So, this is an example of some of the many steps that go into fabricating and installing a custom fountain. This piece was installed at a private residence in Rio Rancho, NM
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First, I have the clients pick out their stone. After discussions about specific designs and dimensions, I load it into my studio.
I usually have to cut the stone flat on the bottom so it will fit onto the stainless steel stand used to support it.
A big stone drill press is used to drill the hole. After that, all the carving detail is done on the face and/or the sides of the stone. Templates are used for specific designs but I like to freehand carve as well.
Pond liner, stainless steel supports and galvanized expanded metal. The pump is sitting at the bottom about 2 1/2' down