Saturday, June 03, 2006
New Tombstone Techniques
I worked on some new ideas for Tombstones this week. I bought a router bit for my Dremel tool and a cutter attachment to steady the dremel when using the bit. I glued down the lettering onto the plastic film covered white foam. Using the Dremel and my router I carved out all the letters. This was much faster then an ex-acto knife and easier.
We wanted to create a better way to stand the tombstones in yard and make the back of the tombstones look more simple. Instead of the PVC pipes and clamps that are there now.
I routered out a grove in the back of the tombstone deep enought to place an 18" 1/2" PVC pipe. I then glued a piece of 1/8" hardboard over the grooves. Using rebar the tombstone just slides right onto them and you can't see how they are being held up. Works Great!