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After 52 years as a stone and marble mason and specialist stone engraver I have decided to retire!

This website is dedicated as a resource and advice website to any one interested in engraved stone or indeed any type of stone work. Please feel free to browse the site for ideas and inspiration to help you design your house sign or engraved plaque .

All About Stone Engraving

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Sand carved tree of life, stone house sign

This is I think one of my favorite ever projects. The Tree of Life has been “sand carved” rather than just sand blasted. sand carving is a challenging technique requiring skillful use of drawing and blasting. This involves sand carving the stone layer by layer to create a beautiful 3D engraved image. The “Tree of…


If you are lucky enough to own a Dremel or one of the many dremel type rotary tools available, you to can make your own Slate house sign. In this video tutorial we go step by step through the process. I show the tools needed and how to plan and layout the house name and…

How to do a really fast Rock Tumble.

Rock tumbling can be a real test of your patience. A tumbling run with a single batch of stones could take you many weeks! In this article and video I how how it is quite possible and in fact easy to achieve a highly polished finish on your rocks in just 10 days! There is…

Rock Tumbling Cheat

Rock tumbling Cheat Generally speaking I am not in favour of cheating in anything. But rock tumbling can be such a frustrating hobby that I thought this might be a good idea for those struggling to achieve a polish on their rocks and pebbles. It is a simply way of producing Highly polished stones in…

Rock Carving 1

My wife and I are lucky enough to own a beach hut on the south coast of England. The beach is a mass of rocks and stones. I have always wanted to try to carve the stones as a beach side hobby. However these stones are way too hard to carve withe a chisel. My…

This site is a work in progress so if you have any queries about any aspect of stonework that you think I can help with please use the email contact page and I will try to get back to you ASAP.

Stoneengravings was a very small family business. All of the house signs, numbers, plaques and gifts shown in this site were designed manufactured and engraved by Stephen, Marie and Helen Walker here in the beautiful New Forest. We put 40 years of experience and craftsmanship into our range of products and always took great pride in the our work.

We only used the very best Natural stone materials and took great care in choosing the best stones, slates marbles and granite’s for our work.
You can browse the site by: Type of stone, eg, York Stone, Sandstone. Types of Slate: Welsh grey slate, Brazilian grey, Brazilian green etc, or Granite.

You can also search by product categories, House signs or Numbers, Commemorative plaques etc. Or by design styles, Art-Deco or Celtic etc.

All of the photo’s on the site were taken either by us or by our fantastic customers and as you will see that amounts to a lot of photographs! (And a somewhat variable quality. As a stonemason I’m not too bad, as a photographer, not so good! )

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