As promised, albeit a little late, here are photos of the soapstone installation.
The stone was brought into the house in smaller pieces. Soapstone weighs approximately 20 pounds per square foot, so even the smaller pieces required three men to carry them.
In this photo, you can see the difference between the sink, which has been oiled with mineral oil, and the "raw" pieces of soapstone.
The seams were epoxied together and the surface was carefully sanded and smoothed. This process took a few hours.
A few close up shots of the various veining patterns.
This is to the left side of my sink. We had drainage grooves cut in.
This is my favorite piece. It's on the island to the right of the rangetop, and I call it my "lightening" piece.
There's so much more work to do, but getting the countertops installed was a huge turning point.