How carve your name or home number into the stone is an interesting and fun thing, it is simple and easy to operate, there is no basis for carving everyone can try to make it by hand, although it will cost you a little time, but when the carving is completed you will be a great satisfaction.
1 Depending on your needs choose your favorite type of stone, granite, marble, limestone, sandstone, travertine, etc. Granite is the hardest stone, it will takes the longest time to carve, and sandstone is a relatively soft stone varieties, but also easily damaged in the process of carving. Welcome to our website choose from a variety of your favorite stone.
2 The stone cut into the size you want your selected stone, the normally size is 23.6 inches width x 11.8 inches height x 3.2 inches thickness
3 Elected from computer or Internet with your favorite text styles, graphics, resize size, print out and paste it in stone. Using a wax crayon, draw each letter or patterns of the name or number you want to carve in stone base on the paper. Choose a style in which to create the letters. Block lettering, flowery script or graffiti style letters are common.
4 Put on safety glasses, a dust mask and leather gloves before carving the stone. Use a small-point chisel and mallet to begin carving out the stone. A small-point chisel allows you to remove the top layer of stone. Hold the chisel at a 45-degree angle to remove small stone pieces.
5 Use a claw chisel to contour the letters and remove rough spots left by the small-point chisel. Claw chisels allow you to enhance the shape of the letters.
6 Use a toothed chisel to remove rough spots left by the claw chisel. After using each chisel, you will notice the letters are cleaner and more uniform. Use a flat chisel to smooth out any spots that still appear rough.
7 Use a stone file to finish. The letters of the name you carved in stone should be visible at this point. Use the file to remove any rough edges.
8 Sand and polish the stone using sandpaper. Begin with 200 grit and increase the grit until you reach the desired polish.
Tips & Warnings
Take your time when carving stone. Granite is the most difficult stone to carve, so be prepared to spend more time carving granite than carving other types of stone.
Always wear safety equipment when carving stone to avoid injury