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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- Realistic / Artistic
- Realistic / Conventional
- Types of engraving needles
Various types of needles used for engraving, their qualities and their applications.
- 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.
- Inspect stone surface
Inspect the surface of the stone to identify any uneven areas.
- Clean engraved areas
Polish and clean engraved etching areas.
- 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.
- Position engraving equipment
Position and clamp work pieces, plates, or rollers in holding fixtures.
- Engrave patterns
Engrave and print designs and patterns onto a variety of surfaces.
- Measure materials
Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.
- 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 applied from rougher ones to very fine ones.
- Operate engraving equipment
Operate mechanical engraving tools and machines, set controls of cutting tools. Make adjustments if necessary.
- Adjust properties of cut
Adjust cut sizes and depths of cutting tools. Adjust heights of worktables and machine-arms.
- Wash stone
Wash the stone chips obtained while drilling, by using water hose.
- 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.
- Sketch designs on workpieces
Sketch or scribe layouts and designs on workpieces, plates, dies or rollers. Use compasses, scribers, gravers, pencils, etc.