How to make a Texas Address Stone
The process we use to make our Texas Popouts
- On Page One
On Page two
- Chisel and smooth surfaces
- Sandcarve and Paint
- Deliver the product
Getting the Material
We locate limestone building blocks that are at least three inches thick, 18 inches tall and 20 inches wide. Our maximum size is 22 X 30.
This is not a common size. They are heavy. Each stone, depending on thickness, can weigh between 100 and 175 pounds.
We then deliver them to our "waterjet guy".
Water jet Cutting
Waterjet Cutters are amazing machines. They can cut 4 inch aluminum plate, 2 inch stainless steel, or several layers of other materials simultaniously.
They aren't really made for "one at a time" jobs, they are made for mass producing items.
The Waterjet forces water mixed with garnet through a nozzle at 60,000 psi. It sounds like a jet engine. You have to wear ear protection devices.
move home point
check north again
we "punch in"
east side of panhandle
spraying 15 feet!
about to return to high
johnny checks progress
inches to go
back to start
| we now have the complete outline, |
and tap gently with a ball peen hammer.
along the red river, west of the panhandle, then east of beaumont....
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