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Old 09-01-2017, 08:30 AM
Torc Torc is offline
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Default A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine!


Thank you for approving my request to join the forum.

I am Torc and I am a fledgling stone scratcher.

I picked up this hobby out of a necessity for something I could not find anywhere else. I had been searching the internet for someone to make a small custom runestone with no success. I had looked into various mediums but the purpose of the runestone warranted the material be something that will last and be handed down.

I have some background in acid etching, my folks having a business in it when I was a youth. I was going to try my hand at etching stone in the same fashion as we did glass and this led me to the local granite countertop company to buy some scrap pieces to work with, this having a mixed result. I found out that the acid etching idea would not work on the black granite as I was intending, but I could have as much of the scrap that I wanted for free.

This led me to purchase a Dremel engraver and back to the net to find others to learn from.
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:42 AM
SEngraver SEngraver is offline
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Hi Torc
Welcome to the Engraving Forum.
Learn from those who know more than you do and teach those who know less than you do. - I.M.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:27 PM
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Tim Wells Tim Wells is offline
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Default Re: A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine!

Welcome to the Hand Engraving Forum where you can learn a ton of information about engraving metal with steel chisels commonly called gravers. However, you won't find much here about using vibratory etching tools or grinding glass with burrs in a dremel tool.

I hope you can find what you're looking for in the way of knowledge. Feel free to wander about the site and use the search feature to look up subjects that you might have in mind. It may happen to be in there somewhere and if not, just ask.
"If one needs a tool, and does not acquire it, they end up paying for it, but not having it." - Henry Ford
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:18 PM
dhall dhall is offline
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Default Re: A furore Normannorum libera nos, Domine!

Just a thought - what about sandblasting? A simple mask/resist from masking tape and careful application of the blast jet can yield more or less aggressive removal of material. I did some sandblasting a few years ago for a buddy who was making some point of purchase displays. He cut a template out of sheet copper and I taped it to a flat-ish part of a stone and then went to town with the sandblaster. They came out well and when I read your post, it reminded me of this project.

Best regards,
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:25 PM
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Your advice is how they engrave granite grave markers these days so it should work for the OP.
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