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Add a Personal Touch to Your Home and Yard with Rock-on-Stone Engraving


Shown are a few of the stepping stones Arlen Price has engraved.

Rock-on Stone Engraving, a new and unique business to the Sidney area, is available to begin taking orders for address and residence markers, customized stepping stones, and memorial stones.

While visiting the Black Hills, Arlen and Lonnie Price noticed that many residences had stone markers with a family name or address engraved into them which piqued their interest. After doing some online research, the Prices decided to purchase an engraving machine, which is similar to a sandblasting machine, and they began their venture.

After owning and operating a trucking business from 1998 until 2014, Arlen Price thought rock engraving would be an interesting hobby. Since the first of the year, the Prices have tried a variety of designs on different types of stone including stepping stones for each of their children and their families which trail a path through the back yard. Soon more and more people were asking about the engraved stones and so a hobby turned into a fun retirement business.

Address markers like this one are what originally piqued the Prices' interest in rock engraving.

Computer generated stencils are printed onto a rubber-like material with an adhesive backing which sticks directly to the stone as the engraving machine uses sand to etch away the unprotected rock. There are extensive clip art designs to choose from, but pictures can be used to create a template as long as they are not too detailed. The stone used should be fairly smooth and can be supplied by the customer or by the Prices and they offer pick-up and delivery within the area. The time it takes to complete an order depends on the size and Arlen Price recommends allowing at least one month from start to finish. The stones are an interesting and creative way to personalize a home or business or add a little something special to a garden or yard and they would certainly make a wonderful gift for the person who has everything.

Cost depends on the size of the stone, the size of the design being engraved, and if stone is supplied by the customer or by the Prices. For more information about Rock-on-Stone Engraving, contact Arlen Price at 406-489-1484.


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