New Headstone Selections for Victoria, Australia | Mason and Maker | G.H.Veitch Stonemasons

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Australian-owned Monumental Masons providing Headstones and Monuments

As we are experienced Monumental Masons, we can help design and supply beautiful natural stone monuments and headstones throughout Western Victoria, Melbourne and beyond as required.

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Other services include, but not limited to, Hand Cut Inscriptions, Raised and In-laid (flush) Lead Lettering on Granite and Marble Headstones. Gold gilding and gravesite renovations and repair also forms an integral part of our expertise.


 

For more designs, please contact G.H. Veitch or check out our Monumental Headstone Selection for further inspiration

Looking to Match Headstone Inscriptions? Hand Cut Inscription Service Melbourne

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Insitu Lead Lettering, handcut and laid into restored marble plinth. Complete Monumental Restoration.

As experienced lettercutters, we have the ability to match any existing inscription style. With little or no sandblasting, the majority of our letters are handcut and can therefore identically match the existing epitaph font. This Carrara Marble monument, complete with sandstone plinth and curbs was recently restored with additional inlaid lead lettering- installed insitu. The main shaft of the urn pedestal was cracked in half and also had to be pinned.

Here are a few examples of the traditional style of setting out and inscribing to match existing font.

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Also, coming soon is the mason & maker shop where you’ll be able to purchase a broad range of tools and tidbits, homewares and hardwares… Stay Tuned!
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Coming Soon – mason & maker Shop. Everything, home and hardware.

Lettering on Sandstone ANZAC Monument | Stone Carving | Heritage Conservation | Victoria

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THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

As Australians will be celebrating the “Great War” 100th year anniversary until 2018, it was a pleasure to help create a monument in Emu Park, QLD in order to help commemorate this special event for the locals; now and into the future.. As requested by Capricorn Sandstone quarry, who had donated a significant amount of the stone featured in the monument, I was commissioned to carry out inscription works for the Lions/ Rotary/ RSL Club in Emu Park who were also working in conjunction with the Bendigo Bank.

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Setting out on Sandstone from Capricorn Stone, Rockhampton QLD

The standard procedure when approaching handcut inscriptions is to set out, gauging proportions, letter size and depth. As each cutter has a different style, just like handwriting, it is important to design the monument and lettering in accordance with the path of the sun.

If facing due west, as this monument was, the lettering really needed to compensate for this lack of light for most part of the day through increasing the size and therefore the depth of the lettering. However, if facing due North, the lettering could have remained natural v-cut. As we were unable to change the position of the monument, and with this in mind, the decision was made to paint the letters.

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The local Mirror commemorating the event and monument.

Lest We Forget.