The genealogists among us will appreciate this. :-)

Alisande



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janey_alabama

That is funny!


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pudgeder

Just hope it's all correct!! LOL

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roxanna7

I love it! Sent this to my elder son, who has been continuing the family history, carrying on from what my grandfather had done before he died in 1955. Fun project (and it keeps said son off the streets and out of trouble, lol).

Thanks for sharing!

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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

gotta be expensive to have that done.

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mama goose_gw zn6OH

Maybe they decided to re-purpose the kitchen island top.

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murraysmom Zone 6a OH

I saw this on Facebook. It would be interesting to see it in person. I agree that that had to be expensive to have that done. Maybe there is an engraver in the family? :)

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DawnInCal

That will will sure make life easier for future genealogy researchers!

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caflowerluver

Reminds me of this.


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Alisande

LOL, Caflowerluver!

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maifleur01

Since one of the things I studied was lithography, the art of engraving or etching. This was probably made by that method. Back when I took classes depending on if you were etching into a surface or removing the surface to leave a raised area you put what was called a resist that prevented the acid or basic solution used from eating into the areas that you did not want touched. I believe now you can have large sheets made with any computer generated and cutouts. You apply the resist pressing firmly so that none of the etching material leaks where you do not want it. When I did it the etching material was a thick gel so it would not run but the texture could be changed. Not likely that anyone would want to but a print could probably be made from the top unless there was an added filler in the design.

The process is probably expensive but not as expensive as when you actually carved the letters and other things into a slab.

Edited to add the other most common method is to use, for an easy to understand description. what looks like a router that can cut stone. Not all stones can be used as some crack and chip easier than others.

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