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Stones and steel form the path to happiness

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To the casual observer, motorcycles and granite have little in common. The loud rumble of an engine is far different than the soft purr of pneumatic sculpting tools. However, a closer look reveals similarities. The meticulousness involved in sculpting is comparable to the precision necessary in restoring antique motorcycles. The ability to observe and analyze is critical to the quality of the final product. For Master Sculptor Clint Button, an appreciation for the beauty in every detail is an opportunity to admire the wonder of God’s creations.

The solitude of sculpting and the seclusion of riding both present great opportunities for reflection. 1 Peter 2:7 says, ‘the stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.’ Clint has many accomplished works of skill. He humbly describes them as opportunities God has given him ‘to make something beautiful or make something ugly.’ Respecting his talent and his creator ensures that making something ugly is not an option.

As a master biker, Clint’s passion for detail breathes new life into motorcycles others consider worthy of the bone yard. The power of observation requires devotion to the time necessary to ensure every part is correct. When teamed with Dennis Harris, the two share their love of motorcycles with bike enthusiasts, antique lovers, and the community.

Antique Bikes on Main is an annual show held in Chesnee which gives attendees the chance to celebrate history, bikes, and family. The free event allows outsiders to discover small town charm while admiring a wealth of vintage bikes. The collection includes the expected Harleys and Indians, as well as Hodaka Combat Wombats, Ducatis, and maybe a Guzzi V7 Sport. The weekend incorporates a swap meet, prayer ride, vendors, live music, and the necessity of all good, southern events: food.

Community service is a recurrent theme. During the holiday season, Clint partners with Rose Jenson, the City of Chesnee, Northeast Area Council, and others to organize the Chesnee Toy Run. The annual benefit provides Christmas gifts to local children in need.

Clint Button accomplishes great things as a biker and a sculptor, and the results are treasures to his customers. His path to happiness is divinely built on stone and steel. As a result, he unintentionally inspires others to “find a way to live while doing what you love.” That’s good advice for everyone.

For more information on Clint Button and Carolina Sculpting, please visit www.carolinasculpturesstudio.com

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