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Anyone carve rocks? #7374530
10/08/21 03:22 PM
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I do a little messing around grinding folks names into field stones, nothing bigger than I can haul around, but mostly just for gifts. I'm far from professional and my equipment isn't either. Just curious if anyone else dabbles in it???

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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374561
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Looks great to me. Good job, ADC.


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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374610
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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374612
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Carved a few pipes out of soapstone.

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ky_coyote_hunter] #7374675
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Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
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Hahahaaaa.Shawshank.


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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374691
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Looks good. I have a stone I want to do the same thing to. What kind of tools did you use?

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: upstateNY] #7374702
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
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Hahahaaaa.Shawshank.

Lol, Yep, one of the best ever!


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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374707
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Yes what kind of tools do you use?

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374713
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Looks good Jamie, if you want it cleaner you'll need a plotter cutter. Nice work.


You state I reply, you reply, I don't reply... don't think I coincide l just don't think your reply was worth my replying....
Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7374725
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Sandblast is easier.
Tip, put address # on separate stone because they change.
Yes I've carved.





Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: Bear Tracker] #7374931
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Originally Posted by saskbone
Looks good. I have a stone I want to do the same thing to. What kind of tools did you use?

Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
Yes what kind of tools do you use?


I just have an electric 1/4" die grinder with cheap grinder bits from Harbor Freight and Amazon, and use a garden hose to keep them wet so as to not burn up the bits too fast. Like I said definitely not a professional set up.

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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ky_coyote_hunter] #7375030
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Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
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Coincidence that its open to the book of Exodus ?? oh man thatís pretty good never noticed that! Lol


To get back on point - I had an uncle who made a marker stone with family name for their front yard. He went to a monument company and had a stencil made. It was a plastic rubber with just the letters you want Etched in the stone cut out . You lay the stencil on the stone and hit it with a sandblaster and some type of aggravate Until you get the desired depth to the letters...It turned out very well. I donít know what he paid for the stencil and you would have to have a sandblaster and air compressors... your way is definitely a lot more simple and low tech .I like that -now Iím half tempted to try it.

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7375035
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Originally Posted by saskbone
Looks good. I have a stone I want to do the same thing to. What kind of tools did you use?

Originally Posted by Bear Tracker
Yes what kind of tools do you use?


I just have an electric 1/4" die grinder with cheap grinder bits from Harbor Freight and Amazon, and use a garden hose to keep them wet so as to not burn up the bits too fast. Like I said definitely not a professional set up.

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That pictures hurts my ears. Lol. 1/4" die grinder on rock has to be one of the worst.

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7375129
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Actually P63, it's not. I suppose because it's wet. It is a lot louder on metal.

I bought a cheap air powered grinder to try, if my air compressor will keep up, it should be a little safer than electric with the hose running on it. LOL

Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7375249
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Just chisel the date in a stone on the jobs I do.
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Re: Anyone carve rocks? [Re: ~ADC~] #7375251
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Nice stone work, ridge runner.


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