At our school every second year the grade 6 and 7's get to sculpt something out of a rock called soapstone. The reason they call it this is because it's so soft; so soft that your finger nail is stronger than it. I made a seal sitting on a rock for my carving and it took a lot of time and effort. There is 5 steps. The carving, steal wool, sandpaper, waxing and buffing. It was so much fun and I bet everyone else felt the same way.