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I started making these stepping stones this spring so decided to publish. I use a hotwire machine as can be seen in my other instructables on that su...
1. Form(s) for the stepping stone2. Cement, mortar, sand, water, usual concrete items.3. Buckets4. Trowels, spreaders, etc.5. Sponges6. Cans or measu...
I have made bricks with names also, so have shown some brick forms. For the stepping stones shown, I used a commercially available "walkmaker". These...
First, I pick my font and point size on the computer....Then I print out the letters/message on a piece of cardstock or regular paper. The letters ar...
The choice depends on whether you want to resuse these letters. I have alphabets to use, so I pin them on the foam blank. If they are glued, they wi...
This takes a little practice, but not much. The difficulties might be in not setting the correct temperature on the cutting wire. Practice on a few ...
Line out the letters accurately, as you want them to be as straight as possible simply for esthetic reasons. The letters must be flipped, right to le...
I use a standard mix of 3 parts sand to 1 part cement. If colorant is chosen, add to the water, and not the dry parts. How much colorant to use? I...
Add about 1/3 of the thoroughly mixed water, cement, sand concoction. I tap the edges of the mold, and use a hammer to tap on the bottom (gently) so ...
It's always best to go for the longer curing time. I do these on the floor of the garage, so they are not in direct sunlight as they dry/cure. From ...
To remove from mold, invert mold and stone, and gently shake stone loose. It should be about one and 1/4 to one and 1/2 inch thick and is very strong...
Voila! If everything comes together right, a nice stepping stone emerges! These can now be placed in the garden, incorporated in a sidewalk, or wher...
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Posted:Jun 27, 2009
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