Restoration and Finishing

Achieving a satisfactory finish on any sculpture, model or other piece is critical to the success of the project. Here at Alec Tiranti, we stock a wide range of tools and products which will allow you to realize the effect you’re searching for without compromising on quality and visual effect.


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Files and Abrasives

Files are one of the oldest known tools, with some historians being of the belief that the use of stones as filing instruments predates even their use as knives and axes. In those early days, a piece of sandstone would have been very effective in smoothing and shaping a piece of wood into an instrument or tool.


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Getting Started with Woodcarving

At Alec Tiranti, we stock all the essential equipment needed for woodcarving. We are proud to sell hand-forged tools, made from a special alloy steel, heat-treated for excellent edge-holding ability. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a woodcarving novice, we have all the tools it takes to get started at your work desk.


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Some Useful Pottery Tools for Beginners

If you’re new to the world of pottery and ceramics, you might be feeling a bit confused by all the equipment available to you. You might be wondering what each item is for and which pottery materials are truly necessary for your project. To help you get started with your first project, we have created a quick guide as to which pottery equipment is most useful for beginners who are still building their tool set.


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Which Materials Should I Use for Mould Making?

Mould making is the process of producing a negative impression of an object which is used to create a permanent reproduction. This might be done for a number of reasons including for dental and medical work, for special effects, model kits or sculpture.


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Five Highly Useful Clay Modelling Tools

Are you looking to invest in modelling tools but aren’t sure which ones you need? The secret to success in clay modelling starts with having the right tools. The right tools will bring you the level of control and precision that you need to create the effect you want when working with clay.


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Which Resin Materials Can I Use for Casting?

Are you new to the world of resin casting and are wondering what your options are? Or perhaps you are more experienced at resin casting and are looking to experiment with new materials?


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Essential Modelling Materials

At Alec Tiranti, we have everything you need for modelling work, whether you’re working with clay, wax, or other materials. As well as the basic wet clay used for modelling, we have a range of other essentials such as non-drying clays, oil-based clays, modelling wax, casting wax, and polymer-based clays. Read on to find out more about our different categories within our modelling materials range.


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Finding the Right Mallet or Hammer for You

Whether you’re a woodcarver or a stonemason, our range of mallets and hammers is sure to suit your purpose or application. Each offers distinctive design qualities appropriate for the type of work being done. We have six different categories for you to choose from at Alec Tiranti, where we supply our goods across the globe, and have had over a century of experience in the industry.


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Studio Equipment and Armatures: Everything You Need for the Perfect Studio

A creative studio needs the right equipment to bring your ideas to life, and luckily creating the perfect working environment inside of your studio is surprisingly easy. There are, however, a few essentials that you shouldn’t overlook as they are integral to the sculpting process.


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What Are the Essential Stone Carving Materials?

There’s only so much you can learn about stone carving if you aren’t using the right stonemason tools for the job. If you’re just starting out at stone carving, it’s important that you are well supplied with the right tools that will teach you to master the craft in the correct way. Similarly, if you are already well practiced in stone carving, it’s important that you stay stocked up on the right tools that will help you to develop your skills.


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Our Top Products for Restoration and Finishing

At Alec Tiranti Ltd, we manufacture and supply everything you could ask for as a sculptor, and have been in existence since 1895. We offer an extensive range of materials, equipment, and tools not only to sculptors but many other artists and craftspeople, across the globe. Today, we will outline some of the best products for restoration and finishing.


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