Friday, June 20, 2008
Stonecutters Part Two
These headstones for Arlington National Cemetery are made in Vermont (The Granite Capital of the World) Using a stencil and a sandblasting machine, it takes about 8 minutes to cut the name and information into the stone. Then the etched area is spray painted to give it an aged look. When the young college -age workers were asked about their job making these headstones, they said they never gave it much thought. "It's pretty easy, until you have to lift a stone--the stones are really heavy." said one.