of alabaster or sandstone and recently found an article in a woodworking magazine on this subject. Has anyone else turned in alabaster? I think this could be a wonderful medium for ornamental turning. (Fine Woodworking Jan/Feb 1989 page 55.) www.maxkrimmel.com - he is still turning... I imagine turning a planter. I can also imagine wonderful posts for the interior where I want to present a marble type of interior... why faux paint resin if you can use a soft stone instead, and turn the columns or index the column? A long time ago I saw a "chunk" of sandstone at Hobby Lobby, but it was not large enough for a column...I had that feeling that I should buy that chunk, but did not know why. I realize the necessity to use a dust mask, and also know that I can turn acrylic, but as AKA indicated in a previous post, I'm also drawn to the natural materials. I think we still have an annual rock / gem show, so perhaps I will attend and see if I can find something large enough to turn some columns. It is always nice to pick out your materials in person. I do not know where this question belongs in the forum, so If it doesn't belong in General, please advise and I will move it. Tamra