Profession stone engraver

Stone engravers use hand tools, machines and chemical products to etch and carve patterns and inscriptions on stone surfaces.

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  • Types of engraving needles

    Various types of needles used for engraving, their qualities and their applications.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Types of engraving stone

    Different types of stone suitable for engraving. The appearance, cost and usual applications of each type, and their properties relevant to the engraving process.


  • Adjust properties of cut

    Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.

  • Engrave patterns

    Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.

  • Sketch designs on workpieces

    Sketch or scribe layouts and designs on workpieces, plates, dies or rollers. Use compasses, scribers, gravers, pencils, etc.

  • Cool workpiece

    Cool down the workpiece to keep it safe and comfortable to work with. Cooling a workpiece with water has the added benefit of removing dust and debris.

  • Inspect stone surface

    Inspect the surface of the stone to identify any uneven areas.

  • Clean engraved areas

    Polish and clean engraved etching areas.

  • Wash stone

    Wash the stone chips obtained while drilling, by using water hose.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Prepare workpieces for engraving

    Prepare mechanical tools and workpieces for engraving by polishing their surface and bevelling the workpiece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which are applied from rougher ones to very fine ones.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Operate engraving equipment

    Operate mechanical engraving tools and machines, set controls of cutting tools. Make adjustments if necessary.

  • Position engraving equipment

    Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.

  • Prepare workpieces for etching

    Prepare mechanical tools and work pieces for etching by polishing their surface and bevelling the work piece to remove sharp edges. Polishing is done using different sandpapers and sand films which are applied and vary from rough to very fine ones.

Optional knowledge and skills

engraving technologies set up the controller of a machine remove processed workpiece troubleshoot report defective manufacturing materials transpose designs to engravings use painting techniques supply machine with appropriate tools remove inadequate workpieces pack stone products post-process stone workpiece program a cnc controller maintain engraving equipment inspect quality of products perform test run polish stone surfaces identify customer's needs operate forklift consult technical resources determine quality of engraving supply machine quality and cycle time optimisation keep records of work progress

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