My commemorative riven slate tablet

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I find letter carving very challenging and rewarding and I thought having not done some for a while I would do something ‘useful’ and something which might save Eileen a little money at some future date (yet to be decided!). The T is deliberately cut deeper using the V incised lettering technique used throughout and the last two digits of the ‘final’ date left open. Riven slate might look quite good but it is not the easiest of stone to carve letters into because of the uneven surface and tendency to flake.

Of course Eileen and our children may decide to scatter my ashes to the four winds – in which case if there is another Tony out there who was born in 1944 and who needs a commemorative tablet you may find this one on ebay one day!

Anthony Sargeant (but usually know as Tony) carved this riven slate tablet in certain anticipation of his demise albeit at some unknown date.

Anthony Sargeant (but usually know as Tony) carved this riven slate tablet in certain anticipation of his demise albeit at some unknown date.

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