yeah, did that once.... never again.
a carbide endmill cuts soapstone like butter... however...
the mess was incredible...talc dust everywhere... even when holding
the shopvac at the cut... even when soaking everything down with water
after sweeping, vacuuming, washing down the machine... the dust was still everywhere. where the mister tank lid was originally black ... it is now grey.
spent days wiping dust from the rails and bearings... luckily talc dust
is not very abrasive... but what a mess.
don't come anwhere near my shop with F@#$in' soapstone.
did i mention the mess?