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HEIRLOOM TECHNOLOGY

By Tim Anderson

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Carve Inscriptions in Stone

Send a message to eternity.

image “Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!” So read the words carved in stone in the poem “Ozymandias.” Based on an actual Egyptian statue, that carved inscription outlasted the statue and indeed the empire that created it.

Do you have a message you’d like to pass on to future generations? Here’s how to carve it in stone. The same techniques work to carve inscriptions and designs in glass, ceramic, and metal.

It’s amazingly easy and cheap. The rotary tool ...

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