Not many people know how headstones are made. This video shows a straightforward illustration of the process. Headstones characterize the last resting place of an individual that passes away while giving their families and friends a memorial where they can regularly pay their respects. Understanding the headstone-making process enables people to choose suitable headstone carvings, materials, and designs to represent their loved one’s life. Unlike in the past, when a headstone company would use a stone to make headstones, the process has evolved to offer various customization options and production time. The headstone-making process starts with material selection.

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Headstones can be made from limestone, bronze, granite, or marble.

After choosing the ideal material, a headstone company cuts out and shapes blocks using pneumatic drills. The water jet cutting method is quickly becoming popular because it’s precise, effective, and efficient. Polishing the stone helps create a visually appealing and smooth surface. A headstone company uses various machines with different grit levels to smooth the surface before shaping and finishing it based on the client’s specifications. The headstone company then engraves the headstone using the sandblasting process. Here, they apply glue to the headstone before placing a rubber stencil and a carbon-supported outline of the design on the headstone. The stone is sprayed using pressurized steam to eliminate carving and sandblasting residue. The headstone is now ready for delivery.